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The latest news from across the Diocese of Durham. 

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Durham Church hosts Racial Justice Sunday BBC service

First published on: 8th February 2022

A Durham Church has been chosen to host a special service for the four nations in Britain and Ireland, to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4.


Queen's Accession 70th Anniversary

First published on: 7th February 2022

Sermon given by Bishop Paul to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Queen's Accession


Durham Cathedral to introduce new efficient lighting

First published on: 4th February 2022

Durham Cathedral will welcome a team developing a new lighting scheme to make the building more efficient, reducing carbon emission by employing the latest LED technology


County Durham church receives national recognition

First published on: 27th January 2022

St Andrews has received national acclaim for being one of the 10 best small pilgrimage sites in Britain.


Students decorate stones with messages promoting positive mental health

First published on: 26th January 2022

The stones aim to support people in the Ryhope community


Local church equipped to do more for people in need in Durham city

First published on: 25th January 2022

St Nics is excited to announce its ability to help people in poverty in Durham City in a practical way


Durham Diocese students vow to use their faith to inspire social change

First published on: 24th January 2022

The Diocese of Durham has celebrated students completing its first ever ‘Action Course’, which encourages Christians to use their faith to inspire real social change in their communities.


St Edmund’s Treefest benefits for Scouts and Guides

First published on: 20th January 2022

The 1st Sedgefield Scouting and Guiding groups have each been presented with cheques for £650


Blue Monday sees launch of new community project

First published on: 17th January 2022

A group of churches working together across South Tyneside have launched a project to tackle loneliness and isolation, household debt as well as offering support around mental health


White Ribbon Sunday: not a time for surrender

First published on: 7th January 2022

Click here to read Revd Chantal Noppen’s account of Sunderland Minster’s ‘White Ribbon Sunday’ event


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