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The latest news from across the Diocese of Durham. 

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Butterknowle Scout Group begin conservation efforts at St Cuthbert’s Church

First published on: 20th June 2024

The Butterknowle Beavers, Cubs and Scouts kicked off their journey towards earning their conservation badges with an evening of environmental activities at St Cuthbert’s Church, Etherley.

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‘It’s been an absolute privilege’ – Karenza to move on after three decades

First published on: 20th June 2024

A key figure who has led the North East Religious Learning Resources Centre (NERLRC) for more than 30 years has announced that she will retire later this year.

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A decade of making a difference: Communities Together Durham starts new chapter

First published on: 20th June 2024

It’s a time of change for a community initiative in Durham which makes a huge difference to the lives of many people.

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Durham Cathedral welcomes school leavers

First published on: 18th June 2024

Every year we have the privilege of welcoming Year 6 pupils from primary schools across the Diocese to Durham Cathedral to mark their transition from primary to secondary education. 

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Meet our Ordinands 2024

First published on: 12th June 2024

Congratulations to our 21 ordinands who will become deacons and priests this Petertide. Find out more about each of them here...

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Churches join together to 'Pray for Transformation'

First published on: 6th June 2024

Churches from across the Diocese came together this week to pray for transformation and growth across our parishes and deaneries.

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Whitburn Church of England Academy – a beacon of light for RE in the North East

First published on: 30th May 2024

There is a shortage of RE teaching specialists nationally. Here we visit Whitburn Church of England Academy which provides training opportunities for post-graduates to teach this vital subject. 

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Peter’s escape from prison inspires Messy Church escape room

First published on: 28th May 2024

St. Alban’s, Windy Nook recently had an innovative idea to engage with their families – a Messy Church Escape Room.


GMH and UKME ordinands and clergy invited to Bishopthorpe

First published on: 28th May 2024

The Archbishop of York recently hosted an event with ordinands and clergy of global-majority heritage or UK minority-ethnic in the Northern Province at Bishopthorpe Palace.


Celebration of a new deanery in the Durham Dales

First published on: 23rd May 2024

Members of churches from across Teesdale and Weardale gathered at a special service to celebrate the creation of a new deanery.

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