The following events have already taken place:

Durham hosts the Archbishop of York and Chief Rabbi

19th February 2014

Join the Archbishop of York and Chief Rabbi for a historic Christian-Jewish Interfaith event on Wednesday 19 February (18.30-19.30) at the Calman Learning Centre, organised by Durham J-Soc, Durham University Ecumenical Christian Council, the Council of Christians and Jews, and the Fayre Share Foundation.

In the 1750s the Bishop of Durham, Richard Trevor, chiefly championed the “Jewish Naturalisation Bill,” one of the first steps towards inter-religious acceptance in Britain’s history. It is therefore particularly appropriate that Durham hosts this interfaith event looking to future of the Jewish Christian relationship.

Organised by Durham J-Soc, the Durham University Ecumenical Christian Council, the Council of Christians and Jews, and the Fayre Share Foundation, the occasion will feature speeches by the Archbishop and the Chief Rabbi on the historic and ever-developing relationship between the two religions.

The event will also be used to launch an exciting new national initiative by the CCJ (Council of Christians and Jews). A network of CCJ Student Presidents (CCJSPs) that mirror the ex officio structure of the CCJ Presidents will be established at the event. The CCJ structure will be brought forward to the younger generation, helping establishing interfaith bodies at a student level; fostering a value for the bilateral Jewish-Christian relationship, within the next generation.

All welcome but students receive priority, seating limited only guaranteed with RSVP. To RSVP or ask any other questions please email: info@fayresharefoundation.org

Vespers with prayers for Christian Unity, followed by a simple soup supper

24th January 2014

6:15pm, St Cuthbert\\\'s Catholic Church:
Churches Together in Elvet and Shincliffe is organising a celebration of Vespers with prayers for Christian Unity, followed by a simple soup supper.

You are cordially invited! And even if you can\\\'t make it, please pray that all who profess the faith of Christ might support each other on our Christian journey, put aside all mistrust, and turn our gaze to what we are all seeking: the radiant peace of God\\\'s face.

Prayer Breakfast for Christian Unity

24th January 2014

8-9am, Elvet Methodist Church: Churches Together in Durham will host a Prayer Breakfast for Christian Unity.

You are cordially invited! And even if you can\'t make it, please pray that all who profess the faith of Christ might support each other on our Christian journey, put aside all mistrust, and turn our gaze to what we are all seeking: the radiant peace of God\'s face.

Annual Candlelit Procession to Durham Cathedral

13th October 2013

- Gather on Prebends Bridge from 8pm
- Procession departing by 8:30pm
- Refreshments included
- Free and all welcome - both students and members of the public; of any faith or none

You are warmly invited to join the whole Durham community at this amazingly atmospheric event. We will carry candles through the dark from Prebends Bridge up to the Cathedral, and have the rare opportunity to look around Britain\'s greatest Norman building at night. The procession is followed by a brief introduction to the Cathedral, a short optional service, and refreshments.

By kind permission of the Dean and Chapter

Preaching Paul

24th March 2012

Day Conference at Leech Hall, St John’s College, Durham, looking at the challenges and opportunities of preaching from Paul’s writings by Prof James Dunn. For further information contact: s.l.hobson@durham.ac.uk Tel: 0191 3343877.

Benedictine Day at Durham Cathedral

24th March 2012

Begins with Morning Prayer at 8.45am, ends with Evensong at 5.15pm, and includes a tour of the monastic buildings and an introduction to the Rule of St Benedict. Please bring own lunch / eat in Cathedral restaurant. Donation of £10 welcome, includes refreshments and handouts. Contact to book: Rosalind.Brown@durhamcathedral.co.uk

Healing Service

11th March 2012

At United Reformed Church, Waddington Street.

Scripture Study Day

10th March 2012

The Centre for Catholic Studies, in conjunction with the Newman Association, the Education Service of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle, and the Catholic Biblical Association of Great Britain, is hosting a study day on ‘The Uses of Scripture in Catholic Prayer, Practice and Theology’ at Durham University. Speakers will include Prof. Lewis Ayres, Dr Richard Briggs, Dr Nicholas King, SJ, The Most Rev. Bernard Longley, Sr Dr Patricia McDonald, SHCJ, Fr Sean Maher and Sr Prof. Mary Mills.

The event will be held on Saturday, 10th March 2012, from 9.30am-5.00pm, in the Department of Theology and Religion. There is a £50 flat fee for the day and lunch (£30 for students or those on lower income).

Please make cheques payable to ‘Durham University—Centre for Catholic Studies’ and post them before 29th February 2012 to:

Dr. Marcus Pound
Abbey House
Palace Green
Durham
DH1 3RS

If you have any questions please contact Josh Furnal – j.r.furnal@durham.ac.uk

Beyond Common Worship: Thinking the Unthinkable?

7th March 2012

Michael Vasey Annual Public Lecture, given by Revd Mark Earey, Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham at Leech Hall, St John’s College, Durham.

The Power of Our Dreams

25th February 2012

A quiet day at St Antony’s Priory, Claypath, Durham focusing on working with dreams perceived as welcome messengers in our lives, led by Veronica Whitty who trained in facilitating dream-work in San Francisco in 1996 and leads workshops around the UK. Donation of £16 includes lunch.

Walking as a Barefoot Disciple

23rd February 2012

A day exploring themes from The Barefoot Disciple, the Archbishop of Canterbury\\\'s 2011 Lent Book, e.g. ‘Childlike Maturity’, ‘Christ-like Wisdom’, ‘Passionate Humility’, and ‘Bodily Spirituality’ at St Antony’s Priory, Claypath, Durham led by Stephen Cherry, Director of Ministerial Development and Parish Support for the Anglican Diocese of Durham. Donation of £16 includes lunch.

Mindfulness in Everyday Life

18th February 2012

How meditation can bring joy into a person’s life, quiet day at St Antony’s Priory, Claypath, Durham led by Angela Griffiths, a yoga teacher with a special interest in meditation and stress reduction. Donation of £16 includes lunch.

AGM for Durham Churches Together

14th February 2012

At St. Antony\\\'s Priory, Claypath, Durham. Business meeting at 7pm, refreshments at 7.30pm and film on food production followed by discussion. All welcome.

Together in Meditation

11th February 2012

A morning of silent meditation led by Paul Golightly at St Antony’s Priory, Claypath, Durham. Also crafts at the Priory.

Ceilidh

27th January 2012

On Friday the 27th DUECC will be hosting a Ceilidh featuring Marcus Pound\'s band \"the Future Primitives\".

This provides one of the few opportunities for everyone to come together for something informal and not church based, so please come along and bring your friends. There will be some food provided and the venue will have a bar, so I look forward to seeing you there.

