Partner organisations

The Diocese of Durham works with many local, national and international partners in church, civic, faith and secular sectors. 

With these partners, we share projects, and sometimes people, to help us ‘bless communities in Jesus’ name for the transformation of us all.’

Follow these links to find out more:

  • Communities Together Durham - they believe that local churches are uniquely placed to respond to local issues. The team support congregations and church leaders to engage with the Diocesan poverty agenda whether responding to need through loving service, challenging the injustice of poverty, welcoming refugees and asylum seekers or providing spaces to prevent isolation.
  • Durham Cathedral -  the ‘mother’ church of the Diocese and seat of the Bishop of Durham 
  • Durham Foodbank - a Christian organisation supported by the Trussell Trust and which works with many churches across Durham as foodbank sites 
  • Durham Lesotho link - Since 1986 the Dioceses of Durham and Lesotho have enjoyed a thriving partnership which is continually evolving, pioneering new and innovative projects 
  • Mission to Seafarers - offers practical and emotional support, and spiritual guidance when asked, to all seafarers regardless of nationality, faith or no faith. It is represented at over 200 sea ports, including those within the Diocese of Durham geography 
  • North East Churches Acting Together - NECAT is the regional Intermediate Ecumenical body of Churches Together in England. They aim to encourage cooperation between churches of different denominations to support their local communities  
  • North East England Climate Coalition -  NEECo is a cross-sector initiative bringing the region together to tackle the climate emergency 
  • Northumbrian Industrial Mission - an ecumenical charity working with all the main Christian denominations in North East England to provide local industry with chaplaincy resource, (including Anglican chaplains in this Diocese) 
  • Religious Resources Centre - membership provides access to over 37,000 resources, from academic papers and books, to practical arts and crafts 
  • Shepherds Dene - serves the Dioceses of Durham and Newcastle as diocesan retreat house. It provides a space to think, a chance to grow and to walk more closely with God 
  • St. Antony's Priory - a Christian spirituality centre in Durham offering retreats and quiet days as well as spiritual accompaniment, training for spiritual directors and assistance in finding a spiritual director 



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