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Revd Canon Sophie Jelley announced as the next Bishop of Doncaster

Revd Canon Sophie Jelley is to become the next Bishop of Doncaster designate in the Diocese of Sheffield, Downing Street has announced today.
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A cathedral Christmas to remember

Durham Cathedral is delighted to announce its programme of Christmas services and events. With a jam packed calendar, there really is something for everyone to enjoy over the festive period, in celebration of the birth of Christ.
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Sunderland primary school children team up with Durham Cathedral Choristers for musical celebration

Durham Cathedral welcomed over 250 children from eight different Sunderland primary schools yesterday as part of the cathedral’s triannual Music Outreach Celebration.
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Open Treasure to introduce new curator-led guided tours for visitors

Open Treasure, Durham Cathedral’s museum, is to offer curator-led guided tours for the first time this winter.
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Durham’s mining community is celebrated at moving Lights of the North cathedral service

On Wednesday evening, members of the Durham mining community congregated at Durham Cathedral to remember and celebrate the men and women of the Durham Coalfield as the enduring Lights of the North.
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Durham Cathedral to thank visitors by offering free Open Treasure entry to lottery ticket and scratch card holders

To mark the 25th birthday of the National Lottery, Durham Cathedral will be offering visitors who present a valid National Lottery ticket or scratch card free entry into its award-winning museum, Open Treasure. The offer is valid from Saturday 23 November to Sunday 1 December.
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Durham Cathedral stonemason accepted onto Cathedrals’ Workshop Fellowship Programme 

Peter Crinnion, a stonemason at Durham Cathedral, has been accepted onto the highly competitive Cathedrals’ Workshop Fellowship Programme. 
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Durham Cathedral sign Armed Forces Covenant over Remembrance Weekend

On Saturday 9 November, The Very Reverend Andrew Tremlett, Dean of Durham gathered with HM Lord-Lieutenant of County Durham Mrs Sue Snowdon, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Northumberland Her Grace The Duchess of Northumberland, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Tyne & Wear Mrs Susan Winfield and military representatives to sign Durham Cathedral up to the Armed Forces Covenant. 
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Get ready for a resurgence of Lumiere favourites at Durham Cathedral this November

This autumn Artichoke’s Lumiere light festival, which is commissioned by Durham County Council, returns with a packed 10th anniversary edition that has Durham Cathedral gearing up for its starring role.  
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Joining Durham Cathedral’s 2020 club is the latest milestone for Brewin Dolphin

Brewin Dolphin has reached another milestone in its company’s long and rich history by joining Durham Cathedral’s Foundation 2020 Club.
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Durham Cathedral’s Stone Auction raises over £125,000 for cathedral restoration

Durham Cathedral’s inaugural stone auction took place on Saturday 19 October in the historic Chapter House, raising an amazing £62,891 for the cathedral’s Foundation 2020 endowment fund. This amount was then match funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, resulting in a contribution to Foundation 2020 of £125,782. 
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Iconic Durham Cathedral spaces available for commercial hire

When you think about Durham Cathedral, you probably envisage the world famous Romanesque architecture of the church, with its stunning Norman pillars and stretching Nave. Perhaps, it’s the 13th century monastic cloisters that spring to mind, or our World-class exhibition space Open Treasure. However, you would be mistaken if you thought that was all the cathedral had to offer, with many other breath-taking and exclusive spaces available to hire for external use.
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Unique piece of Durham Cathedral takes pride of place at Learning Curve Group HQ

One of the highest stones from Durham Cathedral’s Central Tower has a new home at Learning Curve Group (LCG) in Durham Gate, Spennymoor.
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Durham Cathedral explores the ancient art of map making in Mapping the World exhibition

From 7 October 2019 until 18 January 2020, Durham Cathedral’s multi award-winning museum experience, Open Treasure, will shine a spotlight on the art of cartography, bringing to life the ancient science of map-making in its latest rolling exhibition.
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Jonathan Aitken to preach at Durham Cathedral at service to mark the 200th anniversary of HMP Durham