Taize in Durham Cathedral

25th January 2012

An evening of prayer and music in the style of the Taize Community (who recently welcomed 30,000 young adults at their European meeting in Berlin). This will take place on the final day of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Wednesday 25 January, at 7.30 p.m. in the North Transept of Durham Cathedral.

Any students or members of University staff who would like to help prepare the music beforehand are invited to arrive in time for a 6.15 rehearsal. If anyone needs more information, please contact Anne Harrison (Durham Diocesan Liturgical Committee) at amh.music@btinternet.com or ring her on 0191 384 8643.

Prayer Breakfast

19th January 2012

Hosted at St Cuthberts church off Old Elvet, it begins at 7:45am with Morning Prayer; 8am breakfast and 8:30am there will be a reflection. This is an ecumenical event and you are all very welcome.

New Years Eve Procession and Service

31st December 2011

Saturday 31st Dec. 5.55pm the Procession leaves the Market Place; Cathedral Service is at 6.15pm.

Weekly Taize service

12th December 2011

In Durham during term time there will be a regular service in the Taize style at Hild Bede chapel every Monday night at 9 pm. The service is aimed at simplicity, with chants, prayer, and silence. The whole thing is candlelit and is a wonderful space to be in peacefulness and contemplation, whatever your beliefs. It lasts for around forty minutes and there are refreshments afterwards for those who would like them. All are very welcome.

Weekly Taize service

5th December 2011

In Durham during term time there will be a regular service in the Taize style at Hild Bede chapel every Monday night at 9 pm. The service is aimed at simplicity, with chants, prayer, and silence. The whole thing is candlelit and is a wonderful space to be in peacefulness and contemplation, whatever your beliefs. It lasts for around forty minutes and there are refreshments afterwards for those who would like them. All are very welcome.

Advent Day

29th November 2011

With Chris Smith at St Antony’s Priory, Claypath, Durham. Donation of £16 includes lunch.

Weekly Taize service

28th November 2011

In Durham during term time there will be a regular service in the Taize style at Hild Bede chapel every Monday night at 9 pm. The service is aimed at simplicity, with chants, prayer, and silence. The whole thing is candlelit and is a wonderful space to be in peacefulness and contemplation, whatever your beliefs. It lasts for around forty minutes and there are refreshments afterwards for those who would like them. All are very welcome.

Shalom

27th November 2011

Ecumenical Service with quiet prayer for healing (Guild of St. Raphael) at St John’s Church, Nevilles Cross. All welcome.

Pearls of Great Price

26th November 2011

Quiet day at St Antony’s Priory, Claypath, Durham led by Ruth Gee, chair of the Darlington District Methodist Church, reflecting on those pearls in our lives we seek and treasure.
Donation of £16 includes lunch.

Weekly Taize service

21st November 2011

In Durham during term time there will be a regular service in the Taize style at Hild Bede chapel every Monday night at 9 pm. The service is aimed at simplicity, with chants, prayer, and silence. The whole thing is candlelit and is a wonderful space to be in peacefulness and contemplation, whatever your beliefs. It lasts for around forty minutes and there are refreshments afterwards for those who would like them. All are very welcome.

Drugs, Crime and Addiction

19th November 2011

Saturday 19th November from 9:30am-1:00pm in Prior\\\'s Hall in the Cathedral. Stimulating discussion and debate, chaired by the Very Rev Michael Sadgrove, Dean of Durham

Prison Week is a time when Christian Communities pray for, and raise awareness of, the needs of prisoners, and their families, victims of offenders, prisons, staff and all those who care

The King James Bible and the Modern World

18th November 2011

Melvyn Bragg will be delivering a lecture on The King James Bible and the Modern World on Friday 18th November 2011 (admission by ticket only).

Melvyn Bragg is an internationally known author and broadcaster, whose voice is instantly recognisable from his long-running Radio 4 series \"In Our Time\". His latest book \"The Book of Books: The Radical Impact of the King James Bible 1611-2011\" is one of many published this year to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. However, it is Melvyn Bragg\'s skill at story telling that the critics have identified as its distinctive feature and thus we are promised an outstanding lecture on 18th November.

Applications for tickets, for which there is no charge, should be made to sharon.swainston@durham.ac.uk

Weekly Taize service

14th November 2011

In Durham during term time there will be a regular service in the Taize style at Hild Bede chapel every Monday night at 9 pm. The service is aimed at simplicity, with chants, prayer, and silence. The whole thing is candlelit and is a wonderful space to be in peacefulness and contemplation, whatever your beliefs. It lasts for around forty minutes and there are refreshments afterwards for those who would like them. All are very welcome.

Together in Meditation

12th November 2011

A morning of silent meditation led by Paul Golightly at St Antony’s Priory, Claypath, Durham.

Weekly Taize service

7th November 2011

In Durham during term time there will be a regular service in the Taize style at Hild Bede chapel every Monday night at 9 pm. The service is aimed at simplicity, with chants, prayer, and silence. The whole thing is candlelit and is a wonderful space to be in peacefulness and contemplation, whatever your beliefs. It lasts for around forty minutes and there are refreshments afterwards for those who would like them. All are very welcome.

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

5th November 2011

Quiet day at St Antony’s Priory, Claypath, Durham to treasure our bodies as unique gifts from God and places of spiritual encounter led by Carole Prestedge, a professional massage therapist. Donation of £16 includes lunch.

Weekly Taize service

31st October 2011

In Durham during term time there will be a regular service in the Taize style at Hild Bede chapel every Monday night at 9 pm. The service is aimed at simplicity, with chants, prayer, and silence. The whole thing is candlelit and is a wonderful space to be in peacefulness and contemplation, whatever your beliefs. It lasts for around forty minutes and there are refreshments afterwards for those who would like them. All are very welcome.

Taize in Durham Cathedral

28th October 2011

From 7:30-8:30 there will be a service in the Taize style in the Cathedral. You are all very welcome to join us for this. It should be beautiful; being conducted by candlelight with a cellist, flautist and pianist. There will also be tea and biscuits afterwards to which you are all most welcome.

Weekly Taize service

24th October 2011

In Durham during term time there will be a regular service in the Taize style at Hild Bede chapel every Monday night at 9 pm. The service is aimed at simplicity, with chants, prayer, and silence. The whole thing is candlelit and is a wonderful space to be in peacefulness and contemplation, whatever your beliefs. It lasts for around forty minutes and there are refreshments afterwards for those who would like them. All are very welcome.

