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The Boldons blessed overnight with angels carrying a message of hope

Christmas came early to The Boldons in South Tyneside today, with thousands of tiny angels appearing around the community overnight. 2,000 knitted angels have been placed around schools, parks, businesses and pubs for people to find and take home. People are advised to keep their eyes peeled around West Boldon, East...

Jarrow School Gets Creative For Christmas

Christmas will be different in so many ways this year but one South Tyneside School in the Diocese is getting creative as children at Jarrow Cross CofE School have taken their inspiration from Fenwick’s Department store and created a series of brightly decorated windows. Head Teacher Mrs. Susan McBeth explained:...

Durham Cathedral to feature in new BBC One Christmas Series

We are delighted to announce that Durham Cathedral will be featured in a new BBC One documentary series, titled ‘A Very Country Christmas’ which will air over the festive period. The series marks Advent and follows presenters Ellie Harrison and Angellica Bell who travel to the North East, the South...

Youth Council take to Zoom for ‘Live Conversations’

The Youth Council has hosted its first of many 'Live Conversations' helping young people to explore key subjects affecting them in today's world. Joel & Matthew who are members of the Youth Council hosted the conversation and were joined by two special guests, Revd Danie Lindley (one of our two...

St Paul’s Spennymoor gets grant to help its digital outreach

Here is some good news that we received this week from St Paul's in Spennymoor who have been successful in bidding for a grant from the Allchurches Trust to support their online streaming plans. A County Durham church has been awarded nearly £3,000 to help improve its digital outreach after live-streamed...

Churches walk the Camino, and now on to Rome without even...

For one set of Churches in Gateshead, COVID 19 has put their plans to make a pilgrimage from the Angel of the North to Durham Cathedral on hold. But then Revd Alex Crawford, a curate in The Low Fell, Bensham & Teams area of Gateshead had a good idea!...

Durham Church Celebrates with SIX Vicars to be

Your News - St Nics, Durham A Church at the heart of Durham City Centre is celebrating after the announcement that six members of its congregation have been recommended to train as vicars this year. The five women and one man will each be starting training for ordination as Priests...

Shildon Church Foodbank serves record numbers

A food bank founded by a church in the Diocese of Durham has seen demand surge by 500 per cent during the lockdown as elderly and vulnerable people unable to get to shops because of shielding and self-isolating receive help. The number of people receiving support from Shildon Alive food...

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...