Bishop Paul helps bridge ‘The Gap’

The  Right Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham has begun his series of chat shows with a difference to help bring the good news to life for people and confront some tough social issues. Billed as a chat show with a twist, ‘The Gap’, as the events are titled...

Bishop of Durham faces up to some tough questions

The  Right Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham will be taking part in a series of chat shows with a difference to help bring the good news to life for people and confront some tough social issues. Billed as a chat show with a twist, ‘The Gap’, as the...

New Archdeacon of Auckland Announced

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham is pleased to announce that the Revd Rick Simpson (51) of St Brandon’s, Brancepeth has been appointed as the next Archdeacon of Auckland following the retirement of the Venerable Nick Barker in July. In his new role, Rick will be responsible for...

Priest in Charge of Belmont and Pittington: Area Dean of Durham

Belmont is a popular residential parish on the outskirts of the university city of Durham with a well-equipped church and hall, St Mary Magdalene; Pittington is a village nearby with a beautiful and historic church building, St Lawrence. They are seeking someone rooted in prayer and the Eucharist who...

Priest in Charge of Durham St Giles, Shadforth and Sherburn

St Giles is on Gilesgate in Durham city; Shadforth and Sherburn are villages a little further out. These parishes are seeking a priest who will work with their varied challenges and opportunities with energy and vision, who will encourage fresh approaches to parish leadership and lay ministry, and develop...

CHILDREN, POVERTY, AND A GROWING CHURCH

The following text was given by The Rt Revd, Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham in the opening session of the Clergy Study Day on 3rd October at Stockton Parish Church. The full text can be downloaded here: CHILDREN, POVERTY AND A GROWING CHURCH.pdf INTRODUCTION Rosemary and I were sat in Gikomero Parish...

Bishop Paul questions Government on its response to refugee report

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham asked the Government for its response to the All-Party Parliamentary Group report on Refugees in a short question in the House of Lords on Wednesday 19th July 2017. Rising at 7.45pm, Bishop Paul introduced the short debate saying: "My Lords, I am pleased...

Vicar of Heworth

"God can do a new thing" This parish seeks a priest to work with them in reviewing their life together and building their vision for the future. The PCC are committed to growth and better engaging with their community. Building on their eucharistic worship they look to develop further...

Bishop Paul speaks in the HoL on the Queen’s Speech

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham has spoken today Monday 26th June in the debate on the Gracious Speech (Queens speech at the opening of Parliament). Bishop Paul began speaking at: 16:14:57 A transcript of his draft address is given below. The precise speech as delivered in the House...

Sermon from the Mothers Union Commissioning 2017

MOTHERS UNION COMMISSIONING Durham Cathedral Sunday June 11th 2017  INTRODUCTION 4 million members in 83 countries makes the Mothers Union one of the largest Christian voluntary organisations in the world. Here in Durham there are 72 branches across the diocese with around 1,700 members. Yet it all began with the vision of...