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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.  

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   

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.

Tickets on sale as Luxmuralis returns to Durham Cathedral in October

First published on: 26th April 2023

Luxmuralis is returning to Durham Cathedral with Science, and tickets are currently on sale

Love Matters says Archbishops’ Commission

First published on: 26th April 2023

A report ‘Love Matters’ was published on 26 April and makes a series of recommendations about how families and households can best flourish.

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