Inspiring Stories Of Ministry Lie Behind Ordination Ceremonies in 2021

Twenty-Eight people from diverse walks of life and all ages from twenty-four to seventy-one will be ordained as Priests and Deacons in the Diocese of Durham at ceremonies to be staged at Durham Cathedral this coming weekend July 3rd and 4th 2021. Ordinations for Priests are being held on Saturday...

Bishops Complete Final Inaugural Pilgrimage

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham & The Rt Revd Sarah Clark, Bishop of Jarrow & David Pott, Northern Saints Trail Coordinator were amongst a group of Pilgrims completing the Way of Learning inaugural pilgrimage this weekend with a short service outside Durham Cathedral. Bishop Paul along with...

The 1st Anniversary of George Floyd’s Death

from UKME Advisor Rev’d Eileen Harrop Friends, we thank God for the life of our brother George Floyd whose death heightened our awareness of the grave injustice of racism, which is grievous to God. Drawing on initiatives from several organisations, we are invited to join in remembrance and prayer on...

Bishop Paul’s Presidential Address to Synod May 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpoqJwSt5mI PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS 15th May 2021  Durham Diocesan Synod – online   INTRODUCTION   We were a small group but quite diverse. We stepped out together, in groups of 6, from St Hild’s Hartlepool on The Way of Love. Some walked for a short while; a core of us walked the whole route. Along the...

Sermon for the installation of Canons 2021

INSTALLATION OF CANONS Durham Cathedral 25th April 2021 Exodus 16.4-15 & Revelation 2.12-17 Libby Wilkinson, Arun Arora, Remi Omole, Anna Brooker   INTRODUCTION ‘It is the bread that the Lord has given you to eat.’ It is a real joy to have installed Libby, Arun, Remi and Anna today. It is in God’s overruling providence that this...

Maundy Royal Honour for Durham People 2021

Maundy Royal Honour for Durham People 2021 Two remarkable volunteers from the Diocese of Durham are being recognised for their outstanding community service by being honoured as recipients of Maundy Gifts from Her Majesty The Queen on Thursday 1st April 2021. Those receiving the Maundy Money are: Mrs Ruth Hicks, who...

Community of St Cuthbert Update

Revd Dr Richard Briggs has been announced as the full-time Prior of the Community of St Cuthbert from the 1st July 2021. Richard became our first Prior of the Community in September 2020, and until now has been in the post alongside his work teaching the Old Testament at Cranmer...

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...

Join us on our Racial Justice Lent Course in 2021

Join us on our Lent Course in 2021 Thank you for your interest in the Durham Diocesan Racial Justice Lent Course. We welcome you now to the promised RRC webinar series of online reflections and discussions on Race, Racism & Anti-Semitism. The content of each webinar will vary, with a focus on...

Hope for Tomorrow

For one church community in the Diocese, the theme of Hope for Tomorrow has never been in less doubt. The youth community at Oxclose Resource Church in Washington have been engaged in a Graffiti Wall project designed to engage young people with their thoughts and feelings of the past year,...