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The latest news from across the Diocese of Durham. 

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Youth gather for 'magical' The Pulse event

First published on: 27th March 2023

On Sunday 26 March, youth from across the Diocese gathered at Durham Cathedral for the most recent ‘The Pulse’ event, with special guest - magician and comedian - John Archer.

St Cuthbert Day Celebration's at Durham Cathedral

First published on: 14th March 2023

Annual celebrations for the North East's most famous saint, St Cuthbert, take place this weekend, on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 March at Durham Cathedral with a programme of special events and services.

Bishop Vicentia’s visit strengthens long-standing link with Lesotho

First published on: 24th February 2023

The third woman to become a Bishop in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa has spent a week in the Diocese of Durham, in which she visited schools, colleges and churches.

A brighter future is on the horizon for the churches of Northumbria

First published on: 17th February 2023

More funding to keep churches and chapels open and in good repair is to be made available in 2023 by the Northumbria Historic Churches Trust.

School’s role in Growing Faith leads to special honour

First published on: 16th February 2023

Gainford Church of England Primary and Preschool is celebrating after it became the first in the Diocese to achieve a very special accolade.

Easter Services 2023

First published on: 16th February 2023

There are a number of services and events happening across the Diocese of Durham during Lent and Easter.

Tunnel of Light to bring colour to the Cloisters at Durham Cathedral

First published on: 15th February 2023

From February half term a vibrant art installation, created with the help of over 130 local school children, will bring flashes of colour to the shaded cloisters at Durham Cathedral for all to enjoy.

New role for Diocesan Director of Education

First published on: 7th February 2023

Exciting times lie ahead for education in our Diocese as a key figure prepares to move from one high profile role into another.

Bishop Paul urges Government to tackle child food insecurity

First published on: 2nd February 2023

Bishop Paul joins UK public health leaders in demanding the Government takes urgent action to tackle child food insecurity.

Archbishop of York event Step Forward supports young people considering ministry

First published on: 24th January 2023

Step Forward is for anyone aged 18 to 30 who is wondering whether God might be calling them to ministry in the Church of England.

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