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The latest news from across the Diocese of Durham. 

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The Boldons Celebrate Lay Ministry

First published on: 26th September 2022

On Sunday 4 September, in The Benefice of The Boldons a special service was held to celebrate Lay Ministry.


Easter's story goes from strength to strength

First published on: 23rd September 2022

It’s all systems go for the team responsible for the Bishop Auckland Passion Play as they launch their 2023 plans with a Film Premiere in St Peter’s Chapel Auckland Castle this month


Generosity Week 2022

First published on: 23rd September 2022

Generosity Week is back from 25 September to 2 October 2022.


Jarrow knitting group donates 100 hats to Palestine

First published on: 20th September 2022

The charity helps support children through funding towards their schooling, prayer support and practical help, such as donating clothing


CODEX: Durham University shines a light on local history

First published on: 20th September 2022

Durham University will be bringing history to life and lighting up churches in our diocese with a new exhibition


Bishop Paul's Royal Reflection at Durham Cathedral

First published on: 18th September 2022

Bishop Paul paid tribute to Her Majesty at a Service of Reflection at Durham Cathedral.


Bishop Paul's Tribute to The Queen at Darlington Commemoration Service

First published on: 16th September 2022

Bishop Paul led a tribute to The Queen at St. Cuthbert's Commemoration Service in Darlington on 15 September 2022. You can read it below.


Bishop Paul Pledges Allegiance to King Charles III

First published on: 12th September 2022

This afternoon in the House of Lords, Bishop Paul, alongside other bishops and peers, pledged his allegiance to King Charles III. Watch here.


Bishop Paul Pays Tribute to Her Majesty The Queen at Kynren

First published on: 12th September 2022

After careful consideration, following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, it was decided that the final 2022 show of Kynren would go ahead on Saturday 10 September. Bishop Paul led a tribute and prayers before the show commenced.


Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

First published on: 8th September 2022

We join with the whole nation, and friends across the world, in expressing our sorrow at the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.


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