Chester team heads to Durham for mission


Twenty five Bishops and their teams from the northern half of The Church of England will be heading to the Diocese of Durham for a weekend of mission called ‘Talking Jesus’ from 2nd - 5th March. The four days of mission and celebration start at Durham Cathedral on Thursday 2nd March at

1.30pm in a service led by The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, after which the teams go out to communities in all corners of the Diocese- from the Tyne to the Tees and the Dales to the Sea.

The Bishops and their teams will be talking about Jesus at more than 450 community events across the sixteen deaneries in the Diocese of Durham.

Bishop Keith will host a talent show at Shotton Community where there will be a display of work by community and church groups along with drinks and food. Bishop John Hayden, Honorary Assistant bishop in Chesters Diocese, will attend The Big Sing at St Giles, Durham and an Angel Drive & Bishops' Bingo at St Luke’s Cornforth.

Welcoming the mission teams, the Right Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham, said: “In this Diocese, we’re all about blessing our communities in Jesus’ name for the transformation of us all. What greater blessing can we offer than an introduction to Jesus? What could be more transformative than coming to know him? Just imagine: one long weekend; twenty five Bishops; hundreds of events; thousands hearing about Jesus and having their lives transformed.”

Talking Jesus Durham is the third mission undertaken by the Northern Bishops. Previous missions have been at Blackburn (2016) and Sheffield (2015).

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