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The latest news from across the Diocese of Durham. 

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Community project provides food and vital support for people in need

First published on: 31st October 2023

Mickey’s Project, based at St Michael & All Angels Church in Sulgrave, was set up to help people in need during the coronavirus pandemic but is continuing to provide an essential service.

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Prayer Walk was “full of delights” for Archbishop of York and Bishop of Durham

First published on: 30th October 2023

The Archbishop of York and the Bishop of Durham have expressed their joy following a two-day Prayer Walk.

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Durham Cathedral hosts largest escape room for The Pulse youth event

First published on: 27th October 2023

For one night only, Durham Cathedral became the world’s largest escape room! Over 100 young people from 20 different churches across the Diocese came together on Sunday 22 October for the termly youth event.


BBC Radio 4's Sunday Worship with Bishop Paul from Auckland Castle Faith Museum

First published on: 27th October 2023

On Sunday 24 October, BBC Radio 4's Sunday Worship programme came from the Faith Museum at Auckland Castle with Bishop Paul leading and preaching.


Green Church Awards launched for 2024

First published on: 24th October 2023

Entries have opened for The Church Times' Green Church Awards 2024. 

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Introducing our new Interim Diocesan Director of Education

First published on: 19th October 2023

A new school term has started with a new Interim Diocesan Director Education (DDE) for Durham and Newcastle, following the appointment of Gill Booth, in September.

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Churches and community come together in renewed effort to tackle poverty

First published on: 19th October 2023

Church leaders from multiple denominations and people with first-hand experience of poverty in North East England met to work together to tackle poverty in the region.

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The Old Oak - an important story for our times!

First published on: 19th October 2023

Following the release of ‘The Old Oak’ from award-winning filmmaker, Ken Loach, Dr Val Barron, Lead Development Worker for Communities Together Durham describes her involvement in the film, which explores a north east community’s response to the arrival of refugees.  

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Rachael returns to Camino in a collar for memorable pilgrimage

First published on: 19th October 2023

After finding God while serving in the British Army and being ordained a priest this summer, the Revd Rachael Phillips’ decision to walk the Camino de Santiago while wearing her collar, gave her a unique opportunity to share her faith.

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Brand new multi-faith prayer room opens at Newcastle Airport

First published on: 18th October 2023

Newcastle International Airport has unveiled a brand-new multi-faith prayer room and quiet space. Faith leaders from across the North East joined together to mark the official opening.

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