Bishop Leads The Way On Rescheduled Pilgrimage Trails

Updates: 4/05/21: Way of Love Bishop Paul will set out on the second inaugural pilgrimage on Friday 7th May. The Way of Love from Hartlepool to Durham - full details and updates below. Inaugural Pilgrimages Update April 2021.pdf Time Tables Details for registering for the Inaugural Pilgrimages With the rule of 30 due to commence on...

Statement by Bishop of Durham on the Death of HRH The...

Last Updated 11/04/21: 11:00 Bishop's Statement “The Rt Revd Paul Butler Bishop of Durham said: “The Church of England in the Diocese of Durham and people across our region joins Her Majesty The Queen, members of the Royal Family and those across the country who mourn the death of His Royal...

Bishop Paul’s Easter Sermon

EASTER DAY 2021 – Durham Cathedral John 20.1-18 INTRODUCTION ‘We are an Easter people and Hallelujah is our song.’ Pope John Paul II gave us this memorable acclamation in an Angelus reflection in Australia in November 1986. Taken out of its original context it could sound rather glib so here is the context:- We do...

Bishop Sarah’s Easter Message

John 20:  20 ‘Known by his scars’ Alleluia Christ is Risen, He is risen indeed Alleluia!  This is the ancient cry of Christian’s on Easter Day – the cry of hope, of new creation, new life out of the ravages of death. The Risen Jesus’ body isn’t his old corpse revived,...

Chrism Service 2021 Bishop’s Sermon

RENEWAL OF VOWS & CHRISM EUCHARIST Maundy Thursday 2021 2 Corinthians 3.17-4.12 & Luke 22.24-30   INTRODUCTION Leading this service from home last year is one of the Covid pandemic experiences which will remain firmly in my memory. Watching thumbs up and heart symbols rising at the side of the iPhone was bemusing and...

Bishop of Durham’s Easter Message 2021

Happy Easter Jesus Christ is risen, I  bring Easter greetings from the wonderful Durham Cathedral recording on Maundy Thursday after we've had our Chrism Eucharist and renewal of vows, and were on Easter Day I will be celebrating communion on a number of occasions. It's been a tough year, last...

Bishop of Durham Comments On Latest Budget Announcements

Commenting on the announcements in the budget the Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham said: “I am delighted to see the announcements in today’s budget of two significant investments in Job and prosperity for the North East namely the establishment of the Treasury Northern campus in Darlington and the...

Bishop of Durham partners with Christian Aid to encourage people to...

The Diocese of Durham has partnered with aid and development charity Christian Aid to give people an opportunity to give thanks for their Covid-19 vaccine and help others in crisis across the world. Recognising the deep sense of relief and gratitude experienced by many people after being vaccinated, the two...

BISHOP RECEIVES COVID-19 VACCINE IN NEW REGIONAL CENTRE

Bishop Paul was one of the first people to receive his COVID-19 vaccine at the new vaccine centre opened today at Durham's Arnison Centre adding additional capacity to help the NHS vaccinate as many people as possible as quickly as possible. Bishop Paul said: "It was very well organised and...

Bishop calls for an end to the use of military barracks...

In an open letter to the Home Secretary, The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham has outlined the growing concern held for the use of military barracks for the housing of Asylum Seekers. The letter is signed by prominent bishops from the Church of England and senior faith...