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The latest news from across the Diocese of Durham. 

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Churches needed to commemorate Firefighters' Memorial Day

First published on: 28th April 2023

A minute silence to mark Firefighters’ Memorial Day on 4 May 2023 will take place from 12pm at fire stations across the Diocese of Durham

New Junior Church at Durham Cathedral

First published on: 27th April 2023

Durham Cathedral is making changes to the times of regular Sunday morning services to make way for a brand-new Junior Church, making it easier for families to attend.

Tickets on sale as Luxmuralis returns to Durham Cathedral in October

First published on: 26th April 2023

Luxmuralis is returning to Durham Cathedral with Science, and tickets are currently on sale

Love Matters says Archbishops’ Commission

First published on: 26th April 2023

A report ‘Love Matters’ was published on 26 April and makes a series of recommendations about how families and households can best flourish.

Bishop Paul's Easter Sermon

First published on: 14th April 2023

On April 9th, Bishop Paul's delivered his Easter Sunday Sermon at Durham Cathedral.

Bishop of Durham set for historic role at King’s Coronation

First published on: 12th April 2023

The Rt Revd Paul Butler will act as Bishop Assistant to the King, alongside the Rt Rev Michael Beasley, the Bishop of Bath and Wells at the Coronation, on 6 May.

A look at the first three months of a Cultivate Church Planting Coach

First published on: 31st March 2023

There seems to be a real leading of the Holy Spirit to draw people to him in flexible, light-weight, mobile and fun ways. And, people are coming!

Youth gather for 'magical' The Pulse event

First published on: 27th March 2023

On Sunday 26 March, youth from across the Diocese gathered at Durham Cathedral for the most recent ‘The Pulse’ event, with special guest - magician and comedian - John Archer.

St Cuthbert Day Celebration's at Durham Cathedral

First published on: 14th March 2023

Annual celebrations for the North East's most famous saint, St Cuthbert, take place this weekend, on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 March at Durham Cathedral with a programme of special events and services.

Bishop Vicentia’s visit strengthens long-standing link with Lesotho

First published on: 24th February 2023

The third woman to become a Bishop in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa has spent a week in the Diocese of Durham, in which she visited schools, colleges and churches.

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