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The latest news from across the Diocese of Durham. 

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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.


Bishop Paul announces plans to retire

First published on: 14th July 2023

Bishop Paul has announced that he plans to retire from the role of Bishop of Durham at the end of February next year. He will have served as Bishop of Durham for 10 years.

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Inspirational George is honoured by Archbishop for service to church music

First published on: 11th July 2023

A long-serving organist and choirmaster in Durham Diocese has received a prestigious national award.


Successful Germany visit will build on existing links

First published on: 7th July 2023

A delegation from Durham have returned from a visit to a link diocese in North East Germany, which they hope will foster relations between churches and schools.


GATHER: A New Rural Church Plant for Teesdale

First published on: 4th July 2023

The Diocese of Durham is excited to announce the launch of GATHER: God's Tent in Teesdale, a new church plant that is part of the Diocese's church planting strategy.

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