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The latest news from across the Diocese of Durham. 

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Opening the Doors and Ringing the Bells

First published on: 7th September 2022

On Saturday 10 September St Nicholas Church in West Boldon is one of thousands of sites across England taking part in the Heritage Open Day Weekend, a festival of history and culture.


Teesdale Riverside Pilgrimage Launches

First published on: 5th September 2022

As part of the Pilgrimage programme, this year, St Mary’s, as part of Barnard Castle Deanery, are running a two day walking pilgrimage


First Annual Butterfly Count is Huge Success

First published on: 18th August 2022

On Saturday 30th July, St Michael and all Angels held their first, and hopefully annual, Butterfly Count in the churchyard.  


Children's Council Visit Holy Island

First published on: 16th August 2022

Children’s Council joined with The PULSE visit to Holy Island on 10th July


St. Mary's Church, Gainford Holds Welcome Party for Refugees

First published on: 15th August 2022

A Welcome Party for Ukrainian refugees was organised by St. Mary's Church to help people settle into their new community.


National survey launches to involve survivors in new framework

First published on: 20th July 2022

A vital national survey to understand how victims and survivors would like to be involved in the development and implementation of a Church of England survivor engagement framework, has been launched today. 


Out-of-tune bells at Hartlepool church hoisted out of tower by crane

First published on: 19th July 2022

Eight church bells that have been ringing out-of-tune for 115 years, have been removed in spectacular fashion from All Saints Church, Stranton, to restore them to their former glory.


Revd Canon Arun Arora Consecrated as New Bishop of Kirkstall

First published on: 18th July 2022

On Friday 15 July, Revd Canon Arun Arora was consecrated as the new Bishop of Kirkstall in a service at York Minster.


Youth pilgrimage to Holy Island

First published on: 14th July 2022

On Saturday 9 July young people set off from around Durham Diocese in two coaches heading for Holy Island


Church cycling challenge reaches Spennymoor

First published on: 1st July 2022

A west Cumbrian man who set himself a fundraising challenge of cycling to every Church of England church dedicated to St Paul has reached Spennymoor


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