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The latest news from across the Diocese of Durham. 

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Bishop Paul calls for amendments to Borders Bill

First published on: 6th January 2022

Bishop Paul has spoken in the House of Lords during the second reading of the Nationality and Borders Bill.


City Centre Church to offer lunchtime ‘Shoppers Carols’ in build up to Christmas

First published on: 22nd December 2021

St Nics Church in Durham’s Market Place is to offer busy shoppers and retail workers an opportunity to join in carol services ahead of Christmas day


Bishop Paul delivers his 2021 Christmas Message

First published on: 22nd December 2021

During Bishop Paul’s Christmas message for 2021, he reflects on what is really #AtTheHeartOfChristmas


Durham Cathedral receives grant in Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

First published on: 20th December 2021

Durham Cathedral has received a grant of £812,200 to help recover from the impact of the Covid pandemic


Handmade Angels appear across the Parish of Jarrow and Simonside

First published on: 20th December 2021

Over 1,000 colourful angels have been hand-knitted and delivered, made by the Knit and Craft Group at St Peter's Church


Church hosts second annual car park carol service

First published on: 15th December 2021

On Sunday night people came together under the stars for a very special outdoor carol service at St Peter’s, York Avenue in Jarrow


University of Sunderland re-open Interfaith Chaplaincy Centre

First published on: 14th December 2021

The University of Sunderland is pleased to announce the re-opening of their Interfaith Chaplaincy Centre, after receiving a major refurbishment


Sunderland Minster hosts vigil for channel crossing

First published on: 14th December 2021

Amnesty International’s Wearside branch held a vigil in memory of the 27 who drowned on November 24, during a desperate attempt to claim asylum


Durham Diocese announces new Diocesan Discipleship And Evangelism Enabler

First published on: 13th December 2021

We’re delighted that, from 11 January, Ruth Young will be taking up the role of Diocesan Discipleship and Evangelism Enabler


Sunderland schools get in Christmas spirit with Big Festive Sing

First published on: 9th December 2021

Two C of E Schools from the Sunderland area will be taking part in a city-wide Big Festive Sing


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