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...

Bishop Paul’s Sermon For Christmas Eve Midnight Communion

CHRISTMAS EVE MIDNIGHT COMMUNION 2020 Isaiah 9.2-7 & Luke 2.1-20   INTRODUCTION Well, what a year this has been. When I presided at this service last Christmas Eve none of us imagined that this year the Cathedral would be occupied by such a small number, wearing masks and sat 2 metres apart, except...

GRANVILLE GIBSON REPORT PUBLICATION

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham today issued the following statement alongside the publication of the Granville Gibson Report.  “Granville Gibson’s conviction for sexual abuse offences in 2016 was deeply shameful for the Diocese of Durham. An independent review was immediately commissioned into the whole history of how...

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...