Bishop Opens New Building For Outstanding School

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham formally opened Wynyard Church of England Academy’s new building on Monday 20th May 2019. Since it was opened in 2015 with just 16 Children, the school has gone from nothing to being rated as outstanding in its first Ofsted inspection in 2018. The...

Presidential Address to Synod May 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS5xSNJQaPw The full transcript is here:  

Bishop Sarah opens next chapter in Shildon success story

The Rt Revd, Sarah Clark, Bishop of Jarrow has formally opened the new premises of Shildon Alive marking the next stage in the project ongoing success story. Like her predecessor, Bishop Sarah was delighted to continue the patronage of the Bishops of Jarrow for the St John’s church project that...

Bishop Paul’s Easter Sermon – Do not be alarmed

Bishop Paul’s Sermon - Easter Day Dawn Vigil Service, Durham Cathedral INTRODUCTION ‘They were alarmed’ – astonished, amazed, thrown. ‘Do not be alarmed’ I wonder when you were last astonished and amazed by something that also set off inside you some alarm and fear? For me it is only back a few days when...

Bishop of Durham Easter Message 2019

I want to begin by wishing everyone a very Happy Easter. The last few months arguably the last couple of years have been times of deep uncertainty in our nation. That uncertainty gets marked in all kinds of different ways. Its uncertainty around Universal Credit is uncertainty around Brexit...

Sarah formally welcomed as Bishop of Jarrow

Durham Diocese’s first Female Bishop, The Rt Revd Sarah Clark has been formally welcomed to the Diocese as Bishop of Jarrow at a service on Sunday 7th April in Durham Cathedral. During the service which was attended by 100’s of people from across the diocese and wider, The Rt Revd...

Sarah to be welcomed as Bishop of Jarrow

Durham Diocese’s first Female Bishop will be formally welcomed to the Diocese on Sunday 7th April in Durham Cathedral at 3.30pm The Rt Revd Sarah Clark, Bishop of Jarrow will start her ministry in the Diocese from Monday 8th April. Sarah was consecrated as Bishop of Jarrow in York Minster...

Tea & Prayer For Brexit

The Church of England has called for communities to join together in conversation and prayer as Brexit discussions reach a pivotal point. Churches are encouraged to host informal café-style meetings over the weekend of 30th March to bring together people of all standpoints and encourage open discussion. Bishop Paul said:...

Former Bishop of Durham Dies Age 91

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham is amongst many church leaders to give tribute to his predecessor John Habgood later Archbishop of York. Bishop Paul said: "The sad news of John Habgood’s death yesterday calls us to give thanks for his ministry as Bishop of Durham from 1973-83....

Bishop Paul Takes Part In Persian Language Holy Communion Launch

Wakefield Cathedral has hosted a special service to launch the Church of England’s first Persian language translation of Holy Communion to further engage with the growing numbers of Iranians in our congregations. Some 500 Iranians from across the country packed into the cathedral, one of three in the Diocese of Leeds, and...