500 TO GATHER AT CONFERENCE CHARTING THE FUTURE DIRECTION OF GOD’S WORK IN THE...

More than 500 delegates from the Diocese of Durham made up equally of Clergy and Laity and will gather together over the weekend of the 12th and 13th October at the Waymark ‘19 conference in Newton Aycliffe.  Waymark’19, is a two day conference being held at the Xcel centre which...

Churches Respond To Modern Day Slavery

Churches across the Church of England’s Diocese of Durham are fighting to end slavery and trafficking across the North East by raising public awareness.  Throughout October, churches in Stockton will be placing 30 ‘End Slavery Now’ banners in prominent places across the community. These will move from town to town,...

Diocese Celebrates Lay Ministry in Cathedral Service

The Diocese of Durham has held a service of celebration to recognise those that are called to exercise lay ministry within a wide range of areas in the life of the Church and to license two new lay Readers in the Church of England.  The service was held in Durham...

Durham Churches Pilot New Messy Research

The Diocese of Durham has launched a programme of activity that it hopes will lead to the growth of discipleship through its Messy Churches.  The programme will equip leaders of Messy Churches with the skills to deepening the faith of those families and children attending through the use of action-based...

Much Loved Missioner To Retire

After 25 years of service in the Diocese of Durham and after much consideration, Judy Hirst (Local Church Growth and Development Advisor) has decided to retire at the end of this month. Judy has given so much to the clergy and people of the region. Her passion and commitment to...

Archdeaconry Youth Games 2019

While the nation had its eyes on the World Cup Cricket Final, Wimbledon or Silverstone, one event that was happening at the same time might have escaped your attention. If you had been at Brancepeth Castle on Sunday afternoon you would have been fortunate enough to witness the first-ever Archdeaconry...

Nineteen People Ordained In Durham Cathedral

Nineteen people from diverse walks of life and all ages from twenty-six to sixty-nine were ordained as Priests and Deacons in the Diocese of Durham at ceremonies staged at Durham Cathedral on 29th & 30th June 2019. Each one has been called to ordained ministry after amassing a wealth of...

Former Healthcare Professional To Be Ordained

A former nurse and healthcare practitioner who has spent much of her life caring for others, adds ordained ministry to her portfolio of skills she will bring to St Nics in Durham City. Claire Elwood, 50, will be ordained as a Deacon in the Diocese of Durham at a ceremony...

Parallel Paths For Sunderland Funeral Director

A Sunderland based Funeral Director will be Ordained as a Deacon in the Church of England this month. Daniel Ackerley, 27, from Stockton, will be ordained as Deacon in the Diocese of Durham at a ceremony in Durham Cathedral on the 30th June, leading him to follow two paths of...

God’s Call Leads Paul from Westminster to Durham

A chance conversation in the corridors of power in Westminster was the spark that set a career civil servant to follow God’s call that would finally see him being ordained in Durham Cathedral this month. Paul Arnold, 39, will be ordained as Priest in the Diocese of Durham at a...