One World Week breakfast

24th October 2011

One World Week starts with a Prayer Breakfast on Monday 24th October from 7.45am-9am, at the Cathedral Undercroft restaurant. It is an excellent breakfast for £5! All are invited;

Candelit Procession to Durham Cathedral

23rd October 2011

The Candlelit Procession is an annual event where students from across the University, members of staff and members of the public join together to carry candles through the dark from Prebends Bridge up to the Cathedral


This is an amazingly atmospheric event, and one of the few occasions where you can see around the Cathedral at night. Hundreds attend each year but we’re hoping to make 2011 the largest turnout ever. Don’t miss your opportunity to be involved!


The procession is followed by a brief introduction to the Cathedral, an opportunity to look around this magnificent building, and a short optional service

Weekly Taize service

17th October 2011

In Durham during term time there will be a regular service in the Taize style at Hild Bede chapel every Monday night at 9 pm. The service is aimed at simplicity, with chants, prayer, and silence. The whole thing is candlelit and is a wonderful space to be in peacefulness and contemplation, whatever your beliefs. It lasts for around forty minutes and there are refreshments afterwards for those who would like them. All are very welcome.

Biblical reading in the Middle Ages and the Modern World

15th October 2011

A study day on Biblical reading in the Middle Ages and the Modern World, organised by Durham Cathedral and Durham University Institute of Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Departments of Theology and History

Weekly Taize service

10th October 2011

In Durham during term time there will be a regular service in the Taize style at Hild Bede chapel every Monday night at 9 pm. The service is aimed at simplicity, with chants, prayer, and silence. The whole thing is candlelit and is a wonderful space to be in peacefulness and contemplation, whatever your beliefs. It lasts for around forty minutes and there are refreshments afterwards for those who would like them. All are very welcome.

The Presences of Christ: in honour of Professor Lash

30th June 2011

In recognition of the award of an honorary doctorate for Professor Nicholas Lash, Durham University’s Centre for Catholic Studies, in association with the Catholic Theological Association of Great Britain, and The Tablet, will be hosting a day-long academic conference.

Further speakers, panellists, and contributors include: Lewis Ayres, Eamon Duffy, Fergus Kerr, Karen Kilby, Gerard Loughlin, John McDade (after dinner speech), and Paul D. Murray.

In addition, papers will be presented in absentia by Archbishop Rowan Williams and Nicholas Adams.

The colloquium will run from 11:00am to 6:00pm, and will be held at St John’s College, to be followed by a reception/celebratory dinner and associated events at St Chad’s College.

Colloquium & lunch costs £40 (£20 students/unwaged); the Evening reception & dinner costs £45 (£35 students/unwaged). If you wish to attend please make a reservation. Contact: b.a.kautzer@durham.ac.uk or Tel: 0191 334 3954.

Taize prayer in Durham Cathedral

20th June 2011

Monday 20 June, at 7.30 p.m. in the Galilee Chapel of Durham Cathedral

A service of music and prayer in the style of the Taize Community

Organised by Durham Diocesan Liturgical Committee

Musicians welcome to rehearsal beforehand at 6.15

Contact Anne Harrison (amh.music@btinternet.com, 0191 384 8643) for further information

Nevilles Cross ECO Festival at St John\'s Church

19th June 2011

A very popular annual event for all ages, with stalls representing different groups with a focus on green & social justice issues. Live music, drama, activities, bike repair, fairtrade stall, organic food, games, \'swap shop\' (bring & exchange clothes/toys/etc), live speakers; concluding with \'Beer & Hymns’ at 4pm. Free entry.

Retreat on the Streets Quiet day

18th June 2011

Led by Ruth Grant during which participants go into the busy and the quiet places of Durham City to find God there as they pray and look around. Participants will need to be willing to do a fair amount of walking, so comfortable footwear is recommended.
St Antony’s Priory, Claypath, Durham. Donation of £16 includes lunch.

East Durham Churches Together Pentecost Praise

15th June 2011

With St Joseph’s RC Church Music Group and Sherburn Hill Salvation Army Band at St Joseph’s RC Church, Mill Lane, Gilesgate.

Offering for CAFOD. All welcome.

The 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible - a Study Day

11th June 2011

A Study Day on the King James Bible, organised by Durham Cathedral and Durham University Institute of Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Departments of Theology and History

Saturday 11th June 2011, 10.00-3.00
Durham Cathedral, Monks Dormitory

- Prof Alec Ryrie (Professor of Theology and Religion, Durham University):
Unauthorised Versions: Where the King James Bible Came From

- Dr Liz Evenden (Lecturer in the History of the Book, Brunel University):
Spreading the Word: the Dissemination of the King James Bible

- Prof J.R. (Dick) Watson (Farmington Fellow, Durham University):
The legacy of the King James Version

There will be a display of historic bibles from the Cathedral Library collections.

Everyone is welcome to this study day. A donation of £10 towards costs would be
appreciated on the day. To help us plan for numbers, please let us know if you plan to attend by sending an e-mail to enquiries@durhamcathedral.co.uk or leaving a message for Reception on 0191 386 4266. Coffee will be provided, bring your own lunch or eat in the Cathedral restaurant.

Together in Meditation and Tai Chi

11th June 2011

10am-4pm. Led by Paul Golightly and Terry Doyle, an experienced teacher of Tai Chi at St Antony’s Priory, Claypath, Durham. Donation of £16 includes lunch. Also, Crafts at the Priory from 1pm to 4 pm.

Walking with the Spirit: an Ecumenical Retreat to Lindisfarne

10th June 2011

A weekend away after exams with other Christians from Durham! Walking with the Spirit is for anyone interested in meeting other Christians and spending time relaxing and sharing faith together. It will include talks and Bible reflection as well as chance to check out the island and relax! There`s also an (optional!) walk across the causeway to the island.

The weekend is organised by DUECC, Cathsoc, Methsoc and the University Chaplains and is open to all, regardless of belief.

The weekend runs from Friday 10th June, leaving Durham at around 5:00pm (time to be confirmed closer to the date) and arriving back in Durham on Sunday 12th June at around 4:00pm.

The weekend will be lead by representatives from the Methodist, Anglican and Catholic societies in Durham. Each day will begin and end with shared prayer together, and there will be a number of talks from Fr. Tony Currer (Catholic Chaplain), Revd Dr Paul Regan (lead Anglican chaplain) and Ali Stacey-Chapman (Intern at North Road Methodist Church).

The total cost for the weekend, including all food, travel and accommodation, is £35. You may also wish to bring some spending money - there are several gift shops and pubs/restaurants on the island.

There`s more information on the website, and you can sign up online.

