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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...

SHERBURN VILLAGE – POPPY FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE

St. Mary’s Church, Sherburn Village is celebrating the award of twenty-one silhouettes funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, under the Armistice and Armed Forces Communities programme. The silhouettes will form the major feature in our Poppy Festival of Remembrance and Celebration to remember and thank all those who...

Abolitionists descended on Bishopthorpe Palace

On the sunny day of Wednesday 24th October, a group of abolitionists descended on Bishopthorpe Palace in York, not to talk about the legacy of Wilberforce and his colleagues, but instead to ask how the church can act today to prevent and expose modern slavery. The Clewer Initiative, the Church...

Church opens new community extension

  St Helen's Church, West Auckland, 29th September. A new £250,000 community extension was opened by Mrs Sue Snowdon, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of County Durham at St Helen’s Auckland Parish Church on Saturday 29th September.  Bishop Glyn, the Northern Episcopal Visitor and Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Durham blessed...

Work set to start on new community hall following fire

A community that lost its hall facilities due to a fire in 2014 is set to break ground on a replacement community building this month. St John’s Church in Meadowfield had its adjoining parochial hall destroyed by a fire in March 2014. Fundraising began immediately to cover the shortfall from...

Youth Pilgrimage to Holy Island – July 2018

Last Saturday, under clear blue skies, coaches from Stockton and Newton Aycliffe headed north through the Diocese picking up pilgrims, and joined by other minibuses on route. After months of planning and preparation, the youth pilgrimage to Holy Island was finally under way! Bishop Mark, exchanging mitre for sunhat,...

North East born Clergy appointed Canon Chancellor at Durham Cathedral

Announcement from Durham Cathedral The Reverend Charlie Allen, born in Sunderland, has been appointed to the Chapter of Durham Cathedral, its governing body, as Canon Chancellor in succession to Canon Rosalind Brown who is retiring after her distinguished service to Durham Cathedral and the wider church.  The Reverend Allen grew up...

Burnmoor Church celebrates 150 years

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham, is to visit Burnmoor Church near Chester-le-Street, the 10 a.m. service on Sunday 25th February.  The date is exactly 150 years since the Church was consecrated in 1868 by one of the bishop’s predecessors, the Rt Revd Charles Baring.   Burnmoor Churchwarden Harry...

Durham Features in Songs of Praise

In case you missed yesterday’s BBC TV broadcast, do take a moment to watch Songs of Praise for Epiphany Sunday which features extensive footage from the recent Durham Lumiere Festival and particularly the Cathedral’s role in it. There are excellent interviews with our very own Marie-Therese Mayne (Open Treasure Exhibitions...

THE SINGULAR MINISTRY OF A FORMER CHADSIAN

Canon Maurice Simmons (89) whose funeral in the Cathedral is at 2.15pm on Tuesday 19th Dec. was a distinguished alumnus of St Chad’s, a friend and contemporary of Mervyn Ellis, both matriculating in 1948. Maurice was ordained in 1952 and served in the Diocese of Durham for 64 years,...