Tea & Prayer For Brexit

The Church of England has called for communities to join together in conversation and prayer as Brexit discussions reach a pivotal point. Churches are encouraged to host informal café-style meetings over the weekend of 30th March to bring together people of all standpoints and encourage open discussion. Bishop Paul said:...

Cathedral and Diocese Bid Fond Farwell To Ian & Ruth

Hundreds of well-wishers gathered in Durham Cathedral on Sunday 3rd March to bid a fond farewell to the Venerable Ian Jagger and his Wife Ruth on their retirement. For the last 18 years, Ian (63) and Ruth have been faithful servants of the Church and Communities of Durham since moving...

Sarah Clark consecrated as Bishop of Jarrow

The Venerable Sarah Clark has been consecrated as the suffragan Bishop of Jarrow in a double consecration service conducted by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu in York Minster today. Hundreds of people gathered in York Minster to witness the consecration of the first female Bishop”s in the Dioceses of...

Diocese of Durham Awarded £3.9M for Growth

The Diocese of Durham has been awarded £3.9M pounds to help develop new Christian communities in the North East of England. The award from the Church of England is part of £35M awarded to dioceses across the country this month in support of church growth through the Churches Strategic Development...

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...