Churches ready themselves for Armistice Centenary

Across the Diocese of Durham, churches and their communities are readying themselves to commemorate 100 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the Great War. Many churches are staging displays of poppies or other visual displays of remembrance. One such church is Hillside Church St Cuthberts Marley...

New Director of Initial Ministry Education Announced

The Dioceses of Durham and Newcastle are pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Dr Jennifer Cooper as the new Director of Initial Ministerial Education (IME) Phase 2.  In this role, she will lead the programme of training for a diverse and growing cohort of curates in the...

A weekend of Farewells for Bishop Mark

The weekend of the 22nd and 23rd of September 2018 will be remembered long into the future in the diocese of Durham as it was the weekend where it formally said farewell and thank you to The Rt Revd Mark Bryant for his ministry as Bishop of Jarrow over the last eleven years. At...

Thy Kingdom Come 2018 Success Story for Durham

Thy Kingdom Come 2018 activity which took part in Durham is featured in a new summary report issued this week. The case studies. In Durham, 14 churches including, from across the denominations, came together for 250 hours of non-stop, 24-7 prayer during Thy Kingdom Come. The event was hosted by Salvation Army’s Sanctuary 21 – a house of...

Bishop Licenses Three New Readers

Three new Readers have been licensed in the Church of England Diocese of Durham today Saturday 21st September 2018. The Rt Revd Paul Butler Bishop of Durham, Licensed Stephen Gilbert (Willington, St Stephen & Hunwick, Saint Paul), Christine Richardson (Heworth, St Mary) and Heather Ross (Benefice of Upper Weardale). The service was...

Final Brick Laid On New School

The final brick has been laid in the building of Wynyard Church of England Primary School by the Revd Claire Gibbs ahead of its scheduled opening in January 2019. The school, which formally opened in 2015, and currently operates from a series of temporary classrooms will move into its new...

Ian Ramsey CE Academy Opens School Early

More than 160 Yr 6 Pupils who are transitioning to their new school in September have been treated to a week of activities to familiarise them with their new surroundings. Ian Ramsey Church Of England Academy in Stockton have opened their doors to pupils that will be joining them this...

Diocese Ready To Welcome New Diocesan Secretary

The Church of England Diocese of Durham has appointed its new Diocesan Secretary. The Rt Revd Paul Butler has announced that Edward Gorringe (55) will be the new Diocesan Secretary, (the senior executive officer of the diocese) and will take up his post on the 1st October 2018. Edward who...

Work set to start on new community hall following fire

A community that lost its hall facilities due to a fire in 2014 is set to break ground on a replacement community building this month. St John’s Church in Meadowfield had its adjoining parochial hall destroyed by a fire in March 2014. Fundraising began immediately to cover the shortfall from...

The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel is to be Vice-Dean and Precentor of Durham Cathedral

The successor to the Reverend Canon Dr David Kennedy as Vice-Dean and Precentor of Durham Cathedral returns to the North East from his current ministry at St Paul’s Cathedral.  The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel will take up the position of Vice-Dean and Precentor of Durham Cathedral following Canon Kennedy’s...