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Diocesan News

The latest news from across the Diocese of Durham. 

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Bishop Paul and Bishop Sarah Prayer Walk

First published on: 1st June 2022

A selection of images from this years Bishops' Prayer Walk

Durham vicar to become the next Bishop of Kirkstall

First published on: 27th May 2022

Downing Street has today announced that the Reverend Canon Arun Arora, currently Vicar of St Nic’s in the heart of Durham City, is to become the next Bishop of Kirkstall in the Diocese of Leeds

Jarrow schools come together to celebrate pilgrimage!

First published on: 19th May 2022

Children from schools across Jarrow came together to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the ‘Way of Learning’, one of the Northern Saints Trails

Diocese of Durham makes promise to support Gypsy Roma and Traveller Communities

First published on: 18th May 2022

Durham’s Diocesan Synod – the governing body of the Diocese of Durham – has unanimously voted to work against prejudice and discrimination towards our Gypsy Roma and Traveller Communities

Bishop Paul gives Presidential Address at Durham Synod

First published on: 15th May 2022

Bishop Paul gives Presidential Address at Durham Synod 14/5/22

​​​​​​​Bishop of Durham calls for end of the Two Child Limit

First published on: 12th May 2022

Bishop of Durham calls for the end of the Two Child Limit with Private Members Bill

Retired Chaplain sets eyes on London Marathon

First published on: 6th May 2022

She is aiming to raise donations for The Children’s Society, a charity that supports children and young people

St James’ Church hosts lucrative Hamsterley Paten

First published on: 4th May 2022

After a delay of two years due to Covid, St James’ Church is delighted that the Dean and Chapter of Durham Cathedral have kindly agreed to lend them the Hamsterley Paten

St Peter’s Elwick CofE Primary School receives ‘excellent’ rating

First published on: 3rd May 2022

Students and staff are over the moon as a recent report graded the Hartlepool school ‘excellent’

Durham Cathedral launch search for Platinum Jubilee choir

First published on: 27th April 2022

To mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Durham Cathedral is looking for young singers from across County Durham to join a 70 strong choir and sing at the Cathedral’s Service of Thanksgiving on Saturday 4 June 2022.

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