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The latest news from across the Diocese of Durham. 

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Bishop Paul's Easter Sermon

First published on: 14th April 2023

On April 9th, Bishop Paul's delivered his Easter Sunday Sermon at Durham Cathedral.

Bishop of Durham set for historic role at King’s Coronation

First published on: 12th April 2023

The Rt Revd Paul Butler will act as Bishop Assistant to the King, alongside the Rt Rev Michael Beasley, the Bishop of Bath and Wells at the Coronation, on 6 May.

A look at the first three months of a Cultivate Church Planting Coach

First published on: 31st March 2023

There seems to be a real leading of the Holy Spirit to draw people to him in flexible, light-weight, mobile and fun ways. And, people are coming!

Youth gather for 'magical' The Pulse event

First published on: 27th March 2023

On Sunday 26 March, youth from across the Diocese gathered at Durham Cathedral for the most recent ‘The Pulse’ event, with special guest - magician and comedian - John Archer.

St Cuthbert Day Celebration's at Durham Cathedral

First published on: 14th March 2023

Annual celebrations for the North East's most famous saint, St Cuthbert, take place this weekend, on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 March at Durham Cathedral with a programme of special events and services.

Bishop Vicentia’s visit strengthens long-standing link with Lesotho

First published on: 24th February 2023

The third woman to become a Bishop in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa has spent a week in the Diocese of Durham, in which she visited schools, colleges and churches.

A brighter future is on the horizon for the churches of Northumbria

First published on: 17th February 2023

More funding to keep churches and chapels open and in good repair is to be made available in 2023 by the Northumbria Historic Churches Trust.

School’s role in Growing Faith leads to special honour

First published on: 16th February 2023

Gainford Church of England Primary and Preschool is celebrating after it became the first in the Diocese to achieve a very special accolade.

Easter Services 2023

First published on: 16th February 2023

There are a number of services and events happening across the Diocese of Durham during Lent and Easter.

Tunnel of Light to bring colour to the Cloisters at Durham Cathedral

First published on: 15th February 2023

From February half term a vibrant art installation, created with the help of over 130 local school children, will bring flashes of colour to the shaded cloisters at Durham Cathedral for all to enjoy.

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