The Void

5th June 2011

Durham Cathedral. Sunday 5 June. 19.30-21.00.
This event is part of the evolving collaboration between Cranmer Hall and Durham cathedral. In recent months the event has been tagged Free to Be. This is a temporary tag, since the collaboration is experimental and subject to continual reflection and revision. The event on June 5 will provide space to reflect on the theme of absence and is titled: THE VOID. The central focus for reflection and prayer will be inhabiting the `space` between Ascension and Pentecost. Contact Revd. Michael Volland for further information. m.j.volland@durham.ac.uk

Cundy Christian Unity Lecture

1st June 2011

At 7.30pm in Leech Hall, St John’s College.

Dame Mary Tanner, President of the World Council of Churches, will be speaking on ‘The Big Society, The Big Picture, The Big Vision: Ecumenism in the 21st Century’

Dancing Our Prayers

28th May 2011

A day of sacred dance as the language which unites the Body, the mind, and the soul at St Antony’s Priory, Claypath, Durham led by Judy Turner and Janette Blakemore. No previous experience of dance is needed. Donation of £16 includes lunch.

Guest Lecture - Lutheranism in Great Britain and Anglican-Lutheran encounters today

23rd May 2011

Given by Bishop Janna Jeruma-Grinberga, Co–chair of Churches Together in England, and Alex Faludy at 2.30pm in St Johns College

Bishop Jana is Lutheran Bishop to the UK, and the lecture will be from 2.30-4pm in the Board Room.

This meeting has been arrange by the Anglican-Lutheran Society and will discuss the role of Lutheranism in Britain/Europe & the work of the ALS. Light refreshments will be provided.

All are welcome - for further information please contact David Austin on 07740 922468. Space is limited so please email Alex Faludy (alexander.faludy@lincoln.oxon.net) if you wish to attend.

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Today most Christians enjoy co-operating with people from other churches however \\\"structural ecumenism\\\" (the business of brining churches into sacramental and corporate union) is frequently described as \\\"tired\\\" or \\\"stymied\\\" -the ambition of c1960 not 2011. However marked advances in Anglican-Lutheran relations since 1996 strongly challenge this narrative. The seminar will look at the ways in which these developments have come about and how people who are not \\\"ecumenical specialists\\\" can play a part in promoting further progress.

Bishop Jana Jeruma-Grinberga leads the Lutheran Church in Great Britain. She is also co-president of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland and Co-moderator of the Anglican Lutheran Society (ALS).

The Revd. Alex Faludy is a curate in the Diocese of Newcastle. He is also a church historian specialising in Reformation studies and a member of the ALS executive committee.

Shalom: Ecumenical Service with quiet prayer for healing

22nd May 2011

Shalom: Ecumenical Service with quiet prayer for healing (Guild of St. Raphael) at 6.30 at St John’s Church, Neville’s Cross. All welcome.

Christian Socialist Meeting - organised by Helen Goodman, MP for Bishop Auckland

20th May 2011

Held at Alington House, Durham on Saturday the 20th May, 10am to 2 pm.

This meeting is to bring together members of the Christian Socialist Movement and others interested in the themes of Christianity and social justice to see if we can form a regional branch. We will have half a day of prayer, reflection and discussion around two themes:

In the spirit of co-operation could we ask people to bring a packed lunch.

Please contact to confirm attendance via phone (01388 603075) or email (oxbroughw@parliament.uk)

Vocations Sunday

15th May 2011

At the College Chapel here at St. Hild and St. Bede we shall be celebrating the Eucharist for Vocations Sunday at 6.00pm where the preacher will be The Rev’d Catherine Williams, National Adviser for Vocations in the Church of England. All of us have a vocation, to be what God made us to be, and this will be an important service for all who are seeking to understand God’s will for their lives.

Together in Meditation

14th May 2011

A morning of silent meditation led by Paul Golightly at St Antony’s Priory, Claypath, Durham.

Sacred Space Cathedral

8th May 2011

This coming Sunday, from 7.30 – 9pm, Durham\'s world heritage site Cathedral will be opened “after hours” for anyone wishing to wander about, relax and enjoy this sacred space at the heart of the city. There will be a soundscape of world music and underground psychedelia playing at one end (created specially by DJ Adam Deschamps), a harp performace at the other, a eucharist being celebrated at the shrine of St Cuthbert, and the peace of dusk outside.

Believers and non-believers welcome to come and savour the unique atmosphere of this thousand year old pilgrimage site. No tickets required.

Public access for this special opening will be through the main Cathedral Green entrance from 7.30-7.45pm, and for the course of the evening through the Cloisters side entrance. You are invited to come and go as you please.

A Question of Faith day at St Antony’s Priory, Claypath

7th May 2011

Led by Margaret Silf based on the first of a new series of books by Margaret entitled ‘Simple Faith’. What does it mean to be a person of faith in today\\\'s world? Is it about believing six impossible things before breakfast? Or perhaps it is about trusting a power beyond ourselves. Donation of £16 includes lunch.

Hearts Aflame quiet day at St Antony’s Priory, Claypath

5th May 2011

Seeks to open hearts to the risen Christ and the outworking of his way of love in our daily lives, led by Sr Sheila McNamara, a religious of the Sacred Heart living in Newcastle, RE adviser and part-time member of the Priory team. Donation of £16 includes lunch.

Fernley Hartley Lecture

4th May 2011

Gven by Professor Morna Hooker, entitled ‘Conformity to Christ: The roots of Pauline spirituality’ at Leech Hall, St John’s College, Durham. Drinks reception at 7.15 pm; public lecture at 7.45 pm. All welcome.

1.4 Billion Reasons

4th May 2011

Christian Aid and SPEAK have teamed up with the Global Poverty Project to bring the 1.4 Billion Reasons presentation to Durham. The event will be from 7.00pm in the Riverside Café (DSU) on Tuesday May 3rd.

1.4 Billion Reasons explores real practical solutions to poverty and explores a lot of the issues around international development. There will also be speakers from Christian Aid and we will hear from people undergoing the Live Below The Line Challenge – spending just £1 a day on food for charity.

Email for more details
Facebook event

Easter Service in the Tunstal Chapel of Durham Castle

1st May 2011

One week after Easter Day, Castle Chapel has an Easter Service with Holy Communion.

11am in the Tunstal Chapel of Durham Castle. All welcome, whether students or not.

Followed by champagne on the Tunstal Gallery

Dawn Vigil with Baptism and Confirmation, followed by breakfast

24th April 2011

A 5am dawn service to celebrate Easter, including baptism and confirmation, in Durham Cathedral. Further Easter services follow throughout the day.

