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The latest news from across the Diocese of Durham. 

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University of Sunderland re-open Interfaith Chaplaincy Centre

First published on: 14th December 2021

The University of Sunderland is pleased to announce the re-opening of their Interfaith Chaplaincy Centre, after receiving a major refurbishment


Sunderland Minster hosts vigil for channel crossing

First published on: 14th December 2021

Amnesty International’s Wearside branch held a vigil in memory of the 27 who drowned on November 24, during a desperate attempt to claim asylum


Durham Diocese announces new Diocesan Discipleship And Evangelism Enabler

First published on: 13th December 2021

We’re delighted that, from 11 January, Ruth Young will be taking up the role of Diocesan Discipleship and Evangelism Enabler


Sunderland schools get in Christmas spirit with Big Festive Sing

First published on: 9th December 2021

Two C of E Schools from the Sunderland area will be taking part in a city-wide Big Festive Sing


Stockton Parish Church to host Candlelit Memorial Service

First published on: 3rd December 2021

A special service to remember and give thanks for loved ones lost, particularly during the last two years, will take place next month in Stockton


Interactive Christmas Journey hits Darlington schools for second year

First published on: 1st December 2021

800 Y2 pupils from 16 different schools across Darlington have been invited to experience a multi-sensory telling of the ‘Christmas Story’, free of charge


Sunderland students invited to General Synod to represent the North East

First published on: 29th November 2021

Students from Venerable Bede CE Academy in Sunderland were invited to speak at this year’s General Synod, as the Church of England’s Vision and Strategy for the 2020s aims to make church accessible for every generation


etika co-founder Padma Kapoor visits St Margaret's CE Primary School

First published on: 25th November 2021

Indian businesswoman Padma Kapoor, co-founder of etika, a supplier of ethically sourced school uniforms, visited St Margaret’s Church of England primary school last week


Advent and Christmas Services 2021

First published on: 24th November 2021

This Advent and Christmas, there are a number of services and resources available for you and your church


Angel lands in Annfield Plain ahead of Advent 2021

First published on: 22nd November 2021

An angel has landed overnight in Annfield Plain, bringing a message of peace, goodwill and joy to the community


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