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Diocesan News

The latest news from across the Diocese of Durham. 

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Renowned Earth artwork, Gaia, coming to Durham Cathedral this summer

First published on: 20th January 2023

This summer, Durham Cathedral will be giving visitors an out-of-this-world experience as Gaia, Luke Jerram’s replica artwork of planet Earth, lands in the cathedral.

Bishop Paul's Christmas Eve Sermon - Durham Cathedral

First published on: 25th December 2022

Read Bishop Paul's Sermon last night at Durham Cathedral

Churches provide Warm Spaces for our communities

First published on: 19th December 2022

Churches across the Diocese of Durham have been looking for ways to keep their community warm this winter. With the cost of living crisis leaving many members of our region struggling to afford to heat their homes, congregations from the Tyne to the Tees and the Dales to the Sea have been opening their buildings to provide Warm Spaces to anyone who wishes to use them.

Christmas Services 2022

First published on: 9th December 2022

There are a number of services and events happening across the Diocese of Durham this Christmas

Stockton voluntary group receives Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2022

First published on: 7th December 2022

The Bright Minds, Big Futures initiative in Stockton-on-Tees has received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Deanery Re-organisation Plan Implemented

First published on: 6th December 2022

Revd Canon Eileen Harrop was licensed and installed in the churches of the Parishes of Staindrop St Mary and Ingleton St John The Evangelist on Sunday 4 December.

Holy Trinity Wingate

First published on: 2nd December 2022

A report into incidents surrounding the burial of Mrs Hilda Bell in the churchyard of Holy Trinity Wingate has been published.

New prayer adventure taking place in Bishop Auckland

First published on: 25th November 2022

This Advent sees the start of a new and permanent weekly wave of prayer in Bishop Auckland.

Advent and Christmas festivities start this weekend at Durham Cathedral

First published on: 23rd November 2022

Durham Cathedral is inviting people to experience the joy of the festive season with a programme of special services, concerts and events, in celebration of the birth of Christ starting from 26 November

St John’s Church of England Academy receives an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted report

First published on: 16th November 2022

Following an inspection last month the Durham and Newcastle Diocesan Learning Trust is delighted that St John’s Church of England Academy in Darlington, has been judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted

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