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The latest news from across the Diocese of Durham. 

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A GATHERing of Faith and Fellowship with Film Crew in Attendance

First published on: 19th September 2023

In the heart of the picturesque Teesdale, under the setting sun, a new congregation of believers came together at the start of September – this time at Ingleton Pavilion - and they were joined by a film crew!


New Lay Ministers licensed at Durham Cathedral

First published on: 17th September 2023

On Saturday 16 September, 17 new people were licensed as Lay Ministers by Bishop Paul during a service at Durham Cathedral.

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The Very Revd Dr Philip Plyming installed as new Dean of Durham

First published on: 16th September 2023

On Saturday 16 September at 3pm, Dr Plyming was installed as the new Dean of Durham during a service at Durham Cathedral attended by leading figures from the County, City, Church and members of the public.


School pupils take part in pilgrimage to Holy Island

First published on: 14th September 2023

At the end of last term, 60 pupils from four of the Church of England secondary schools in the Diocese took part in a Pilgrimage across the sands on the Pilgrim Way to Holy Island.

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Archbishop of York to join Bishop Paul on walk around Durham Diocese

First published on: 13th September 2023

The Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell and Bishop Paul will spend two days walking parts of the Diocese on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October. 


A captivating sneak peek into the country's first-ever Faith Museum.

First published on: 12th September 2023

The Auckland Project's Faith Museum in Bishop Auckland opens to the public on 7 October 2023.

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Flourishing Children, Youth & Families Ministry at St Mary’s Gainford!

First published on: 11th September 2023

St Mary’s Gainford are continuing to see the fruit of their continued investment into the Children, Youth and Families Ministry in the parish with a successful holiday club and youth BBQ over the summer.

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Philip to walk from London to Gateshead in mission for the homeless

First published on: 5th September 2023

A member of a church in Durham Diocese will walk from South London to Gateshead as part of a mission to raise awareness of homelessness and to raise funds for charity. 

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GATHER's Urban Pilgrimage

First published on: 22nd August 2023

On Saturday 19th August, GATHER, the dynamic church plant community based in Teesdale, organised an Urban Pilgrimage Day through Durham.

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Portrait paints a picture of decade long devotion to Durham

First published on: 10th August 2023

A portrait of the Bishop of Durham has been unveiled at Auckland Castle marking the prominent religious figure’s retirement next year after 10 years of devoted service.

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