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The latest news from across the Diocese of Durham. 

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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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Eco award is a success for churches working together

First published on: 23rd May 2024

A church in Durham Diocese is celebrating after achieving a silver eco church award.

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Civic service for St Bede on 1,350th anniversary

First published on: 21st May 2024

People of all ages joined together for a civic service on Tuesday (21 May) to commemorate the 1,350th anniversary of the birth of St Bede.

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Watch Bishop Sarah's Presidential Address

First published on: 18th May 2024

Watch Bishop Sarah's Presidential Address to Durham Diocesan Synod on Saturday 18 May. The address covers the latest on the search for our next Bishop of Durham, Transformation in the Diocese, Safeguarding, Living in Love and Faith, and messages of encouragement.

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Hope4All as community shop relaunches

First published on: 8th May 2024

Shop4All is part of Hope4All, the community initiative in Pennywell, Sunderland, which was launched by Durham Diocese in 2020.

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Medomsley school celebrates ‘good' with two outstanding areas rating from Ofsted

First published on: 25th April 2024

Bishop Ian Ramsey Church of England Primary School has received a ‘good’ Ofsted rating with ‘outstanding’ areas following a recent Ofsted inspection in March 2024.

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The Revd Canon Clare MacLaren – new Provost of Sunderland Minster

First published on: 24th April 2024

The Revd Canon Clare MacLaren has spoken of her “feeling of hope and joy for the future” after becoming the new Canon Provost of Sunderland Minster.

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Big turnout as church project presented with King's Award for Voluntary Service

First published on: 18th April 2024

This afternoon, members of the local community in Shildon gathered together to celebrate as Shildon Alive was presented with the King’s Award for Voluntary Service.


Young Leaders celebrate the successful completion of their course

First published on: 18th April 2024

Congratulations to all our young leaders from across the diocese who have completed the Growing Young Leaders course. Bishop Sarah presented certificates to all participants at a special event on Saturday 13 April.

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Intercultural church where all are disciples and all are welcome

First published on: 4th April 2024

Durham Diocese was represented at key meeting to promote intercultural worshipping communities.

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