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GOD’S PEOPLE ON THE MOVE TOGETHER

GOD’S PEOPLE ON THE MOVE TOGETHER A brief theological reflection on the Coronavirus Crisis Dear Sisters & Brothers, Over the past 18 months facilitated by the Waymark process, we have found ourselves drawn together to see ourselves much more clearly as God’s people, travelling together alongside one another as God’s pilgrim people....

COVID-19 Update 20 – Bishops’ Pastoral Letter

Dear Sisters & Brothers,  ‘I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel’ (Phil 1.3-5) We have been so thankful, during this Eastertide, for the many life-giving stories we...

Church of England launches campaign to help families pray together

Church of England launches campaign to help families pray together https://www.churchofengland.org/   The Church of England has today launched a new programme to make prayer a household habit once again. Bishop Paul is part of the team helping launch the initiative today in his role as lead bishop on education. #FaithAtHome which...

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...

COVID-19 Update 18 – Safeguarding

Domestic abuse may affect anyone at any time, but the isolation resulting from COVID-19 is particularly affecting victims/survivors of domestic abuse. The National Domestic Abuse helpline has seen a 25% increase in calls and online requests for help since the lockdown, according to the charity Refuge. Victims/survivors of domestic...

Bishop Issues Messages of Support and Prayer for Our NHS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDA02tYt7Uo As our nation prepares to come to together once again tonight to as part of the 'Clap For Our Carers' campaign, The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham has added his own thanks by issuing his own messages of support and prayer for our NHS, all those caring...

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