Diocesan News

The latest news from across the Diocese of Durham. 

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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


Bishop Paul calls for Real Living Wage

First published on: 17th November 2021

"Work is a human good. We are designed to be active. Good work should be fulfilling. In the contexts where work is paid then it should be properly valued for its contribution to the good of all"


School praised for innovative black history month exhibit

First published on: 16th November 2021

St John’s Church of England Academy in Darlington has received mass praise for hosting an innovative Black History Month exhibition


Presidential address at Durham Diocesan Synod November 2021

First published on: 15th November 2021

Click here to read Bishop Sarah's Presidential Address at Durham Diocesan Synod on 13 November 2021


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