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The latest news from across the Diocese of Durham. 

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Ukraine - A Call to Prayer

First published on: 24th February 2022

In response to the Russian attack on Ukraine, Bishop Paul and Bishop Sarah have released the following statement.

Church of England School receives prestigious Artsmark Award

First published on: 16th February 2022

Pupils and staff at St Hild’s Church of England School are celebrating after receiving a prestigious Artsmark Award

School launches Thankful Tree

First published on: 11th February 2022

In September, students at St Anne’s CE Primary School looked at what it meant to be thankful, after returning to school from a very difficult year

Students at Ian Ramsey CE Academy observe Holocaust Memorial Day

First published on: 11th February 2022

Not just a number but what you make of your time on earth...

Synod calls for protection for child survivors of trafficking

First published on: 10th February 2022

The General Synod has given unanimous backing to a call for the Government to ensure the protection of child survivors of trafficking after hearing of fears that the Nationality and Borders Bill could leave more children unprotected and at risk

Durham Church hosts Racial Justice Sunday BBC service

First published on: 8th February 2022

A Durham Church has been chosen to host a special service for the four nations in Britain and Ireland, to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

Queen's Accession 70th Anniversary

First published on: 7th February 2022

Sermon given by Bishop Paul to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Queen's Accession

Durham Cathedral to introduce new efficient lighting

First published on: 4th February 2022

Durham Cathedral will welcome a team developing a new lighting scheme to make the building more efficient, reducing carbon emission by employing the latest LED technology

County Durham church receives national recognition

First published on: 27th January 2022

St Andrews has received national acclaim for being one of the 10 best small pilgrimage sites in Britain.

Students decorate stones with messages promoting positive mental health

First published on: 26th January 2022

The stones aim to support people in the Ryhope community

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