Stories of Hope 1

Stories of Hope No 1 The first in a new series of good news stories show-casing what parishes are doing to combat the COVID-19 situation and keep their ministry moving forward. If you have a story you would like shared - please get in touch with Keith Blundy [email protected] Parishes across the...

Sing-Resurrection – A counter-infection of joy and hope for Easter Day

A Durham Diocese parishioner had an idea to promote a counter-infection of joy this Easter as a vaccine to the effects of COVID-19 during this coming Holy Time of Year. David Pott mentioned it to a few people including the Rt Revd, Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham and others -...

Churches Become Virtual in Response to COVID-19

Churches across the Church of England Diocese of Durham and in Durham Cathedral are finding ‘new-ways-of-being’ in the digital realm as a response to the COVID-19 crisis. As the Archbishops’ announced the suspension of gathered public worship, parish churches have taken themselves on-line to ‘Live Stream’ services, prayers and other...

Live Streaming Your Church Services

With all the uncertainty of the COVID-19 suspension of regular church services, there has never been a better time to think creatively and take your church online. Don't know how to steam a live service - then stay tuned and read on for a series of helpful links and guides...

Durham Mini Missionaries Recognised For Award

A group of 17 children aged 8-13 from the Church of England Diocese of Durham Children’s Council has been awarded £6,800 by the AllChurches Trust.  The award is for a project titled ‘Homegrown’ in which they will become ‘Mini Missionaries’ sharing their faith and the love of God with...
Faith in Football for Pouya

The Church Places It’s Faith In Football

What does a former Sunderland FA Cup Squad player and a Church of England Vicar from Sunderland have in common? The answer is the use of Football to reach out to communities bringing the thrill of sport it’s values and a sense of belonging. This was the brainchild of The...

Stockton Church Takes Centre Place in CofE Christmas

St Peter's Church in Stockton is taking centre stage this Christmas in the Church of England's #FollowTheStar campaign. Following the community of St Peter's Church in Stockton-on-Tees as they prepare for Christmas, our 2019 Christmas advert includes a new arrangement of We Three Kings, performed by Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir,...

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...