GOD’S PEOPLE ON THE MOVE TOGETHER

GOD’S PEOPLE ON THE MOVE TOGETHER A brief theological reflection on the Coronavirus Crisis Dear Sisters & Brothers, Over the past 18 months facilitated by the Waymark process, we have found ourselves drawn together to see ourselves much more clearly as God’s people, travelling together alongside one another as God’s pilgrim people....

Bishop Paul speaks in HoL COVID related debate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6NtvSaVruc Bishop Paul speaks on the Debate on the case for increasing income equality and sustainability in the light of the recent health emergency. House of Lords via https://parliament.tv DRAFT SPEECH TEXT My Lords, I congratulate it is a privilege to the right reverend Bishop of Derby on her moving maiden speech....

Church of England launches campaign to help families pray together

Church of England launches campaign to help families pray together https://www.churchofengland.org/   The Church of England has today launched a new programme to make prayer a household habit once again. Bishop Paul is part of the team helping launch the initiative today in his role as lead bishop on education. #FaithAtHome which...

Bishop of Durham and the TUC lead calls for more protection...

Bishop of Durham and the TUC lead calls for more protection for frontline workers A minute of silence observed for workers who have lost their lives in the fight against Covid-19 as part of International Workers’ Memorial Day. In a message published online Bishop says: “We owe it to all our...

Easter Day Service

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Maundy Thursday Chrism Service

https://www.facebook.com/durhamdiocese/posts/3396016807074988   INTRODUCTION This is weird. This is difficult. One of the things I love about our gathering in our wonderful Cathedral on Maundy Thursday is looking out and seeing all your faces. Wardens and congregation members accompany many of you. They come to support you as you renew your vows. Together...

Bishop Issues Messages of Support and Prayer for Our NHS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDA02tYt7Uo As our nation prepares to come to together once again tonight to as part of the 'Clap For Our Carers' campaign, The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham has added his own thanks by issuing his own messages of support and prayer for our NHS, all those caring...

A Prayer for our Prime Minister

Bishop Paul offers a prayer for our Prime Minister

COVID-19 Update 16 – HOLY WEEK & EASTER

Dear Sisters & Brothers, As we prepare to journey with Jesus and each other through the eventful days of Holy Week and Easter we want to begin with thanksgiving. Thank you once again for all you are doing to serve God’s people the impact of which is clearly being experienced...

Bishop Paul’s message for Passion Sunday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxIp8FDSRJg Today is Passion Sunday, the gateway to Passiontide where our focus turns towards the suffering of our Lord Jesus as we journey with him towards Holy Week and the cross and, in time, to the Resurrection.  In all honesty, something of the rhythm of Lent has been lost for...