Parishes and churches across the Diocese celebrated in style this year, as the nation commemorated The Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
Please feel free to browse our collection of Platinum Jubilee photographs below!
You can view Bishop Paul's full Platinum Jubilee sermon here.
A special Platinum Jubilee service at Durham Cathedral. Credit: John Attle
Bishop Paul lighting the Platinum Jubilee Beacon at Bishop Auckland. Credit: Liam Dobinson
Platinum Jubilee celebrations at at St Peter's Jarrow's Place of Welcome +
Revd Eileen Harrop, Chris Knights (Bishop's Chaplain) and St Mary's churchwarden Peter Graham attended a Platinum Jubilee Thanksgiving Service for the Queen at St Mary's and St Andrew's
Jubilee celebrations at St Gabriel's, Sunderland - including beautifully designed biscuits!
All Saints, Cleadon holding a Platinum Jubilee Picnic in the Park
A lovely floral arrangement at St Thomas', Eighton Banks