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Diocesan News

The latest news from across the Diocese of Durham. 

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


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. 


Gospel Choir Returns to The Pulse

First published on: 26th October 2022

Earlier this month, the amazing Voices of Virtue Gospel Choir joined The Pulse for this term's event at Durham Cathedral.


A Celebration of Lay Ministry

First published on: 24th October 2022

On Saturday 22 October, people from across the Diocese gathered together to celebrate those called to exercise lay ministry within our Diocese.


St Cuthbert’s Darlington awarded £2 million SDF grant

First published on: 24th October 2022

St Cuthbert’s has been given a £2 million grant from the Church of England’s Strategic Development Fund as a Resourcing Church. 


Launch of the Virtual Pilgrimage

First published on: 13th October 2022

The Deanery Teesdale Riverside Pilgrimage took place on Saturday and Sunday 10th and 11th September 2022 and thanks to a dedicated team, a new form of inclusive pilgrimage has been born.


Sunderland Reverend awarded Funeral Director of the Year

First published on: 11th October 2022

Revd Daniel Ackerley, of John Duckworth Funeral Directors, received two awards at the Good Funeral Awards last month.


Durham Diocese Welcomes Revealing Jesus Pioneer

First published on: 10th October 2022

Ian Kent of Scripture Union has been announced as our new Revealing Jesus Pioneer. 

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