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

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. 

Bishop Paul welcomes people from the Diocese to join them but would appreciate knowing in advance. If you would like to join them for all or part of the walk, please email Bishop’s Chaplain at

Please note you will need to bring/buy your own lunch and pay for admission to any properties, e.g. Crook Hall, Auckland Project etc.



Saturday 28 October – CHESTER LE STREET to DURHAM CATHEDRAL (8 miles)

0900-0945  Morning Prayer in St Mary and St Cuthbert’s Church  

1000-1030  Refuse Café, Chester le Street

1050-1120   Visit to the Riverside Cricket Ground 

1200-1215   Great Lumley

1245-1315   Stop at Finchale Priory. Prayer and picnic lunch

1345-1430   HMP Low Newton

1515-1545   Stop at/visit Crook Hall

1600-1630   Stop at St Nic’s; Meet with Mayor of Durham City, trustees and some members of Durham Parish Council in St Nic’s 

1630-1645   Walk to Cathedral with the Mayor   

1645-1815   Cathedral – guided tour; pray in Feretory and at tomb of St Bede; attend Evensong at 1730.


Sunday 29 October – AROUND BISHOP AUCKLAND     

0900-1015   Begin with ++S and +P leading and preaching at the 0900 CW Order 1 HC with hymns at St Andrew’s Church, South Church, Bishop Auckland +P preside; ++S preach). Refreshments afterwards

1030-1045   Visit Innovation House, meet with Rob Yorke

1045-1110   Walk to Woodhouse Close Church in time for the end of the service there at around 1100. 

1110-1130   Visit WHC (refreshments)   

Join the congregation of St Anne’s around 12:15 for refreshments after their worship

1215-1235   Visit St Anne’s

1235-1250  Bless/dedicate the new Camino Fountain in Market Place 

1250-1350   Lunch at Tapas Bar

1350-1600  Visit Spanish Gallery/Mining Art Gallery/climb Auckland Tower, Auckland Castle including the Faith Museum   

1600-1630   Prayers in St Peter’s Chapel in Auckland Castle

First published on: 13th September 2023
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