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The latest news from across the Diocese of Durham. 

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Flourishing Children, Youth & Families Ministry at St Mary’s Gainford!

First published on: 11th September 2023

St Mary’s Gainford are continuing to see the fruit of their continued investment into the Children, Youth and Families Ministry in the parish with a successful holiday club and youth BBQ over the summer.

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Philip to walk from London to Gateshead in mission for the homeless

First published on: 5th September 2023

A member of a church in Durham Diocese will walk from South London to Gateshead as part of a mission to raise awareness of homelessness and to raise funds for charity. 

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GATHER's Urban Pilgrimage

First published on: 22nd August 2023

On Saturday 19th August, GATHER, the dynamic church plant community based in Teesdale, organised an Urban Pilgrimage Day through Durham.

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Portrait paints a picture of decade long devotion to Durham

First published on: 10th August 2023

A portrait of the Bishop of Durham has been unveiled at Auckland Castle marking the prominent religious figure’s retirement next year after 10 years of devoted service.

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Faith museum to open in the autumn

First published on: 9th August 2023

An exciting new museum will open in the autumn for visitors to explore encounters, experiences and expressions of faith in Britain.

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Lottery boost for church-based health and wellbeing charity after emotional year

First published on: 7th August 2023

A community project which supports health and wellbeing has received a welcome funding boost of £83,000.

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Help fund a footpath which will provide vital access to baby memorial

First published on: 3rd August 2023

A special memorial is set to be installed at a Durham church to commemorate babies and infants who died in decades gone by.

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Latest American mission trip to Sunderland inspires youngsters

First published on: 2nd August 2023

About 20 young people from Long Hollow Church near Nashville headed for Sunderland as part of a UK-USA Ministries Mission Team visit, which saw them based in the Parish of North Wearside, where they spent several days at both Northern Saints Primary and Southwick Community Primary.

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School is recognised for focus on poverty and the environment

First published on: 26th July 2023

Holy Trinity Church of England Academy in South Shields has achieved Bronze Award status in Christian Aid’s Global Neighbours Scheme, an accreditation programme which helps pupils learn about global poverty and the Christian responsibility to tackle it.

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GATHER: Rural Church Plant launches at Alwent Hall

First published on: 19th July 2023

On the 10th of July, the picturesque grounds of Alwent Hall near Staindrop in County Durham provided the ideal backdrop for the launch of new rural church plant, Gather.

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