This page contains the latest information and resources regarding the COVID-19 situation and our Churches.

A prayer for the current COVID-19 crisis from Bishop Paul


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Bishop Paul’s message for Passion Sunday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxIp8FDSRJg Today is Passion Sunday, the gateway to Passiontide where our focus turns towards the suffering of our Lord Jesus as we journey with him towards Holy Week and the cross and, in time, to the Resurrection.  In all honesty, something of the rhythm of Lent has been lost for...

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 -...

COVID-19 Update 12

COVID-19 UPDATE No. 12 ARCHBISHOPS LETTER 24th MARCH 2020   Dear Sisters & Brothers, Please read carefully the attached letter from the Archbishops. In the light of last night’s announcement by the Prime Minister, we are clear that church buildings must now all be closed. Please do not ask for or look for exceptions...

COVID-19 Update 11

Dear Sisters & Brothers, We share with you the statement agreed by the Archbishop of Canterbury and all Diocesan Bishops. THE STATEMENT In the light of the Government’s measures announced by the Prime Minister this evening, we urge everyone to follow the instructions given. We will give a fuller statement of advice...

NATIONAL CANDLE PRAYERS

NATIONAL CANDLE PRAYERS Sunday 22nd March 2020 7pm, Durham Cathedral Livestream Bishop Paul 'Live Streams' National Candle Prayers from Durham Cathedral. Please see: https://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/ ‘The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom then shall I fear?’ Right now for very many of us the whole situation with Coronavirus Covid 19 seems rather surreal....

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