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Diocesan News

The latest news from across the Diocese of Durham. 

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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. 


Being Church from the Tyne to the Tees: The Durham Estate Churches Network

First published on: 7th October 2022

Estate parishes’ in this diocese is a stretchable term, embracing and including our many so-called ‘post-industrial’ communities and others characterised by the social and economic challenges they face.


Diocese of Durham welcomes Martin Howard, Buildings For Mission Secretary

First published on: 30th September 2022

There have been a couple of changes recently in Cuthbert House personnel dealing with church buildings. Dan Spraggon, formerly Buildings for Mission Secretary, has transferred to become Church Buildings Support Officer and the role of Buildings for Mission Secretary has been taken up by Martin Howard.


Boldon Churches' Tribute Wins First Place in Scarecrow Festival

First published on: 30th September 2022

Churches from the Benefice of the Boldons took part in their local scarecrow festival. Their tribute to Her Majesty The Queen, 'More Tea Vicar?', won first place.


Pilgrims successfully complete Lindisfarne Gospels Pilgrimage

First published on: 28th September 2022

The iconic Lindisfarne Gospels underwent a 130-mile journey this September, travelling from Gainford in County Durham to Lindisfarne, Holy Island.


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