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The latest news from across the Diocese of Durham. 

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Angel lands in Annfield Plain ahead of Advent 2021

First published on: 22nd November 2021

An angel has landed overnight in Annfield Plain, bringing a message of peace, goodwill and joy to the community


Bishop Paul calls for Real Living Wage

First published on: 17th November 2021

"Work is a human good. We are designed to be active. Good work should be fulfilling. In the contexts where work is paid then it should be properly valued for its contribution to the good of all"


School praised for innovative black history month exhibit

First published on: 16th November 2021

St John’s Church of England Academy in Darlington has received mass praise for hosting an innovative Black History Month exhibition


Presidential address at Durham Diocesan Synod November 2021

First published on: 15th November 2021

Click here to read Bishop Sarah's Presidential Address at Durham Diocesan Synod on 13 November 2021


Diocese acknowledges Climate Emergency

First published on: 13th November 2021

As COP26 comes to a conclusion in Glasgow this weekend, the Diocese of Durham, the Church of England between the Tyne and the Tees, has pledged not to invest in companies making significant revenues from fossil fuels


Museum of the Moon a record-breaking hit at Durham Cathedral

First published on: 10th November 2021

Visitor figures at Durham Cathedral soar past pre-Covid levels with the success of ‘Museum of the Moon’


Joyous confirmation services within the Durham Diocese

First published on: 9th November 2021

It was a great joy to celebrate with 11 students from Heighington school, as well as a member of St Matthew and St Luke’s in Darlington, as they were confirmed at St Michael’s, Heighington on Tuesday 19 October


White Ribbon Sunday services to honour victims of domestic abuse

First published on: 5th November 2021

In support of White Ribbon UK, a charity which aims to end male violence against women, a number of locations in the North East will be hosting ‘White Ribbon Sunday’ services this November honouring and remembering all victims of domestic abuse


Durham churches to host a range of eco events to mark COP26 summit

First published on: 4th November 2021

As world leaders meet in Glasgow for COP26, Durham churches will come together this weekend to rally support for climate change awareness by hosting a number of eco events


Revd Bill Braviner receives new role within the Diocese of Leeds

First published on: 2nd November 2021

Revd Bill Braviner, Priest in Charge of Stockton on Tees St Peter and Elton St John in plurality, has received a new role in the Diocese of Leeds


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