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The latest news from across the Diocese of Durham. 

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St. Mary's Church, Gainford Holds Welcome Party for Refugees

First published on: 15th August 2022

A Welcome Party for Ukrainian refugees was organised by St. Mary's Church to help people settle into their new community.

National survey launches to involve survivors in new framework

First published on: 20th July 2022

A vital national survey to understand how victims and survivors would like to be involved in the development and implementation of a Church of England survivor engagement framework, has been launched today. 

Out-of-tune bells at Hartlepool church hoisted out of tower by crane

First published on: 19th July 2022

Eight church bells that have been ringing out-of-tune for 115 years, have been removed in spectacular fashion from All Saints Church, Stranton, to restore them to their former glory.

Revd Canon Arun Arora Consecrated as New Bishop of Kirkstall

First published on: 18th July 2022

On Friday 15 July, Revd Canon Arun Arora was consecrated as the new Bishop of Kirkstall in a service at York Minster.

Youth pilgrimage to Holy Island

First published on: 14th July 2022

On Saturday 9 July young people set off from around Durham Diocese in two coaches heading for Holy Island

Church cycling challenge reaches Spennymoor

First published on: 1st July 2022

A west Cumbrian man who set himself a fundraising challenge of cycling to every Church of England church dedicated to St Paul has reached Spennymoor

The Reverend Sue Bell RIP

First published on: 24th June 2022

We regret to inform you of the death of the Reverend Sue Bell, former Curate at St Columba’s Darlington.

Durham Cathedral welcomes 2,500 pupils for Y6 leavers services

First published on: 24th June 2022

Durham Cathedral was abuzz with excitement last week as Year 6 students across the North East gathered to celebrate the end of their primary school journey

Book tickets for the consecration of Revd Canon Arun Arora

First published on: 24th June 2022

On Friday 15 July at York Minster, Revd Canon Arun Arora will be consecrated as the next Bishop of Kirkstall

Petertide Ordinations 2022 - Deacons

First published on: 17th June 2022

Congratulations to our 9 ordinands who will become deacons this Petertide.

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