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The latest news from across the Diocese of Durham. 

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Early years provision ‘sets our children up for life’ at education conference

First published on: 20th February 2024

The education of our youngest children took centre stage at a key meeting of church and school leaders in Durham and Newcastle dioceses.

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The Centre for Excellence in Creative Arts (CECA)

First published on: 10th February 2024

A spokesperson for the Diocese said: “Hartlepool Borough Council has leased the building from us since 2017, for which we have charged no rent, and has recently served notice. 

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Media coverage - St Cuthbert's Darlington

First published on: 9th February 2024

In response to an article in today's Daily Telegraph containing accusations relating to St Cuthbert's Church in Darlington, a spokesperson for the Diocese of Durham said...

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Service of welcome as Church Army prepares for new chapter in Sunderland

First published on: 8th February 2024

An exciting new initiative is set to get underway in Sunderland after the Diocese of Durham teamed up with Church Army - the Church of England’s largest mission community.

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Eco award for Durham Diocese

First published on: 1st February 2024

The Diocese of Durham has achieved a bronze eco award after excelling in a wide range of environmental initiatives.

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Celebrating the 80th anniversary of the first Anglican woman priest

First published on: 30th January 2024

The Revd Canon Eileen Harrop attended the Thanksgiving service at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, to acknowledge the 80th anniversary of the first priesting of a woman - the Revd Florence Li Tim-Oi - in the Anglican Communion, by Bishop Ronald Hall.

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Farewell Service for Bishop Paul

First published on: 28th January 2024

On Saturday 27 January, Bishop Paul bid a farewell as Bishop of Durham during a Service at Durham Cathedral on Saturday 27 January 2024.


Honorary Canons installed at Durham Cathedral

First published on: 18th January 2024

Seven new honorary Canons were installed by Bishop Paul during a special evensong service at Durham Cathedral on Sunday 14 January 2024.

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Model display will return to Durham Cathedral Museum after rebuild

First published on: 16th January 2024

The LEGO® version of Durham Cathedral is being re-built and will go back on display inside the Durham Cathedral Museum.


Community connections help to breathe new life into parish church

First published on: 3rd January 2024

A church has become a more visibly “active and happening” place in its community following a series of successful outreach projects.

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