Good Friday Parade

22nd April 2011

Starting at 11.30am outside St. Nics in the Marketplace

Free to Be - Cathedral Seeker Service

27th March 2011

From 7.15-9pm in Durham Cathedral (access via the cloisters)

Lenten Reflection

17th March 2011

A service of Lenten hymns, lessons and music from Castle Chapel Choir.

5.30pm in the Norman Chapel of Durham Castle. All welcome.

Step Forward 2011

12th March 2011

This day conference is for anyone aged between 18 and 30 who is considering ordained ministry. ‘Step Forward’ is to be held on Saturday 12th March 2011 10.30am – 4.00pm at Cranmer Hall, St John’s College, Durham. This conference is for anyone in the Church of England. It has been organized by Cranmer Hall alongside the DDOs of Durham, Newcastle and York.

The event is free, and will include a keynote address from Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, worship, prayer and Bible study, and a chance to find out more about what training for ministry and being ordained is really like. Further information can be found at www.cofestepforward.co.uk

The Gospel and Social Teaching: On the Economic Crisis, Human Flourishing, and Church Ministry

10th March 2011

This year's Bishop Dunn Memorial Lecture will be presented by His Eminence Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, in St Cuthbert's Church, Old Elvet. This event is being jointly hosted by Cafod NorthEast.

Entrance to the lecture is free but a ticket is required in advance (through m.j.p.pound@durham.ac.uk) in order to manage numbers. There will also be an optional ticketed reception to follow at £5.00 per head (also available from Marcus Pound, as above).

Ash Wednesday services

9th March 2011

Norman Chapel, 8am
St John’s College Chapel, 7.30pm

Pancake Party

8th March 2011

Parish Room, St Cuthberts RC Church

Everyone Welcome!

Make a Joyful Noise - Refreshing music for worship

5th March 2011

The venue is Durham Johnston School, Crossgate Moor, Durham DH1 4SU, registration is from 9.15 and the event will start formally at 9.45, closing at around 4.15 following a final act of worship. There is a charge of £10 per person, to be paid in advance by cheque with booking form, and bookings officially close on 28 February (though it may be possible to accept late applications, if there is still space). Participants need to bring a packed lunch, but hot and cold drinks are provided.

A keynote address ('Wings of song') will be given by John Bell, of the Iona Community, who will also lead three workshops, and other workshop leaders include Andrew Maries (Keynote Trust, Devon), Gordon Appleton (RSCM, Ripon), James Lancelot and David Kennedy (both Durham Cathedral), Simon Bray (York) and Lucy Haigh (Leeds).

The day is aimed at musicians, clergy, lay leaders of worship, and anyone who cares about music used in church (or school assemblies, holiday clubs etc). The workshops cover a range of topics and styles, and the day could be particularly valuable for anyone considering a vocation to some kind of ministry.

Full information is on www.durhamliturgy.org.uk

Power, Politics and Pilgrimage [London event]

28th February 2011

Stay on after Soundcheck to explore power, politics and prayer on a pilgrimage through the streets of London and on to meet your MP in parliament.

Cathsoc Ampleforth Retreat

25th February 2011

From Fri 25th Feb to Sun 27th Feb 2011, Cathsoc are organising a retreat to Ampleforth in York. Retreats are a great opportunity to get out of the Durham bubble and the business of life and relax and pray. If you haven't been before then come along and see for yourself! One of the monks, Brother Kevin, from Ampleforth will be leading the retreat for us and we will be joining in with the monks prayer throughout the day.

The cost of the retreat is £35 and it is open to everyone. For more information visit the Cathsoc website or sign up online

Speak Soundcheck - Resurrecting Hope

25th February 2011

Fri 25th to Sun 27th Feb, in London.

Guest speakers include Dr Joel Edwards (International Director for Micah Challenge) and Andy Freeman (pioneer of 24-7 prayer)

Live music, speakers, workshops, arts and prayer will cultivate a new vision to reclaim and channel creativity into life-giving structures, and to inspire our society and our decision makers to believe in a world that reflects the love, justice and peace of God's kingdom.

This means a fantastic weekend in the heart of London, with inspiring workshops, speakers, 2 nights crash-pad accommodation and 2 meals a day, shared with a bunch of amazing people who share our vision for a just world, all for just £52

For every person you bring, you'll get £10 off, a saving that you can divide between you as you wish. Just make sure that they write your name or SPEAK group in the "I'm being brought by a SPEAK amplifier called..." box on the booking form, and we'll sort out the saving, even if you're not booking at the same time.

15% off your ticket if you book before 31st January 2011.

For more information visit http://speak.org.uk/soundcheck11 or email either the Speak Network, or Sam directly.

Free to Be

23rd February 2011

An event in Durham Cathedral for spiritual-seekers and those seeking to encounter God through contemplation. This is the fourth event in an evolving, experimental collaboration between the Cathedral and a group of ordinands at Cranmer Hall.

The focus of Free to Be is on providing a non-directive space in which those who attend might have the opportunity of encountering Go through stillness, reflection and a simple Eucharist.

7.30pm-9pm in Durham Cathedral. There is no charge, and no need to prebook. More information is available here, or alternatively contact Michael Volland, Cranmer Hall's Director of Mission

An Introduction to Science and Christianity

19th February 2011

St John's College, from 9.15-16.30.

Join us for a day of exploration, discussion and learning using the excellent 'Test of Faith' course material developed by the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion in Cambridge

Cost £10 (£8 for students). Closing date for registration is 14th Feb. For more information and to register, visit the website

Churches Together AGM with Guest Speaker

17th February 2011

To be held at Waddington St URC

SCM Annual Conference 2011

4th February 2011

4-6th February 2011, at the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanick, Derbyshire. The conference is called 'Still Small Voice', and will be on the theme of prayer and action. For more information, visit the website.

'All Things In Common...'

25th January 2011

A service of prayer for Christian unity with music from the Taizé Community, at 7.30pm in the North Transept of Durham Cathedral

Service organised by members of Durham Diocesan Liturgical Committee and Durham University Ecumenical Christian Council, by kind permission of the Chapter

Music practice at 6.15pm (instruments) / 6.30pm (singers) - contact Anne Harrison (amh.music@btinternet.com) for further details

34th Man Tour

24th January 2011

6.30pm, 24th Jan

On 5 August 2010, 33 Chilean men were trapped 700 metres underground, not knowing when or if they would ever emerge from the darkness. Millions watched their dramatic rescue on television. When they finally came to the surface some of them claimed that a mysterious 34th man had been with them in the mine and shared their ordeal.

Only a few people in the UK have heard a first-hand account of this amazing story. Now you have a unique opportunity to hear the story direct from Jose Henriquez, one of the rescued Chilean miners, known as the "pastor" of the group.

