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Diocesan News

The latest news from across the Diocese of Durham. 

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Christmas Services 2022

First published on: 9th December 2022

There are a number of services and events happening across the Diocese of Durham this Christmas


Stockton voluntary group receives Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2022

First published on: 7th December 2022

The Bright Minds, Big Futures initiative in Stockton-on-Tees has received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service


Deanery Re-organisation Plan Implemented

First published on: 6th December 2022

Revd Canon Eileen Harrop was licensed and installed in the churches of the Parishes of Staindrop St Mary and Ingleton St John The Evangelist on Sunday 4 December.


Holy Trinity Wingate

First published on: 2nd December 2022

A report into incidents surrounding the burial of Mrs Hilda Bell in the churchyard of Holy Trinity Wingate has been published.


New prayer adventure taking place in Bishop Auckland

First published on: 25th November 2022

This Advent sees the start of a new and permanent weekly wave of prayer in Bishop Auckland.


Advent and Christmas festivities start this weekend at Durham Cathedral

First published on: 23rd November 2022

Durham Cathedral is inviting people to experience the joy of the festive season with a programme of special services, concerts and events, in celebration of the birth of Christ starting from 26 November


St John’s Church of England Academy receives an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted report

First published on: 16th November 2022

Following an inspection last month the Durham and Newcastle Diocesan Learning Trust is delighted that St John’s Church of England Academy in Darlington, has been judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted


Refurbished Bells Returned to All Saints Church in Spectacular Fashion

First published on: 15th November 2022

Eight out-of-tune church bells have been fully refurbished back to their former glory and were hoisted in spectacular fashion by crane back to their original position in All Saints’ 60-foot-high belfry, on Tuesday 15 November.


Diocesan Synod November 2022

First published on: 14th November 2022

Listen to Bishop Paul's presidential address plus hear from guest speakers Lucy Foster (A Rocha) and Andrew Smallbone (Durham Energy Institute) on 'Caring for God's Creation'.


Remembrance Day Services 2022

First published on: 7th November 2022

Services and events marking Remembrance Sunday will take place across the diocese this weekend. 


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