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The latest news from across the Diocese of Durham. 

Contact the Communications Team regarding a news story or press release.  


Bishop Paul's Prayer Walk 2023

First published on: 18th May 2023

From Thursday 18 May - Sunday 22 May, Bishop Paul is undertaking his annual Prayer Walk, this year around Wearmouth Deanery. He will visit a number of different churches, schools and local landmarks on his route. This page will be updated with photos from each day. 


Diocesan Synod May 2023

First published on: 13th May 2023

During Diocesan Synod on 13/5/23, Bishop Paul speaks about the Coronation, welcoming refugees, supporting our local communities and Living in Love and Faith.


Join Bishop Paul on his Prayer Walk

First published on: 12th May 2023

This year, Bishop Paul's annual Prayer Walk will be around Wearmouth Deanery from Thursday 18 May to Sunday 21 May 2023. He would love you to join him for sections of the journey and you can find details of the route below. If you do join the group and take any photos, please do send them to the Communications Team communications@durham.anglican.org.   


Durham Diocese celebrates the Coronation

First published on: 11th May 2023

Churches and schools across Durham Diocese celebrated the Coronation of King Charles III with a range of special services and community events while Bishop Paul played a prestigious role at Westminster Abbey where he acted as Bishop Assistant to the King.


Church of England churches launch new project with Feeding Families

First published on: 11th May 2023

Feeding Families – a charity that aims to support families experiencing food poverty in the North East – is working with Church of England churches to launch a very special project


Bishop Paul's sermon at Coronation Celebration Evensong

First published on: 9th May 2023

On Tuesday 9 May 2023, Bishop Paul gave this sermon during a special Coronation Celebration Evensong Service at Durham Cathedral. 


Sunderland Community of Hope project celebrates two-year anniversary

First published on: 5th May 2023

Shop4All, the community store that opened in April 2021 as part of the ‘Hope4All’ initiative, has recently celebrated its two-year anniversary


Maundy Money Recipients 2023

First published on: 4th May 2023

Pat Francis and Francis Drake were the recipients of Maundy Money for their exceptional service to the Church of England and Diocese of Durham.


Churches needed to commemorate Firefighters' Memorial Day

First published on: 28th April 2023

A minute silence to mark Firefighters’ Memorial Day on 4 May 2023 will take place from 12pm at fire stations across the Diocese of Durham


New Junior Church at Durham Cathedral

First published on: 27th April 2023

Durham Cathedral is making changes to the times of regular Sunday morning services to make way for a brand-new Junior Church, making it easier for families to attend.

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