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Diocesan News

The latest news from across the Diocese of Durham. 

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Jarrow schools come together to celebrate pilgrimage!

First published on: 19th May 2022

Children from schools across Jarrow came together to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the ‘Way of Learning’, one of the Northern Saints Trails


Diocese of Durham makes promise to support Gypsy Roma and Traveller Communities

First published on: 18th May 2022

Durham’s Diocesan Synod – the governing body of the Diocese of Durham – has unanimously voted to work against prejudice and discrimination towards our Gypsy Roma and Traveller Communities


Bishop Paul gives Presidential Address at Durham Synod

First published on: 15th May 2022

Bishop Paul gives Presidential Address at Durham Synod 14/5/22


​​​​​​​Bishop of Durham calls for end of the Two Child Limit

First published on: 12th May 2022

Bishop of Durham calls for the end of the Two Child Limit with Private Members Bill


Retired Chaplain sets eyes on London Marathon

First published on: 6th May 2022

She is aiming to raise donations for The Children’s Society, a charity that supports children and young people


St James’ Church hosts lucrative Hamsterley Paten

First published on: 4th May 2022

After a delay of two years due to Covid, St James’ Church is delighted that the Dean and Chapter of Durham Cathedral have kindly agreed to lend them the Hamsterley Paten


St Peter’s Elwick CofE Primary School receives ‘excellent’ rating

First published on: 3rd May 2022

Students and staff are over the moon as a recent report graded the Hartlepool school ‘excellent’


Durham Cathedral launch search for Platinum Jubilee choir

First published on: 27th April 2022

To mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Durham Cathedral is looking for young singers from across County Durham to join a 70 strong choir and sing at the Cathedral’s Service of Thanksgiving on Saturday 4 June 2022.


Royal Maundy money honour

First published on: 25th April 2022

Two people from our Diocese have been presented with Maundy money in recognition of the significant contribution they have made to their communities


Bishop Paul's Easter Sunday Sermon

First published on: 17th April 2022

Bishop Paul delivered his Easter Sunday Sermon at Durham Cathedral this morning.


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