Diocesan News

The latest news from across the Diocese of Durham. 

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Diocese acknowledges Climate Emergency

First published on: 13th November 2021

As COP26 comes to a conclusion in Glasgow this weekend, the Diocese of Durham, the Church of England between the Tyne and the Tees, has pledged not to invest in companies making significant revenues from fossil fuels


Museum of the Moon a record-breaking hit at Durham Cathedral

First published on: 10th November 2021

Visitor figures at Durham Cathedral soar past pre-Covid levels with the success of ‘Museum of the Moon’


Joyous confirmation services within the Durham Diocese

First published on: 9th November 2021

It was a great joy to celebrate with 11 students from Heighington school, as well as a member of St Matthew and St Luke’s in Darlington, as they were confirmed at St Michael’s, Heighington on Tuesday 19 October


White Ribbon Sunday services to honour victims of domestic abuse

First published on: 5th November 2021

In support of White Ribbon UK, a charity which aims to end male violence against women, a number of locations in the North East will be hosting ‘White Ribbon Sunday’ services this November honouring and remembering all victims of domestic abuse


Durham churches to host a range of eco events to mark COP26 summit

First published on: 4th November 2021

As world leaders meet in Glasgow for COP26, Durham churches will come together this weekend to rally support for climate change awareness by hosting a number of eco events


Revd Bill Braviner receives new role within the Diocese of Leeds

First published on: 2nd November 2021

Revd Bill Braviner, Priest in Charge of Stockton on Tees St Peter and Elton St John in plurality, has received a new role in the Diocese of Leeds


South Tyneside churches will ring their bells to raise awareness of COP26

First published on: 28th October 2021

Two South Tyneside churches will ring their bells in support of a national campaign to raise awareness of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26)


Durham Cathedral host vibrant Pulse event

First published on: 22nd October 2021

The Pulse is back! It was wonderful to be back in person in Durham Cathedral for the first time in 2 years!


Bringing community together in Murton with launch of new social enterprise

First published on: 14th October 2021

The village of Murton in County Durham has been graced with a new social hub, named Heart on the Terrace, aimed at welcoming and supporting all in the community.


Sunderland Minster officially titled an 'Inclusive Church'

First published on: 11th October 2021

Sunderland Minster joining the Inclusive Church network. By Revd Chantal Noppen, Women’s Advocate for Diocese of Durham.


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