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Bishop renames school as its science centre honours famous Gateshead son

Gateshead, 16th January 2020, story supplied by the school. The Right Reverend Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham has led a dedication and renaming ceremony marking the start of a new era for a Gateshead school. Bishop Paul told students at Grace College, in Low Fell, that they could be “people who...

Dementia-friendly nativity ‘A Midwife Crisis’ an amazing success

Dementia-friendly nativity ‘A Midwife Crisis’ an amazing success!  A community came together to perform a nativity with a difference this week with children from West Rainton Primary School and residents from Springfield Lodge Care Home amazing an audience of nearly 160 people as they performed ‘A Midwife Crisis’.   Hosted by...

Durham Diocese Hosts The Anglican Minority Ethnic Network (AMEN) AGM

Revd Eileen Harrop writes: Bishop Paul welcomed officers and participants of AMEN to the Diocese on Saturday 23rd November 2019.  AMEN is a national network of lay and ordained members of the Church of England. Among other things AMEN seeks to support Church of England Dioceses to develop clear, time-bound...

Darlington Church Launches Reordering Plans

St Cuthberts Church in Darlington Town Centre has revealed plans for its future vision and reordering which they hope will commence in 2020. The cost of the reordering is believed to be around £1.5M and the to kick off the fundraising the church held a launch event on Thursday...

Greenside Church Embarks On Rule of Life Journey

Greenside Church Embarks On Rule of Life Journey More than 70 people from a Gateshead Church have set out to live their lives together as a community under a common ‘Rule of Life’ bond. Members of Greenside Parish Church have decided to live their lives under the bond of a Rule...
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The Pulse – 10 up!

Durham Cathedral once again hosted The Pulse - our 10th big youth event. Last Sunday young people came from across the diocese with their youth or church leaders for an evening of dance music, worship and prayer (and of course the normal hot chocolate and cookies!) to this incredible...

Schools Prayer Project A Great Success

Four Church of England Secondary Schools in the Diocese of Durham have celebrated the culmination of six months of prayerful activity in each of the schools at a meeting in Durham. Teams from each of the schools came together at Cuthbert House in Stonebridge Durham in July to share their...

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...

Bishop Auckland Passion Play Call

Posted on behalf of the Bishop Auckland Passion Play Organising Team We are looking for people who would like to be part of the Cast - we have many cast roles including Jesus, the disciples, Mary Magdalene, Mary mother of Jesus, High Priests, Roman Centurions and Officials plus many more. We...

Durham Church Project Gets New Breath of Life

A church project that seeks to help the community make fuller use of the church and its grounds as a way of promoting wellbeing has been awarded nearly £80,000 in Big Lottery Grant which will enable the project to continue its work for a further 3 years. The Breathing Space...