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Diocesan News

The latest news from across the Diocese of Durham. 

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Retired Chaplain sets eyes on London Marathon

First published on: 6th May 2022

She is aiming to raise donations for The Children’s Society, a charity that supports children and young people


St James’ Church hosts lucrative Hamsterley Paten

First published on: 4th May 2022

After a delay of two years due to Covid, St James’ Church is delighted that the Dean and Chapter of Durham Cathedral have kindly agreed to lend them the Hamsterley Paten


St Peter’s Elwick CofE Primary School receives ‘excellent’ rating

First published on: 3rd May 2022

Students and staff are over the moon as a recent report graded the Hartlepool school ‘excellent’


Durham Cathedral launch search for Platinum Jubilee choir

First published on: 27th April 2022

To mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Durham Cathedral is looking for young singers from across County Durham to join a 70 strong choir and sing at the Cathedral’s Service of Thanksgiving on Saturday 4 June 2022.


Royal Maundy money honour

First published on: 25th April 2022

Two people from our Diocese have been presented with Maundy money in recognition of the significant contribution they have made to their communities


Bishop Paul's Easter Sunday Sermon

First published on: 17th April 2022

Bishop Paul delivered his Easter Sunday Sermon at Durham Cathedral this morning.


Chrism Eucharist: Bishop Paul's sermon at Durham Cathedral, Maundy Thursday

First published on: 14th April 2022

 ‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me’


Resources for The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

First published on: 13th April 2022

Is your church preparing for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations over the extended bank holiday weekend of 2-5 June 2022?


Bishop Paul's Easter Message

First published on: 13th April 2022

Bishop Paul encourages us to be peacemakers this Easter.


Jill Halfpenny visits North East for BBC Easter show

First published on: 12th April 2022

Durham Cathedral, the Angel of the North and Jarrow Hall all feature in an Easter-themed BBC programme starring Jill Halfpenny.


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