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Church leaders unite, demand full inquiry into child sex abuse

Church leaders today piled unprecedented pressure on Prime Minister David Cameron for a full public inquiry into institutional child sex abuse in Britain.

09 July 2014

Durham Diocese: Anniversary exhibition celebrates women as priests

An exhibition is being staged across the Durham Diocese to celebrate twenty years of ordination of women as priests in the Church of England and the Diocese of Durham.

18 June 2014

Paradise Rises From The Ashes

The Bishop of Durham, the Right Reverend Paul Butler, today Sunday 18th May helped mark the end of restoration work on a church which was reduced to a shell in a fire sixteen years ago.

19 May 2014

Plans for new Church school are announced

The Anglican Diocese of Durham has started consultation on plans for a new Church school.

13 March 2014

Bishop of Durham is enthroned

The Right Reverend Paul Butler was enthroned on Saturday Feb 22 in a service at Durham Cathedral at which he was formally welcomed into his new role.

24 February 2014

Council of Christians and Jews strengthen university links

The critical role of interfaith relations is given top priority this month as students from Durham University invite the Archbishop of York and the Chief Rabbi to campus.

17 February 2014

Bishop Receives Award For Services To ATC Chaplaincy

The Bishop of Jarrow has been honoured with an ‘Award for Meritorious Service’ for his service to Chaplaincy in the North East of England.

14 January 2014

Diocese's campaign to tackle poverty through Credit Unions

The Anglican Diocese of Durham has launched a major initiative to support credit unions in its area.

11 November 2013

Church agency upbeat about adoption

A Durham Adoption Agency started by the Bishop of Durham more than a 100 years ago is upbeat about the national adoption week 

05 November 2013

Bishop Designate Places Fight Against Poverty Centre Stage

The new Bishop of Durham Designate has underlined his commitment to the fight against poverty.

17 September 2013