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Diocesan News

The latest news from across the Diocese of Durham. 

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Chrism Eucharist: Bishop Paul's sermon at Durham Cathedral, Maundy Thursday

First published on: 14th April 2022

 ‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me’


Resources for The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

First published on: 13th April 2022

Is your church preparing for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations over the extended bank holiday weekend of 2-5 June 2022?


Bishop Paul's Easter Message

First published on: 13th April 2022

Bishop Paul encourages us to be peacemakers this Easter.


Jill Halfpenny visits North East for BBC Easter show

First published on: 12th April 2022

Durham Cathedral, the Angel of the North and Jarrow Hall all feature in an Easter-themed BBC programme starring Jill Halfpenny.


Pulse event a huge success

First published on: 8th April 2022

We had a great night at the Cathedral on Sunday 3 April for the Pulse


Andrew Tremlett to be the next Dean of St Paul’s

First published on: 30th March 2022

Her Majesty The Queen has approved the appointment of The Very Reverend Andrew Tremlett, currently Dean of Durham, as the new Dean of St Paul’s.


Durham Diocese marks National Day of Reflection

First published on: 29th March 2022

Messages and photos were placed at ‘walls of reflections’ across the nation last week as the Church of England acknowledged the second anniversary of the first Covid-19 lockdown


People of Ryhope Raise over £1000 for children in Ukraine

First published on: 25th March 2022

On Saturday 19 March 2022, over 60 people gathered at St Paul’s Church, Ryhope, to raise money for children in Ukraine


United in Prayer for Ukraine

First published on: 25th March 2022

On 3rd April 2022, Christian Aid is inviting churches across Britain and Ireland to join together in an act of witness to pray and light candles for Ukraine, for an end to the conflict and for all those affected by the terrible impact of war.


Durham Growing Young Leaders course draws to a close

First published on: 15th March 2022

The 2022 Growing Young Leaders cohort celebrated one of their final events last weekend, with a short residential at Cuthbert House


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