Below you will find information that may affect your visit to the Cathedral, such as road closures, limited access to the Cathedral, or significant changes to services. Information with long-term relevance can be found in News.
Vacancy for a Part Time Secretary
This is a unique opportunity to join the team at Durham Cathedral to provide high quality administrative and secretarial support to Canon Rosalind Brown in her work as Nave Canon and Canon Librarian.
The role will involve dealing with correspondence and administrative tasks associated with arranging and (when appropriate) attending meetings, drafting minutes, liaising with volunteers to ensure the smooth delivery of Nave ministries including Cathedral chaplaincy and the Sunday School, dealing with telephone and email enquiries, and other duties as specified.
A good standard of education is required (minimum 5 GCSEs at grade A-C or equivalent), good keyboard and layout skills, and an ability to use own initiative. The successful candidate will ideally have experience of working in a similar role, including working with a range of volunteers.
Previous applicants need not apply.
Application packs are available from email@example.com
Closing date: 12 noon Friday 7th June 2013
Interview date: Friday 28th June 2013
Lindisfarne Gospels Choir: The Winged Ox MP3
You can download an MP3 of The Winged Ox, a choral composition written to celebrate the arrival of the Lindisfarne gospels to Durham Cathedral this summer. The piece depicts one of the 4 winged animals which represent each of the Evangelists. These are gloriously illuminated on the title pages to each of the Gospels: Ox for St Luke, Lion for St Mark, Man for St Matthew and Eagle for St John. The origin of the 4 animals symbolically representing each Evangelists are lost in the medieval mists of time, but are believed ot go back to just before St Cuthbert's era. It is generally acknowledged that the Ox stands for strength, service and sacrifice as depicted in St Luke's Gospel.
Composed by Mish Kelly, and rendered into the current format by Alison Purvis, the MP3 is designed so that the 3 vocal lines are easily distinguishable. Singers in the Lindisfarne Gospels Choir can pick out the individuals parts. This piece was first performed on Sunday May 12th in the Cathedral as a dry run for the big concert on the 30th June, at 2.00 in the Cloister Garth, celebrating the arrival of the Gospels into Durham the next day.
Employment, work placements and volunteering
Durham Cathedral receives a large number of speculative enquiries from people interested in employment or interested in participating in work placements and internships. Owing to the large number of enquiries we receive, it is no longer possible to reply to each one individually. If such opportunities are of interest, please follow the website where all vacancies are advertised including guidance on the application process.
Anyone interested in volunteering should contact firstname.lastname@example.org