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The latest news from across the Diocese of Durham. 

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Bishop Paul Pledges Allegiance to King Charles III

First published on: 12th September 2022

This afternoon in the House of Lords, Bishop Paul, alongside other bishops and peers, pledged his allegiance to King Charles III. Watch here.

Bishop Paul Pays Tribute to Her Majesty The Queen at Kynren

First published on: 12th September 2022

After careful consideration, following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, it was decided that the final 2022 show of Kynren would go ahead on Saturday 10 September. Bishop Paul led a tribute and prayers before the show commenced.

Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

First published on: 8th September 2022

We join with the whole nation, and friends across the world, in expressing our sorrow at the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Opening the Doors and Ringing the Bells

First published on: 7th September 2022

On Saturday 10 September St Nicholas Church in West Boldon is one of thousands of sites across England taking part in the Heritage Open Day Weekend, a festival of history and culture.

Teesdale Riverside Pilgrimage Launches

First published on: 5th September 2022

As part of the Pilgrimage programme, this year, St Mary’s, as part of Barnard Castle Deanery, are running a two day walking pilgrimage

First Annual Butterfly Count is Huge Success

First published on: 18th August 2022

On Saturday 30th July, St Michael and all Angels held their first, and hopefully annual, Butterfly Count in the churchyard.  

Children's Council Visit Holy Island

First published on: 16th August 2022

Children’s Council joined with The PULSE visit to Holy Island on 10th July

St. Mary's Church, Gainford Holds Welcome Party for Refugees

First published on: 15th August 2022

A Welcome Party for Ukrainian refugees was organised by St. Mary's Church to help people settle into their new community.

National survey launches to involve survivors in new framework

First published on: 20th July 2022

A vital national survey to understand how victims and survivors would like to be involved in the development and implementation of a Church of England survivor engagement framework, has been launched today. 

Out-of-tune bells at Hartlepool church hoisted out of tower by crane

First published on: 19th July 2022

Eight church bells that have been ringing out-of-tune for 115 years, have been removed in spectacular fashion from All Saints Church, Stranton, to restore them to their former glory.

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