Accompanying him and translating for him will be Alf Cooper, chaplain to the President of Chile and a Church Mission Society mission partner, who led the nation of Chile's prayers during the miners' incredible ordeal.

The tour has been organised by CMS.

Free to Be

23rd January 2011

'Free to Be' is an event at Durham cathedral for spiritual-seekers and those seeking to encounter God through contemplation. This is the fourth event in an evolving, experimental collaboration between the cathedral and a group of ordinands at Cranmer Hall. The focus of Free to Be is on providing a non-directive space in which those who attend might have the opportunity of encountering God through stillness, reflection and a simple Eucharist.

Venue: Durham Cathedral.
Date: Sunday 23 January.
Time: 7.30pm - 9pm.

There is no charge for entry to this event and there is no need to pre-book. More information can be found at the event-blog or by contacting Cranmer Hall’s Director of Mission, Michael Volland at m.j.volland@durham.ac.uk

Prayer Breakfast

20th January 2011

A Prayer Breakfast for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, at the Cathedral Undercroft restaurant.

Led by the Revd. Paul Golightly
Cost £5

Please book by email: thomas.kirsty@gmail.com or phone: 0191 3868479

DUECC Advent Meditation

8th December 2010

From 5-6pm Rev Simon Airey will be leading a peaceful evening for prayer and contemplation by candlelight in the Norman Chapel of Durham Castle. Based on Scripture, it will give us a chance to take a breath from our busy lives to pray before the Christmas season. Please come, all very welcome indeed.

Night of Prayer - CANCELLED

2nd December 2010

From midnight on Thursday 2nd to 5am on Friday 3rd - in association with Sanctuary 21's 24/7 prayer week - DUECC will be hosting a Night of Prayer in Sanctuary21, on the Bailey

Come for as much or as little as you can - Hot chocolate, cocoa and space for sleeping bags provided; all welcome



Sadly, Sanctuary21 has had to cancel it's 24/7 prayer week due to the snow. This means that our Night of Prayer has also had to be cancelled. Hopefully we'll be able to run it next term instead.

Sactuary21 will still be open from 10-4 on Tuesday to Friday, and anyone is welcome to drop in - whether to pray or just for a coffee.

Community Organising - How faith groups can make change happen for good

30th November 2010

Churches and faith groups in the North East have a long and distinguished track record of responding to community needs, developing community projects and campaigning on social issues. However, theological divisions often prevent them working together to mobilise people for long term change.
This workshop will look critically at the concept of community organising and ask Is it an effective strategy for change? Would it help to build disciplined coalitions of people and congregations to shape the common good in the North East? How could it re-vitalise church mission? Can it serve as a model for ministry?
The Conference Centre, Ushaw College; £10.00pp, bursaries available for non-waged participants
For more information contact Stuart Allan, CRC, Ushaw College, Tel 0191 373 5453, email stuart_allan@btconnect.com

Creating a 24/7 Prayer Station

24th November 2010

Sanctuary 21 are organising a 24/7 Prayer event based upon Isaiah 61 / Justice. DUECC will help SPEAK create a prayer station for the 24/7 Prayer Week focusing on ‘prayer for the world’, at 3.30 in Sanctuary 21.

Faith & Finance: What my faith says about the recession and budget cuts

23rd November 2010

Organised by Durham University Chaplaincies and the Department of Theology and Religion

Profs Habib Ahmed and Rodney Wilson, School of Government and International Relations,

The Old Library, Grey College; Refreshments available from 7pm.

An Inter Faith Week Event

Preaching Matthew's Gospel

20th November 2010

Organised by St John's College, and running on both 20th and 27th October

Speakers: David Day, Stephen Barton, Kristian Bendoraitis, Kate Bruce, Geoffrey Stevenson

Cost for students: £10 inc. lunch; £5 without.

For more details on booking please contact s.l.hobson@dur.ac.uk, or kathrine.bruce2@dur.ac.uk for other enquiries.

Make Poverty History - global poverty and climate change

19th November 2010

Leech Hall, St John's College
"Trace the Tax" - the tax justice campaign
"Climate change - where do we go from here?"
For further details, please contact David Golding, d.w.golding@ncl.ac.uk

The Beat Eucharist

16th November 2010

Leech Hall, St John’s College
Beat is essentially a form of writing that emerged in North America in the 1950's. Key proponents include Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. Beat writing was characterised by a number of elements including the articulation of a hunger for worthwhile experience and meaning. Beat writing also used language creatively to craft vivid literary images; it stretched the meaning of words to express the desperate search for something more. The Beat Eucharist takes this use of language and this hunger for experience and meaning to communicate something of the intensity and wonder of what happens at the Eucharist and in the lived life of Christian faith.

Cathedral Seeker Service

14th November 2010

You are free to be at Durham Cathedral - 7.30pm 'til 9pm, then to go to Varsity for a drink

Explore - Listen - Contemplate - Pray
- Discover Durham cathedral after hours
- Experience spiritual practices: meditation, silence, eucharist, or journey
- Entry via Dean's Walk (on the south side of the cathedral)
- All are welcome
- There is no charge for this event

Requiem for Remembrance Day

11th November 2010

Thursday 11th November, 20:30, Tunstall Chapel

The Choir of University College Chapel, Durham University, sing Tomas Luis de Victoria's Requiem, the 'Officium Defunctorum', for Remembrance Day.

Entrance is free. Silence will be kept before and after the reflection.

Come and listen to 45 minutes of beautiful music and readings, and reflect on the sacrifice made by those before, and those making them today.

'Officium Defunctorum' - Tomas Luis de Victoria

What do people mean by Ecumenism?

10th November 2010

An informal talk over pizza with Paul Regan and DUECC, followed by a discussion.
7pm, in the Linton Room, St John's College. Open to all, of any faith or none

"Lord, teach us to pray" - an Ecumenical evening with Br. Paolo from Taizé

25th October 2010

5:30pm Music

6:00pm Talk

7:00pm Prayer

Shared meal to follow

St Cuthbert's RC Church

Seeker Service

24th October 2010

You are free to be at Durham Cathedral - 7.30pm 'til 9pm, then to go to Varsity for a drink

Explore - Listen - Contemplate - Pray
- Discover Durham cathedral after hours
- Experience spiritual practices: meditation, silence, eucharist, or journey
- Entry via Dean's Walk (on the south side of the cathedral)
- All are welcome
- There is no charge for this event

One World Week

21st October 2010

Peace In Our Town
Across Cultures
A Forum for Everyone

With Peter MacLellan and Patricia Devlin

Elvet Methodist Church, Durham City

What does Durham mean to you? Have your say!

