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The latest news from across the Diocese of Durham. 

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Sunderland Reverend awarded Funeral Director of the Year

First published on: 11th October 2022

Revd Daniel Ackerley, of John Duckworth Funeral Directors, received two awards at the Good Funeral Awards last month.


Durham Diocese Welcomes Revealing Jesus Pioneer

First published on: 10th October 2022

Ian Kent of Scripture Union has been announced as our new Revealing Jesus Pioneer. 


Being Church from the Tyne to the Tees: The Durham Estate Churches Network

First published on: 7th October 2022

Estate parishes’ in this diocese is a stretchable term, embracing and including our many so-called ‘post-industrial’ communities and others characterised by the social and economic challenges they face.


Diocese of Durham welcomes Martin Howard, Buildings For Mission Secretary

First published on: 30th September 2022

There have been a couple of changes recently in Cuthbert House personnel dealing with church buildings. Dan Spraggon, formerly Buildings for Mission Secretary, has transferred to become Church Buildings Support Officer and the role of Buildings for Mission Secretary has been taken up by Martin Howard.


Boldon Churches' Tribute Wins First Place in Scarecrow Festival

First published on: 30th September 2022

Churches from the Benefice of the Boldons took part in their local scarecrow festival. Their tribute to Her Majesty The Queen, 'More Tea Vicar?', won first place.


Pilgrims successfully complete Lindisfarne Gospels Pilgrimage

First published on: 28th September 2022

The iconic Lindisfarne Gospels underwent a 130-mile journey this September, travelling from Gainford in County Durham to Lindisfarne, Holy Island.


The Boldons Celebrate Lay Ministry

First published on: 26th September 2022

On Sunday 4 September, in The Benefice of The Boldons a special service was held to celebrate Lay Ministry.


Easter's story goes from strength to strength

First published on: 23rd September 2022

It’s all systems go for the team responsible for the Bishop Auckland Passion Play as they launch their 2023 plans with a Film Premiere in St Peter’s Chapel Auckland Castle this month


Generosity Week 2022

First published on: 23rd September 2022

Generosity Week is back from 25 September to 2 October 2022.


Jarrow knitting group donates 100 hats to Palestine

First published on: 20th September 2022

The charity helps support children through funding towards their schooling, prayer support and practical help, such as donating clothing


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