In his Easter message, The Bishop of Durham said: "Even in the darkest of times, may this region find fresh hope and fresh joy".Read the full story ›
The Church of England has become embroiled in a row with chocolate giant Cadbury and the National Trust over an Easter egg hunt.Read the full story ›
Young patients in the Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle have had a bit of an Easter surprise....after the Clown Doctors paid them a visit.
They delivered Easter Eggs and treats to children who will spend the Bank Holiday in hospital.
“It’s always hard for children in hospital but it’s especially difficult on special occasions like Easter.
Anything we can do, even simple things like sharing Easter eggs, helps lift the children and gives them something new to focus on.
The Bishop of Newcastle, the Rt Revd Christine Hardman gives a message of hope and love this EasterRead the full story ›
The Right Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham has issued an Easter messages talking about the smells of Easter.Read the full story ›
Campaign group Road Safety GB North East said over Easter, more bikers were likely to take to the roads and accident figures could peak.Read the full story ›
Newcastle Airport say that they are expecting nearly 190,000 passengers to pass through the airport during the busy Easter holidays.Read the full story ›
The Bishop of Durham, the Right Reverend Paul Butler has called for more to be done to help young people in the North East to achieve their dreams in his Easter message.
Unfortunately, as some children get older, their hopes and aspirations tend to reduce. The difficult truth is that the North East of England has the lowest levels of aspirations among young people in the whole country, which is a sad statistic and one that should be hard to accept for all of us.
This is something that we need to change. We all need to give our children and young people a sense of hope that their aspirations can be met rather than a sense that they will fail to achieve their dreams.
The Bishop is the Church of England's lead bishop for children and young people.
The Right Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham led his first Easter service, in which he spoke of fear and what causes it.Read the full story ›
The Right Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham, led a dawn service of Initiation and Communion at Durham Cathedral today in which he Baptised five people.
The dawn service, often called the Dawn Vigil, was the first service of Easter Day at the cathedral.
In his first Easter Day service since being enthroned as Bishop of Durham, Bishop Paul gave a sermon in which he spoke of fear and what makes us afraid saying:
"We live in a world where there is much fear. So too on the streets of our communities like Jarrow, Hartlepool, Stockton, Sunderland, Easington and the farms of the Dales there are people who live with deep fears."
"Fears of domestic abuse and violence; fears of long term illness; fears of failing to be able to heat the home and feed the children adequately; fears of no job on leaving school or college; fears of loneliness and hopelessness.”
Bishop Paul concluded by saying: “But there is a fear that takes us forward; it is the 'fear of the Lord'. This is not being afraid of God but it is, in Eugene Peterson's words, 'living responsively and appropriately before who God is, who he is as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.'