Organised by Durham Churches Together

A Theological Refraction on the Internet: A Global View

18th October 2010

A day conference

Leech Hall, St John's College

Attendance to the Conference is without charge. All welcome.

A buffet lunch may be booked at a charge of £10pp

Please register by emailing theresa.phillips@dur.ac.uk

Organised by the Department of Theology and Religion, SGIA, CODEC, St Johns, Faith and Globalisation, Cranmer Hall and the Wesley Study Centre

Candelit Procession to Durham Cathedral

17th October 2010

The Candlelit Procession is an annual event where students from across the University, members of staff and members of the public join together to carry candles through the dark from Prebends Bridge up to the Cathedral

This is an amazingly atmospheric event, and one of the few occasions where you can see around the Cathedral at night. Hundreds attend each year but we’re hoping to make 2010 the largest turnout ever. Don’t miss your opportunity to be involved!

The procession is followed by a brief introduction to the Cathedral, an opportunity to look around this magnificent building, and a short optional service

Chapel Crawl

10th June 2010

On Thursday 10th June DUECC organised a Chapel Crawl, giving a chance to visit the chapels of the various colleges of Durham - including:

The Chapel Crawl lasted around 3½ hours. This was a most enjoyable event, and was a good way to see the great variety of chapels around the university

Chaplaincy Lecture - Voting: An Ethical Issue?

30th April 2010

Chris Mullin, MP for Sunderland South, will be giving this year's Chaplaincy Lecture, with a chance to ask questions later. Hear an insider's view on British politics in the run-up to this year's general election

Service for Christian Unity

2nd March 2010

DUECC will be marking the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity later in the term with a joint Taize service in the Cathedral, in association with the DLC, the Durham Liturgical Council. More details to follow.

Prayers for Christian Unity

20th January 2010

The global Week of Prayer for Christian Unity falls on the 18th-25th January this year. DUECC offered the use of St Chad's Chapel as a space for prayer and reflection, thanks to the generosity of the Rev Dr Ashley Wilson. People could drop in and spend however much time they needed in God's presence. There were prayer stations to focus our thoughts on issues of Christian unity.

Carol Singing

12th December 2009

DUECC held a fun evening in which Christians of various backgrounds from within Durham University joined together in joyful worship of God in Christmas Carols, as a witness of our shared faith in Jesus Christ and a celebration of his birth. Many carols were sung and much fun was had by all!

Advent Meditation

2nd December 2009

DUECC held, with the help of Rev Simon Airey, a peaceful evening for prayer and contemplation on the theme of waiting for the Advent season, held in the Norman Chapel in the Castle. Based on Scripture, it gave a chance to be still and reflect on the theme, providing an opportunity to take a breath from our busy lives to pray before the Christmas season.

One World Week Service

25th October 2009

Every year, One World Week addresses a particular issue that affects people throughout the world and reminds us of our common humanity.

This year's service took place at St Oswald's Church and was held by the Rev Dr Paul Regan. It included two students discussing their time in Romania working with orphans and was a very thought-provoking service.

Candlelit Procession to Durham Cathedral

18th October 2009

At the beginning of every academic year, DUECC holds, in conjuction with the College Chaplains and Durham Cathedral, a procession by candlelight from Prebends Bridge up to said Cathedral.

This year, Hild Bede Chapel Choir sang and there was time to look around the building and meet DUECC's member groups and the Chaplains, an optional short service and refreshments afterwards in the debating chambers.

25th June 2009

Rev Julie Lunn: Methodist - Traditions of Christian Spirituality (Castle Chapel - part of Choral Evensong in the Tunstal Chapel)

18th June 2009

Andrew Lythall: Anglican - Traditions of Christian Spirituality (Castle Chapel - part of Choral Evensong in the Tunstal Chapel)

Denominations Forum

16th June 2009

Following on from Dr Murray's talk this term, in the summer term DUECC held a denominations forum in which speakers from some of the denominations represented in DUECC spoke about aspects of their tradition with a time for questions.The speakers were:
Marcus Pound Roman Catholic
Alan Bartlett Anglican
Alison Wilkinson Methodist
Ruth Perrin Free Evangelical
Andrew Louth Eastern Orthodox

14th June 2009

Julie Lunn will be speaking at Methsoc, Upper Room of Elvet Methodist. All welcome

13th June 2009

Orthodox Society Trip to Lindisfarne (Holy Island). Depart Durham by coach around 8.30am, back around 7pm. Cost £12. Contact Alexander.egorov@durham.ac.uk ASAP if you'd like to come (places are limited to 24 in total!).

11th June 2009

Fr Tony Currer: Roman Catholic - Traditions of Christian Spirituality (Castle Chapel - part of Choral Evensong in the Tunstal Chapel)

Football Tournament

8th June 2009

DUECC hosted five-a-side football tournaments with teams from its member societies taking part.

7th June 2009

Rabbi Lionel Blue will be preaching at the College Eucharist at the College Chapel of St. Hild and St. Bede. All are welcome.

31st May 2009

Richard Sellick from Tearfund, Upper Room of Elvet Methodist. All welcome

28th May 2009

Rabbi Lionel Blue: Christianity and Judaism (Castle Chapel - part of Evensong in the Tunstal Chapel)

14th May 2009

Dr Rob Catty: Quaker - Traditions of Christian Spirituality (Castle Chapel - part of Choral Evensong in the Tunstal Chapel)

7th May 2009

Prof Andrew Louth: Orthodox - Traditions of Christian Spirituality (Castle Chapel - part of Choral Evensong in the Tunstal Chapel)

30th April 2009

Philip Allum: Baptist - Traditions of Christian Spirituality (Castle Chapel - part of Choral Evensong in the Tunstal Chapel)

May They All Be One: The Ecumenical Imperative

10th March 2009

What is ecumenism? Why is it important? How should the ecumenical calling be lived today?Dr Paul Murray from the Theology Department, an expert on ecumenism, gave a talk addressing these questions and at which everyone was invited to come along to discuss and debate this key issue.His talk was very much enjoyed and provided a great deal of stimulus for thinking about this important issue in the future.

Football Tournament

1st March 2009

DUECC hosted five-a-side football tournaments with teams from its member societies taking part.

24th February 2009

Pancake Night hosted by the Catholic Chaplaincy

22nd February 2009

Join 10:05 for breakfast and scripture in the Prior's Hall

Chaplaincy Lecture

17th February 2009

To celebrate the anniversary of Charles Darwin, Professor Frances Young OBE discussed what it means to be a creature of God and to be part of the created order. She looked at a "theology of limitation" and how modernism leads us to struggle to accept our mortality. Professor Young was Edward Cadbury Profeesor of Theology at Birmingham University and is a Methodist Minister. In 2004 she was elected a Fellow of the British Academy.

