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Cranmer Hall, St John’s College,

3 South Bailey, Durham DH1 3RJ

New Churches in the North East: A Day Conference

17 April 2015, 10.15 am to 4.15 pm

St Johns College, Durham

An interdisciplinary research conference on new churches founded in the North East of England since 1980, based on a research project funded by the William Leech Foundation.

A significant number of new congregations have been founded in the North East of England in recent decades. The conference explores the scale and nature of such communities, including how they interact with wider social phenomena such as patterns of migration. The findings offer significant new perspectives on the nature of secularisation in Britain.

Speakers include: Professor Gary Craig (School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University), Dr Peter Brierley (Visiting Fellow, St Johns College, Durham and Brierley Consulting) and Revd Dr David Goodhew (Cranmer Hall, St Johns College, Durham University).

The conference website can be found here:


The draft conference programme can be found here:


There is a special discounted rate for postgraduate and undergraduate delegates.

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