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The latest news from across the Diocese of Durham. 

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Lottery funding holds key to exciting plans for historic church

First published on: 18th October 2023

A 12th century church is preparing a second bid for Lottery funding to boost an ambitious project focused on sharing its rich history with the wider community.

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Churches create a stir at Eggleston Show

First published on: 10th October 2023

Upper Teesdale Churches Together have, once again, played an active part in this year’s Eggleston Show.


Foodbank given boost by contemporary art swap shop

First published on: 9th October 2023

Local artist and cameraman, Karl Coates, has handed a lifeline to a local foodbank based at St. Michael and All Angels Church in Norton with a unique fundraising idea after he felt called to give his art away.  


A GATHERing of Faith and Fellowship with Film Crew in Attendance

First published on: 19th September 2023

In the heart of the picturesque Teesdale, under the setting sun, a new congregation of believers came together at the start of September – this time at Ingleton Pavilion - and they were joined by a film crew!


New Lay Ministers licensed at Durham Cathedral

First published on: 17th September 2023

On Saturday 16 September, 17 new people were licensed as Lay Ministers by Bishop Paul during a service at Durham Cathedral.

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The Very Revd Dr Philip Plyming installed as new Dean of Durham

First published on: 16th September 2023

On Saturday 16 September at 3pm, Dr Plyming was installed as the new Dean of Durham during a service at Durham Cathedral attended by leading figures from the County, City, Church and members of the public.


School pupils take part in pilgrimage to Holy Island

First published on: 14th September 2023

At the end of last term, 60 pupils from four of the Church of England secondary schools in the Diocese took part in a Pilgrimage across the sands on the Pilgrim Way to Holy Island.

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Revd Dr Nick Moore appointed as new Warden of Cranmer Hall

First published on: 14th September 2023

We are delighted to announce the appointment of the Revd Dr Nick Moore as the new Warden of Cranmer Hall. 

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Archbishop of York to join Bishop Paul on walk around Durham Diocese

First published on: 13th September 2023

The Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell and Bishop Paul will spend two days walking parts of the Diocese on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October. 


A captivating sneak peek into the country's first-ever Faith Museum.

First published on: 12th September 2023

The Auckland Project's Faith Museum in Bishop Auckland opens to the public on 7 October 2023.

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