Bishop Opens New Building For Outstanding School

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham formally opened Wynyard Church of England Academy’s new building on Monday 20th May 2019. Since it was opened in 2015 with just 16 Children, the school has gone from nothing to being rated as outstanding in its first Ofsted inspection in 2018. The...

Seventy-Two examples are proof the Church is growing!

With shrinking attendances, people could be forgiven for thinking that the Church of England is in decline. However as North East Church Leaders discovered recently, there is another story to be told, a story of 72 new churches growing across the country with five (5) so far in the...

Bishop Sarah opens next chapter in Shildon success story

The Rt Revd, Sarah Clark, Bishop of Jarrow has formally opened the new premises of Shildon Alive marking the next stage in the project ongoing success story. Like her predecessor, Bishop Sarah was delighted to continue the patronage of the Bishops of Jarrow for the St John’s church project that...

Sarah formally welcomed as Bishop of Jarrow

Durham Diocese’s first Female Bishop, The Rt Revd Sarah Clark has been formally welcomed to the Diocese as Bishop of Jarrow at a service on Sunday 7th April in Durham Cathedral. During the service which was attended by 100’s of people from across the diocese and wider, The Rt Revd...

It’s a warm welcome for Ian

The newest member of the Mission and Ministry Support team at Cuthbert House is Ian Goulding. Ian joined the team at the beginning of April and will be focusing his time on the Waymark 2019 Diocesan Conference. Historically, Ian was a chemistry graduate and worked as a research scientist and...

Miners Cathedral make it 500 digital givers

Newly signed up members of the Parish Giving Scheme amongst the congregation of St Mary’s Horden, better known as the Miners Cathedral, help exceed the 500th member mark in an initiative designed to simplify planned giving in the Diocese of Durham. The congregation of St Mary’s have joined 32 other...

Durham Youth Pulse-8 Event in Durham Cathedral

More than 130 Young people aged 11 - 18 gathered in Durham Cathedral on Sunday 25th March for The Pulse. The event now in its eighth iteration since it was launched in 2016, gathers Church Youth Groups together to share fun and worship. The evening saw the launch of the...

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...