Durham Churches Together

Durham Churches Together is affiliated to Churches Together in England and seeks to coordinate activities on behalf of all the churches in Durham City.

Chair: The Revd Alan Middleton (alan.middleton21@btinternet.com)

Secretary: Kirsty Thomas (christinajc.thomas@gmail.com)

The DCT Committee

Elected at the AGM in February, the committee comprises Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary and  representatives of the Churches. The Committee plans and helps promote the programme of activities.

Annual General Meeting

The AGM in February receives a report on the year’s activities; elects the committee; and welcomes a Speaker. In recent years we have welcomed Revd Professor Jeff Astley, Dr Keith Bartlett, and Professor John Barclay.

Activities

The Good Friday Act of Witness

This begins at St Nicholas Church in the Market Square, and proceeds along the High Street returning to the Market.

A Cross leads the way and Banners illustrating scenes from the Passion head groups of walkers. Hymns are sung  and the scenes from the Banners explained.

ONE WORLD WEEK COMMUNITY LUNCH

In partnership with St Antony’s Priory DCT celebrates locally sourced produce in a Community lunch prepared by volunteers. Food justice depends on small farmers being encouraged to grow food for local consumption.

NEW YEARS EVE PROCESSION AND CATHEDRAL SERVICE

A torchlight procession leaves the Market Square and arrives at the Cathedral for the opening of the Service at 5.30 pm. The Service is supported by 400 people of all ages.

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY BREAKFAST or lunch

The Breakfast/lunch is hosted by different churches each year.

GRAPEVINE

This is the monthly e-circular of notices from all the Durham churches and has a wide readership. Send information your church may wish to circulate in the monthly copy of Grapevine by the 25th of the month to grapevine@btinternet.com.

PRAYERS FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE

The prayers for Peace and Justice in the Cathedral at twelve noon on Thursdays are led by a group of volunteers from the churches.

THE GUILD OF ST RAPHAEL

The Guild is part of a nationwide Church of England  Guild for the ministry of healing. Each Guild appoints a voluntary Chaplain. The Durham Guild is we believe the only ecumenical one in the country.

St John’s Church, Nevilles Cross hosts the monthly service on the fourth Sunday of each month.

Grapevine

Grapevine is a monthly e-circular for Durham church notices. Email grapevine@btinternet.com for details.

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