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The latest news from across the Diocese of Durham. 

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Archbishop of York gives farewell speech to Bishop of Durham at General Synod

First published on: 28th February 2024

The Archbishop of York delivered a speech in the final session of General Synod on 27 February 2024, to say farewell and thank you to Bishop Paul, who is retiring from his role as Bishop of Durham at the end of the month.

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Early years provision ‘sets our children up for life’ at education conference

First published on: 20th February 2024

The education of our youngest children took centre stage at a key meeting of church and school leaders in Durham and Newcastle dioceses.

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The Centre for Excellence in Creative Arts (CECA)

First published on: 10th February 2024

A spokesperson for the Diocese said: “Hartlepool Borough Council has leased the building from us since 2017, for which we have charged no rent, and has recently served notice. 

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Media coverage - St Cuthbert's Darlington

First published on: 9th February 2024

In response to an article in today's Daily Telegraph containing accusations relating to St Cuthbert's Church in Darlington, a spokesperson for the Diocese of Durham said...

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Service of welcome as Church Army prepares for new chapter in Sunderland

First published on: 8th February 2024

An exciting new initiative is set to get underway in Sunderland after the Diocese of Durham teamed up with Church Army - the Church of England’s largest mission community.

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Eco award for Durham Diocese

First published on: 1st February 2024

The Diocese of Durham has achieved a bronze eco award after excelling in a wide range of environmental initiatives.

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Celebrating the 80th anniversary of the first Anglican woman priest

First published on: 30th January 2024

The Revd Canon Eileen Harrop attended the Thanksgiving service at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, to acknowledge the 80th anniversary of the first priesting of a woman - the Revd Florence Li Tim-Oi - in the Anglican Communion, by Bishop Ronald Hall.

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Farewell Service for Bishop Paul

First published on: 28th January 2024

On Saturday 27 January, Bishop Paul bid a farewell as Bishop of Durham during a Service at Durham Cathedral on Saturday 27 January 2024.

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Honorary Canons installed at Durham Cathedral

First published on: 18th January 2024

Seven new honorary Canons were installed by Bishop Paul during a special evensong service at Durham Cathedral on Sunday 14 January 2024.

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Model display will return to Durham Cathedral Museum after rebuild

First published on: 16th January 2024

The LEGO® version of Durham Cathedral is being re-built and will go back on display inside the Durham Cathedral Museum.

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