Archdeacon of Durham to retire

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop Paul and The Very Revd Andrew Tremlett Dean of Durham are sad to announce that Venerable Ian Jagger, Archdeacon of Durham and Canon Residentiary, has decided to step down from his role. His final Sunday will be March 3rd. They said: “Ian has...

Children’s Council Mini Missionaries Give-Away

Children’s Council gave over 700 Christmas baubles away last Saturday in Stockton-on-Tees.  As part of our year of Mini Missionaries events, the Council have been involved in various events sharing the Gospel with their friends, with families around the diocese, and with members of the public in exciting and...

Shildon Church Projects Raises £3/4 Million for Community Transformation

St John’s Church’s Shildon Alive Project has been awarded a further £378,341 from the Big Lottery for the transformation of the community of Shildon in County Durham bring the total raised to £3/4 Million in just 5 years. Shildon Alive, launched in 2012 by Revd Canon David Tomlinson, Priest...

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...