15th February 2009

Methsoc Meeting: Rachel Ward will take about her time in India. Meet at Elvet Methodist Church.

15th February 2009

Join 10:05 for breakfast and scripture in the Prior's Hall

Called to be Me

11th February 2009

DUECC offered a chance to explore God's call on our lives in a special service, 'Called to be Me'. The evening involved worship, music, various prayer stations and activities such as praying with the Methodist Covenant Prayer and anointing with oil. There was also a dance by Melissa Charters and a talk by Kate Bruce on vocation, drawing on the story of the midwives in the early chapters of Exodus. The event provided space to explore and offer to God our gifts and to think and pray about how he may be calling us to use them.

8th February 2009

Methsoc Meeting: Dr Robert Song will speak on euthanasia. Meet at Elvet Methodist Church.

8th February 2009

Join 10:05 for breakfast and scripture in the Prior's Hall

1st February 2009

Methsoc Meeting: Rev Mark Harwood will speak on 'God's Politics - Hope in an Age of Cynicism?' Meet at Elvet Methodist Church.

1st February 2009

Join 10:05 for breakfast and scripture in the Prior's Hall

Service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

21st January 2009

In 1908, the Octave for Unity was introduced, aiming to bring Christians from different denominations together, to pray for and strive towards unity, following Jesus' prayer that we may be one. As part of this year's Week of Prayer, DUECC held a service in the Tunstall Chapel at the Castle, using the Churches Together liturgy, this year composed by Korean Christians and based on Ezekiel 37:17. Canon Stephen Cherry from the Cathedral spoke of the need to listen to each other, to think in terms of 'we' and 'with' rather than 'I' and 'me', and look out for signs of God's glory in unexpected people and places.

12th November 2008

DUECC Prayer Meeting in the Wallis Room in St John's

11th November 2008

Dr Marcus Pound will be giving a talk in St Cuthberts Presbytery on Catholic Social teaching. Everyone is welcome, and refreshments will be provided. For more information, or directions to the Presbytery, contact catholic.society@durham.ac.uk

9th November 2008

Dr David Golding, regional development officer for Make Poverty History, is speaking at Methsoc. All welcome!

9th November 2008

10:05 Meeting - Coffee, Toast and Scripture! In the Cathedral restaurant.

25th October 2008

CathSoc International Meal at the Catholic Chaplaincy. Come along a bring your favourite dish from your own country - or just sample others!

One World Week Service

25th October 2008

Every year, One World Week addresses a particular issue that affects people throughout the world and reminds us of our common humanity. This year's theme was environmental and DUECC, working with Durham Churches Together, held a fair and service to mark the occassion. At North Road Methodist, many of DUECC's groups enjoyed food, games and raised awareness of key issues. The service heard from people who had visited parts of the developing world and shared their stories, witnessing to the human cost of climate change and poverty, and looking with hope to the future.

23rd October 2008

Ashok Sinha, Director of 'Stop Climate Chaos' speaks on a theme of 'Global challenge, local response' at Elvet Riverside, room 140.

Candlelit Procession to Durham Cathedral

19th October 2008

At the beginning of every academic year, DUECC holds, in conjuction with the College Chaplains and Durham Cathedral, a procession by candlelight from Prebends Bridge up to said Cathedral. This year over six hundred people braved the elements to join the procession, led by groups from DUECC with their banners. They were treated to wonderful music from Castle Choir, time to look around the building and meet DUECC's member groups and the Chaplains, a short service and refreshments afterwards. The atmosphere was lively, despite the wind(!) and the event provided a great introduction to the Cathedral and start to the year!

Chapel Crawl

18th June 2008

Last summer, DUECC ran a tour of various different college chapels in Durham. In each chapel there was a short reflection, time for silence, a collect and an oppourtunity to look around and enjoy the buildings. The event finished up with a meal provided by the folks at St Cuthbert's. We aim to repeat this successful event in the future, so watch this space!

Vespers with prayers for Christian Unity, followed by a simple soup supper

31st December 1969

6:15pm, St Cuthbert\\\'s Catholic Church: Churches Together in Elvet and Shincliffe is organising a celebration of Vespers with prayers for Christian Unity, followed by a simple soup supper.

21st Century Interfaith: New Paradigms in Christian-Jewish Relations

31st December 1969

Join the Archbishop of York and Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis for a Christian-Jewish Interfaith event at Durham University on Wednesday 19th February. In the 1750s the Bishop of Durham, Richard Trevor, chiefly championed the “Jewish Naturalisation Bill,” one of the first steps towards inter-religious acceptance in Britain’s history. It is therefore particularly appropriate that Durham hosts this interfaith event looking to future of the Jewish Christian relationship.

The occasion will feature speeches by the Archbishop and the Chief Rabbi on the historic and ever-developing relationship between the two religions.

The event will also be used to launch an exciting new national initiative by the CCJ (Council of Christians and Jews). A network of CCJ Student Presidents (CCJSPs) that mirror the ex officio structure of the CCJ Presidents will be established at the event. The CCJ structure will be brought forward to the younger generation, helping establishing interfaith bodies at a student level; fostering a value for the bilateral Jewish-Christian relationship, within the next generation.

Wednesday 19 February speeches 6:30–7:30pm
Venue: Rosemary Cramp Lecture Theatre
Calman Learning Centre


An Event by Durham J-soc, Durham University Ecumenical Christian Council (DUECC), The Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ), and the Fayre Share Foundation. All welcome but students receive priority, seating limited only guaranteed with RSVP
To RSVP or ask any other questions please email: info@fayresharefoundation.org

Ecumenical Retreat to Lindisfarne

31st December 1969

Each year a group of students from Durham University spends a weekend after the summer exams on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. The weekend retreat is a time to rest, explore the island, and meet and learn with Christians from different traditions and denominations in prayer, worship, and discussion.

The theme this year is Mary, the Mother of Jesus, considered with relation to scripture, worship, gender and icons, and from the perspectives of various Christian traditions.

More details/to sign up: http://www.lindisfarne2014.org.uk/

1st January 1970

Come and explore God's call on your life and celebrate your gifts. A unique opportunity to think and pray about where God is leading you. The service will include worship, a video clip, and opportunity to respond through activies. The talk will be given by Kate Bruce who was co-author of the Lent Course, 'Life Calling.' Everyone is welcome.

Prayer Meetings

DUECC meets regularly to pray together, for unity among Christians and about world issues.

Socials

DUECC has regular social events such as the Christmas party to have fun together!