Bishop speaks at youth ministry conference

At International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry International Conference Opening Worship last week Bishop Paul was asked to speak on youth ministry in the Diocese and to reflect on our early history speaking into Youth Ministry today. So here is the talk for any who are interested...

Bishop Paul’s Christmas Sermon 2018

Durham Cathedral 11.15pm Christmas Eve Titus 2.11-14; Luke 2.1-19 INTRODUCTION ‘The time came for Mary to deliver her child.’ ‘Is it time yet?’ I wonder how many children have asked that question over the past few hours? Sent to bed to sleep awaiting the arrival of Santa they will have struggled to sleep....

New Bishop of Jarrow Announced

The new Bishop of Jarrow Designate was announced today. The announcement made by Downing Street this morning confirms that the next Bishop of Jarrow Designate is The Venerable Canon Sarah Clark. Currently Archdeacon of Nottingham, in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham. Sarah (53) was licensed to her current post...

Bishop Paul’s Christmas Message 2018

I love being with people at this Christmas season. Let me give you some examples. I have always loved a school nativity or carol event; there tends to be such delight and pride in performing touched with real recognition that the birth of this baby, so long ago, is...

Presidential Address to Synod

Bishop Paul gave his presidential address to synod on 24th November 2018. The first of the triennium, it was a one filled with local, national and international messages. He talked on 'Gift' giving three examples of God's gift: Migration; The National situation; and the Local Church. He talked on Migration of workforces as a...

Diocese to say farewell to Bishop of Jarrow

The Diocese of Durham will be saying farewell to The Rt Revd, Mark Bryant, Bishop of Jarrow this Sunday at a Eucharist service in Durham Cathedral. Bishop Mark announced his retirement in May 2018 when he said: “I shall be 69 in October and will have been Bishop of Jarrow...

Bishop of Durham Champions UK Hunger Petition

The Rt Revd Paul Butler has put his name to the End Hunger UK (EHUK) petition, calling on the Government to “fix” Universal Credit to prevent more people going hungry and is calling on churches and churchgoers to do the same. The campaign is also calling for improvements to the...

Bishop Mark’s Final Presidential Address To Synod

Bishop Mark gave the Presidential Address on 23rd June to Diocesan Synod. This will be his last before he retires in October 2018. A video and transcript can be viewed below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvMHuD-oUcA  

BISHOP PAUL COMPLETES 8TH PRAYER WALK

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham has completed his 8th Prayer Walk in 4 years. The prayer walks are each aimed at allowing him to meet people, get to know the area and to pray for it and its people. This year Bishop Paul has completed two...

Prayer Walks 2018 Week Begin

Bishop Paul has begun his second week of prayer walks for 2018. The second week based in Easington Deanery was started with breakfast at St Andrew's Church in Blackhall before going on a series of walks through Blackhall, Hesleden, Hutton Henry, Station Town, Wingate and Wheatley Hill. En-route Bishop Paul visited shops,...