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Lost manuscript discovered among Durham Cathedral archives

An exciting discovery, of a ‘lost’ text by 17th century writer Alice Thornton, has been made at Durham Cathedral.
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New Sub-Organist appointed at Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral is pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph Beech as Sub-Organist, starting in September 2019.  
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Steadfast Group help secure Durham Cathedral’s future by joining Foundation 2020

North East security solutions firm, The Steadfast Group, have recently joined Durham Cathedral’s 2020 Club.  The Steadfast Group have provided their customers with peace of mind through professional and precise security solutions, systems and services for the past 25 years.
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The Vikings of Northumbria set to invade Open Treasure on 11 June 2019

On 11 June 2019, 10am, Durham Cathedral’s multi award-winning museum experience, Open Treasure, will experience a Norse invasion, as the history of North East England is traced back to The Vikings in Northumbria.
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Durham business community continue their support of Foundation 2020

Since the launch of Foundation 2020 at Durham Cathedral in March 2018, over 40 businesses from across the region have pledged their support to the campaign by becoming 2020 Club members. For an annual donation of £250 businesses can join the club, associate their brand with the cathedral and receive exclusive benefits for their support. Thanks to pound for pound match funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, everything donated in 2018 has been doubled making the support of local businesses go further.
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First look at the results of the repair work to Durham Cathedral’s central tower, ahead of its Saturday reopening

Tomorrow is the day that everyone has been waiting for. At 10am on 1 June, the doors of Durham Cathedral central tower finally reopen to the public, sponsored by Baldwin’s Accountants, bringing the lengthy three-year conservation programme to a close.
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Durham Cathedral is supporting Durham Pride 2019

Durham Cathedral is taking part in Durham Pride parade, which takes place on Sunday 26th May at 12.30pm.   This is the first time it has done so affirming the Church of England’s recognition of the place of all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people in the life of the Church.  This supports the Archbishop of Canterbury’s call for a radical Christian inclusion of LGBT people in the Church’s witness.
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It takes two to...support Foundation 2020

Tango and House of Gentlemen are the latest businesses to sign up to Durham Cathedral’s 2020 Club in support of Foundation 2020. 
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Greystone Legal supports Durham Cathedral's 2020 Cub

Durham Cathedral is pleased to welcome Greystone Legal to the growing community that is our 2020 Club. Greystone Legal, founded and run by Paul Humble and Ben Healey, operate out of County Durham and cover the whole of Northern England. They provide high levels of support to businesses with expert legal services and innovative legal advice in employment and commercial law.
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Durham Cathedral’s Illumination Window to be formally dedicated to Sara Pilkington on Saturday 11 May

Tomorrow the Illumination Window is to be formally dedicated at a service at Durham Cathedral to Durham University student, Sara Aeron Florence Pilkington, who sadly passed away from a cardiac-related condition in 2012.
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Durham Cathedral’s central tower to reopen to the public from 1 June 2019

It won’t be long before the skyline of Durham is restored to its former glory, as the conservation work on Durham Cathedral’s central tower draws to a close.  It will be open to the public once again from Saturday 1 June 2019.   
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Baldwins Accountants announced as the headline sponsor for central tower reopening

Durham Cathedral are proud to announce that the official sponsor for the reopening of the tower on Saturday 1 June 2019 are Baldwins Accountants.
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Treasures of Durham Cathedral Library events bring the art of language to life

Durham Cathedral’s Refectory Library, a space usually closed to visitors, is preparing to open its doors for two very special Treasures of Durham Cathedral Library events on 8 May and 15 June.
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Success as CEO Sleepout at Durham Cathedral raises awareness of homelessness in the North East

Last night, business leaders from across the North East got a glimpse into the lives of the homeless, as they slept rough in the Durham Cathedral Cloisters. With sponsorship still coming in, the team are on track to exceed last year’s target of £24,000 for charities fighting homelessness in our region.
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Prepare to spot the iconic location of Durham Cathedral in Avengers: Endgame

The wait is finally over! Avengers: Endgame, the fourth film in the Avengers saga has been released today.  If the release of the film wasn’t exciting enough, eagle-eyed viewers will for the first time get the chance to spot some of Durham Cathedral’s great Norman architecture in the film.
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New window in memory of Durham University student is unveiled at Durham Cathedral

The Illumination Window, Durham Cathedral’s newest feature, was revealed yesterday in memory of Durham University student Sara Pilkington. Having been cladded in scaffolding since mid-March, the public have for the first time been able to see the full extent of the window, which was specially created by Chichester based glass artist Mel Howse to serve as an enduring memorial to Sara. A student in her final year at Collingwood College, Sara passed away suddenly in 2012.  
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Durham Cathedral Choir prepares for upcoming St. John Passion Concert

