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The latest news from across the Diocese of Durham. 

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Generous coats appeal keeps children wrapped up warm

First published on: 11th December 2023

Generous children in Durham Diocese are doing their bit to keep other youngsters warm this winter.


Christmas tree festival brings hundreds to Consett church

First published on: 8th December 2023

The Bishop of Durham is among almost 1,000 people who have visited this year’s Consett Christmas Tree Festival so far.

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Narnia-themed prayer spaces popular in Lanchester

First published on: 29th November 2023

All Saints Church in Lanchester has been transformed into a magical scene from C.S. Lewis’ Narnia.

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150th Anniversary for St. James' Burnopfield

First published on: 28th November 2023

Last weekend, St. James’ Church in Burnopfield marked its 150th anniversary which saw the whole community come together in celebration.

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Bishop Paul's final Presidential Address

First published on: 18th November 2023

Bishop Paul gave his final Presidential Address to the Diocesan Synod as they gathered today at Newton Aycliffe.

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Bede 1350 - Service of Thanksgiving led by Bishop Paul

First published on: 16th November 2023

School children and civic dignitaries gathered at St Paul’s Church in Jarrow for a Service of Thanksgiving led by Bishop Paul, celebrating 1,350 years since the birth of the Venerable Bede.


Daughter succeeds her long-serving father as Durham Cathedral’s Head Verger

First published on: 15th November 2023

The new Head Verger at Durham Cathedral has spoken of her pride after following in her father’s footsteps.

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King’s honour for church project which supports people in need

First published on: 14th November 2023

A church project which supports people struggling to make ends meet has received an award from His Majesty the King.

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Remembrance Sunday Services 2023

First published on: 7th November 2023

Services and events will take place across the Diocese this weekend to mark Remembrance Sunday.

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National Living Wage Week 2023: Bishop Paul speaks out

First published on: 6th November 2023

“The Real Living Wage changes people’s lives, not simply the person earning but their whole family as well and that’s why I continue to be a strong advocate of it.” This Living Wage Week, Bishop Paul speaks out about why it is so important for employers to commit to paying their staff a real Living Wage.

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