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Durham Cathedral is a Christian Church of the Anglican Communion and the seat of the Bishop of Durham.

Our foundations were laid in 1093. Nearly one thousand years later we continue as a living place of worship, welcome and hospitality.

What we do

Worship and Spirituality

We worship God through daily prayer and praise, and celebrate the contributions of music and art to the spiritual life of the Cathedral.

Welcome and Care

We welcome all who cross our threshold and express Christian care in all aspects of our life as a community.

Learning, Nurture and Formation

We help people to encounter God and grow in faith and discipleship by offering opportunities for dialogue, learning and research.

Outreach and Engagement

We work in active partnerships for the good of the Diocese and the communities of North East England and to contribute to Durham's flourishing and significance.

Buildings, Treasures and Environment

We conserve, develop and interpret our buildings, environment and historic collections, while respecting the Church as a place of prayer.

Finance and Stewardship

We steward our resources prudently, generously and ethically to sustain our activities and provide extensive public benefit.