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The latest news from across the Diocese of Durham. 

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Eco award for Durham Diocese

First published on: 1st February 2024

The Diocese of Durham has achieved a bronze eco award after excelling in a wide range of environmental initiatives.

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Celebrating the 80th anniversary of the first Anglican woman priest

First published on: 30th January 2024

The Revd Canon Eileen Harrop attended the Thanksgiving service at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, to acknowledge the 80th anniversary of the first priesting of a woman - the Revd Florence Li Tim-Oi - in the Anglican Communion, by Bishop Ronald Hall.

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Farewell Service for Bishop Paul

First published on: 28th January 2024

On Saturday 27 January, Bishop Paul bid a farewell as Bishop of Durham during a Service at Durham Cathedral on Saturday 27 January 2024.


Honorary Canons installed at Durham Cathedral

First published on: 18th January 2024

Seven new honorary Canons were installed by Bishop Paul during a special evensong service at Durham Cathedral on Sunday 14 January 2024.

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Model display will return to Durham Cathedral Museum after rebuild

First published on: 16th January 2024

The LEGO® version of Durham Cathedral is being re-built and will go back on display inside the Durham Cathedral Museum.


Community connections help to breathe new life into parish church

First published on: 3rd January 2024

A church has become a more visibly “active and happening” place in its community following a series of successful outreach projects.

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New Year Honour for the Revd Chris Howson - University of Sunderland Chaplain

First published on: 2nd January 2024

University of Sunderland Chaplain, the Revd Chris Howson, has received a British Empire Medal (BEM) for Services to Higher Education in the King's New Year Honours list.

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Gainford pupils design Bishop Paul's Christmas card

First published on: 19th December 2023

This morning, Bishop Paul was delighted to make a special visit to Gainford CofE Primary School to thank the children for designing his Christmas card this year.

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A revitalised church community for East Durham this Christmas

First published on: 19th December 2023

This Christmas, one of Durham Diocese’s designated ‘Resourcing Churches’ is set to help revitalise a church community in the heart of East Durham.

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Funding helps dedicated rural church to provide a warm welcome for all

First published on: 18th December 2023

A church is providing a vital service for people living in poverty and isolation in its rural community.

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