They were completely amazed. “How can this be?” they exclaimed. “These people are all from Galilee,  and yet we hear them speaking in our own native languages! Here we are—Parthians, Medes, Elamites, people from Mesopotamia, Judea, Cappadocia, Pontus, the province of Asia,  Phrygia, Pamphylia, Egypt, and the areas of Libya around Cyrene, visitors from Rome (both Jews and converts to Judaism), Cretans, and Arabs. And we all hear these people speaking in our own languages about the wonderful things God has done!” (Acts of the Apostles 2:7-11)

We hope to provide information about the Church of England and Diocesan information on United Kingdom Minority Ethnic (UKME) matters and provide links to events including seminars, networking opportunities, call for support, and courses. We welcome publications and papers that encourage us towards a Godly and Christian perspective of the ethnic, racial, and global diversity of people. As a diocese, we seek God’s help to be as Christ amongst all people and to live in the Spirit’s power to love one another as Christ loves.

Suggestions for this page and our UKME programme are most welcome. Please get in touch by email: [email protected].

Rev’d Nicky Chater is the Diocese Chaplain to the Gypsy, Traveller, and Roma (GTR) community and will also post on the UKME page GTR information and events. She can be contacted by email: [email protected]

Revd Eileen Harrop

UKME Advisor, Diocese of Durham

  • Revd Eileen Harrop, UKME Advisor; Priest in Charge of St Mary’s, Gainford and St Andrew’s, Winston (in Plurality); Entrepreneur Priest, Associate Minister in Bishop Auckland. Eileen is also the Strategy Lead and Northern Province Clergy Representative on the Executive of the Anglican Minority Ethnic Network (AMEN)
  • Revd Nicky Chater, Chaplain, GTR Community; PTO, Diocese of Durham; MSE Associate Minister Durham St Margaret and Neville’s Cross St John



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