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,...

CofE National Service from Durham Cathedral

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvL9aRmpFY8 This online service of Prayer For The Nation comes from Durham Cathedral. The service, marking Christ The King, is led by the Bishop of Durham, with contributions from the Dean of Durham. Filmed in advance observing strict COVID-19 protocols the service has been well received by a Nation delighted to hear...

Bishop Paul Gives Presidential Address November 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czyoo88FMn8 Bishop Paul's Presidential Address to the Diocesan Synod Virtual Meeting on Saturday 14th November 2020. Full transcript below. INTRODUCTION This is a time for living patiently. Whilst Coronavirus was already making significant impact in China and other parts of the world at the outset of the year none of us anticipated just...

A Message from our BAME Adviser

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1eHYyfdLBc

Diocese Welcomes James In His New Role As Diocesan Secretary

The Church of England Diocese of Durham has appointed its new Diocesan Secretary. The Rt Revd Paul Butler has announced that James Morgan (36), currently Director of Finance for the Diocese will be the new Diocesan Secretary, (the senior executive officer of the diocese) and will take up his post...

Growth Team Completed.

The Diocese of Durham has appointed three new project roles aimed at fast-tracking and embracing growth in a series of projects across the region. With estimates of the faith sector contributing some 280 million volunteer hours to the national economy, it is no wonder that the Diocese of Durham is...

Prisons Week – You Are Not Alone

Prison Chaplains from HMP Durham and HMP Low Newton have taken to video to promote the National Prisons Weeks of Prayer. The annual weel of prayer event, which in 2020 is titled 'you are not alone' asking for people everywhere to be 'United in Lockdown'. The key themes are asking: So...

General Synod By-election – Durham – One Proctor in Convocation

We are pleased to announce that The Ven Robert (Bob) Cooper, has been elected to serve as a clergy representative (formally known as a “proctor in convocation”) for the Diocese of Durham on the General Synod. We look forward to Bob joining our other General Synod members to represent...

Response To The IICSA Report

Responding to the publication of the IICSA report and the Church of England’s open letter, The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham said, “While it is for the national Church to respond fully to IICSA’s findings and recommendations, as a bishop I am fully supportive of IICSA’s scrutiny...

Lockdown Ordinations Are A 2020 Success

The weekend of the 25th - 27th September will forever go down in history for the Oridantions of Priests and Deacons in the Church of England with a variety of Lockdown restrictions to the gathering, liturgy and process. But in the Diocese of Durham, the Lockdown Ordinations were a massive...