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Diocesan News

The latest news from across the Diocese of Durham. 

Contact the Communications Team regarding a news story or press release.  

New role for Diocesan Director of Education

First published on: 7th February 2023

Exciting times lie ahead for education in our Diocese as a key figure prepares to move from one high profile role into another.


Bishop Paul urges Government to tackle child food insecurity

First published on: 2nd February 2023

Bishop Paul joins UK public health leaders in demanding the Government takes urgent action to tackle child food insecurity.


Archbishop of York event Step Forward supports young people considering ministry

First published on: 24th January 2023

Step Forward is for anyone aged 18 to 30 who is wondering whether God might be calling them to ministry in the Church of England.


Renowned Earth artwork, Gaia, coming to Durham Cathedral this summer

First published on: 20th January 2023

This summer, Durham Cathedral will be giving visitors an out-of-this-world experience as Gaia, Luke Jerram’s replica artwork of planet Earth, lands in the cathedral.


Bishop Paul's Christmas Eve Sermon - Durham Cathedral

First published on: 25th December 2022

Read Bishop Paul's Sermon last night at Durham Cathedral


Churches provide Warm Spaces for our communities

First published on: 19th December 2022

Churches across the Diocese of Durham have been looking for ways to keep their community warm this winter. With the cost of living crisis leaving many members of our region struggling to afford to heat their homes, congregations from the Tyne to the Tees and the Dales to the Sea have been opening their buildings to provide Warm Spaces to anyone who wishes to use them.


Christmas Services 2022

First published on: 9th December 2022

There are a number of services and events happening across the Diocese of Durham this Christmas


Stockton voluntary group receives Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2022

First published on: 7th December 2022

The Bright Minds, Big Futures initiative in Stockton-on-Tees has received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service


Deanery Re-organisation Plan Implemented

First published on: 6th December 2022

Revd Canon Eileen Harrop was licensed and installed in the churches of the Parishes of Staindrop St Mary and Ingleton St John The Evangelist on Sunday 4 December.


Holy Trinity Wingate

First published on: 2nd December 2022

A report into incidents surrounding the burial of Mrs Hilda Bell in the churchyard of Holy Trinity Wingate has been published.


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