Durham Cathedral Choir are busy with final rehearsals, ahead of their performance of J.S Bach’s St. John Passion which is taking place at the cathedral on Palm Sunday, 14 April at 7pm.
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Sarah formally welcomed as Bishop of Jarrow

Durham Diocese’s first Female Bishop, The Rt Revd Sarah Clark has been formally welcomed to the Diocese as Bishop of Jarrow at a service in Durham Cathedral on Sunday 7th April in Durham Cathedral.
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Durham Cathedral welcomes the Venerable Michael Everitt as new Canon Pastor

Durham Cathedral is pleased to announce the appointment of the Venerable Michael Everitt as a Residentiary Canon and Canon Pastor at Durham Cathedral, sitting on the Cathedral’s Chapter.
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Durham Cathedral bids farewell to Chapter member Ivor Stolliday

Change will be coming to the Chapter of Durham Cathedral, the cathedral's governing body, as Ivor Stolliday’s term as Lay Canon and member of Chapter comes to an end.
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Thorn Academy of Light support Durham Cathedral’s 2020 Club

Spennymoor based international lighting firm, Thorn Academy of Light, are supporting Durham Cathedral’s 2020 Club along with 30 other businesses from across the region. Thorn, part of the Zumtobel group, are contributing to Foundation 2020, Durham Cathedral’s campaign to create an endowment fund to ensure the annual repair and maintenance of the UNESCO World Heritage Site monument.
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The ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour is coming to Durham Cathedral

On Sunday 7 April, the official ICC Cricket World Cup trophy, driven by Nissan, will arrive at Durham Cathedral, as part of the 100-day official trophy tour across England and Wales.
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Sarah to be welcomed as Bishop of Jarrow

Durham Diocese’s first Female Bishop will be formally welcomed to the Diocese on Sunday 7th April in Durham Cathedral at 3.30pm
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Installation of Durham Cathedral’s newest stained glass window begins

Work has begun on the installation of the ‘Illumination Window’, the newest piece of stained glass to adorn Durham Cathedral. The window is the work of Chichester-based glass artist Mel Howse, who, with over 25 years’ experience of creating cutting edge contemporary architectural glasswork, was commissioned by Durham Cathedral to design a piece that would serve as a memorial to Sara Pilkington.   A Durham University student at Collingwood College, Sara died suddenly of a cardiac related condition in February 2012, leaving her family, friends and university colleagues devastated.
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Improved access to Durham Cathedral on the agenda as lobby works are underway

Visitors to the Cathedral over the last couple of weeks may have noticed temporary hoarding that has been erected outside of both the North and South doors. This hoarding is the start of extensive lobby works, which are due to be completed by June 2019 to improve accessibility to the Cathedral.
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Charity ambassador takes on ultramarathon pilgrimage, ending in Durham Cathedral on St Cuthbert’s Day

On Wednesday 20 March 2019, Dr Mark Calder finished the 3rd ultramarathon of his year-long 14 ultramarathon pilgrimage challenge, raising vital funds for Embrace the Middle East; a charity which provides support to Iraqi refugees so that they can begin to rebuild their hometowns in the aftermath of war. 
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Durham Family Chiropractic support Durham Cathedral’s 2020 Club

Durham City-based firm Durham Family Chiropractic are one of 31 North East businesses to support Durham Cathedral’s 2020 Club. In doing so, they are actively contributing towards Durham Cathedral’s campaign to create an endowment fund. The Foundation 2020 fund aims to ensure the annual repair and maintenance of the great Norman Cathedral.
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Annual St Cuthbert festivities are upon us at Durham Cathedral

For centuries, the city of Durham has been marking the pilgrimage undertaken by the monks of Lindisfarne and the subsequent arrival of the relics and body of St Cuthbert to Durham in 995AD; and 2019 is no exception. The annual feast day of the North of England’s much-loved saint is upon us; with a rich programme of special services and events running between Wednesday 20 March and Saturday 23 March, offering a variety of ways to celebrate the patron saint of northern England. 
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The Carpenter's House joins Durham Cathedral’s 2020 Club

The Carpenter's House, a local carpentry firm based in Coxhoe, are one of the latest businesses to support Durham Cathedral’s 2020 Club. They join a group of 31 businesses committed to supporting Foundation 2020, Durham Cathedral’s campaign to create an endowment fund to ensure the ongoing conservation of its buildings, the oldest of which date from 1093.
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Cathedral and Diocese bid fond farewell to Ian & Ruth Jagger

Hundreds of well-wishers gathered in Durham Cathedral on Sunday 3rd March to bid a fond farewell to the Venerable Ian Jagger and his Wife Ruth on their retirement.
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