Bishop Paul’s message to Clergy

Bishop Paul's message to the Clergy of the Diocese at the Virtual Clergy Study Session. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwmClmcTVDk ‘Keeping our eyes lifted up’ Sustaining and developing vision through difficult times INTRODUCTION It is really difficult to know how to communicate to you just how deeply proud I am of you all for the way you have...

Introducing Living in Love & Faith

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ3DaYRPgJc Bishop Paul outlined the Church of England's 'Living in Love & Faith' programme at Diocesan Synod on Saturday 14th November.   Full transcript of his address is here: INTRODUCTION Living in Love and Faith has been a major piece of work undertaken over the past couple of years. It was commissioned by the...

Diocesan Call To Prayer

Dear Sisters and Brothers, Alongside the Nationally produced prayers for the coming month of prayer, we want to encourage you to use these two more locally focussed prayers. +Paul and +Sarah Diocesan - Call to Prayer Loving God, as we pray for our nation in this time of trial, we pray for our Diocese. We pray...

Bishop Paul and Other Faith Leaders Call For Cross-Party Commission To...

Bishop Paul is amongst a diverse group of faith leaders has written to the Prime Minister calling for the urgent establishment of a cross-party commission with the mandate and resources to tackle child poverty in England. The leaders, including the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, highlight the growing concern among...

Diocese Welcomes James In His New Role As Diocesan Secretary

The Church of England Diocese of Durham has appointed its new Diocesan Secretary. The Rt Revd Paul Butler has announced that James Morgan (36), currently Director of Finance for the Diocese will be the new Diocesan Secretary, (the senior executive officer of the diocese) and will take up his post...

BBC TEES reflection and Sermon for the installation of Canons

Bishop Paul gave a very well-received reflection on BBC TEES Mike Hill show today 25th October. The Refecltion is presented below along with a sermon he gave at the installation of Canons in Durham Cathedral this afternoon. BBC TEES REFLECTION Did you remember to turn your clocks back before going to...

Response To The IICSA Report

Responding to the publication of the IICSA report and the Church of England’s open letter, The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham said, “While it is for the national Church to respond fully to IICSA’s findings and recommendations, as a bishop I am fully supportive of IICSA’s scrutiny...

Bishop of Jarrow to Chair National Young Vocations Scheme

The Bishop of Jarrow is to take on the role of chairing the Church of England's 'Ministry Experience Scheme' (MES). In the Dioceses of Durham, the scheme is helping young people from all walks of life across the North East find their way to ordained and lay ministry by...

Bishop Paul’s – First Sunday back in Durham Cathedral

Bishop Paul was at Durham Cathedral today (Sunday 19th July 2020) for the first Sunday in the Cathedral following the releasing of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. He presided at the earlier service and preached at the 11.30 am service. A full transcript of his sermon follows. POST CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN First Sunday back in Durham...

Churches Across Durham Diocese Get Going Again

Churches across the Diocese of Durham have started to open their doors for Public Worship and for Private Prayer following the changes in lockdown on the 4th July. On the first Sunday (July 5th), after the restrictions were loosened, several churches in the diocese reported bigger congregations than had been...