Jonathan Aitken, former Chief Secretary to the Treasury, and now an Anglican priest, will give an address at a special service at Durham Cathedral to mark HMP Durham’s 200th anniversary. The service, on Wednesday 9 October at 5.15pm, has been organised in partnership with HMP Durham and will focus on the importance of rehabilitation within the criminal justice system. 
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Durham Cathedral Library to showcase a collection of banned books

Durham Cathedral’s Refectory Library is preparing to open its doors on Saturday 12 October for the first of two Treasures of Durham Cathedral Library events, giving visitors the opportunity to explore a specially curated collection of early printed banned books.
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There’s now an official Camino route in County Durham

The walk from Finchale Abbey to Durham Cathedral, and beyond to Escomb Church, south of Bishop Auckland, is now officially recognised as part of the Camino Inglés – the English Way. The walk forges connections between County Durham and the Camino routes in continental Europe leading to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain. 
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£154k raised for Durham Cathedral restoration at Chamber Dinner

Eight hundred North East business leaders celebrated the region’s many achievements in Durham Cathedral last night and raised over £154,000 for the building’s restoration.
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Michael Crawford of Aspect Voice explains why he joined the cathedral’s 2020 Club

Aspect Voice, established in 2003 and based in County Durham, are the latest members of Durham Cathedral’s Foundation 2020 Club. Their contribution to the endowment fund, which aims to raise £10 million, is instrumental to the maintenance and sustainability of one of England’s most prized landmarks.
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This year’s Festival of Remembrance concert to commemorate 75th anniversary of D-Day landings

Durham Cathedral’s annual Festival of Remembrance concert takes place on Saturday 9 November at 7pm. The focus of this year’s concert will be the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings and the decisive action that helped liberate France, Belgium and Holland from Nazi rule and bring WW2 in Europe to an end.
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Friends of Cathedral Music donate £25,000 in support of choristers at Durham Cathedral

Peter Smith, Assistant Grants Secretary from the Friends of Cathedral Music, will formally present a £25,000 cheque in support of chorister bursaries at Eucharist on Sunday 22 September 2019 at 11:15am.
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Durham Cathedral prepares for the installation of the Venerable Michael Everitt

On 22 September, the Venerable Michael Everitt will be formally installed as Canon Pastor at Durham Cathedral during Evensong at 3.30pm.
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Durham Cathedral’s Stone Auction offers public the opportunity to own a piece of history

On Saturday 19 October 2019, Durham Cathedral is hosting an exciting stone auction; offering members of the public the unique opportunity to own a piece of history for themselves. The event, which is the first of its type for the UNESCO World Heritage Site, will see stones taken from the top of the Central Tower during the recent renovation work, available to purchase and take home.
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Durham Cathedral strengthens its relationship with National Rail, Bishop Auckland

National Rail, Bishop Auckland has cemented their long-standing relationship with the cathedral by renewing their membership to the Foundation 2020 Club. The cathedral spoke to National Rail Director, Alex Nelson to find out more. 
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Durham Cathedral launches annual Make a Will Month campaign

For the fourth consecutive year, Durham Cathedral are running a Make a Will Month campaign throughout October, to raise awareness of the importance of making a will.
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Durham Cathedral launch Lights of the North appeal with Durham Miners’ Association

Durham Cathedral has teamed up with the Durham Miners’ Association (DMA) to launch the Lights of the North appeal; a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the DMA, and the people and communities of the Durham Coalfield, past and present.
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International firm, Oberlin Filter, get behind Foundation 2020

Oberlin Filter Ltd operates across Europe and North America to ‘make filtration systems that really work’ for a worldwide audience. Jaine Whitty of Oberlin Filter, explains: “Oberlin Filter Ltd decided to become 2020 Club members to support a very important part of County Durham and the North East’s History.
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Handelsbanken Durham join Durham Cathedral’s 2020 club

Handelsbanken are the latest recruits to join Durham Cathedral’s 2020 Club in support of their Foundation 2020 campaign, which aims to build a £10 million endowment fund by March next year. The funds raised will go towards covering the cost of the annual routine maintenance and repair work of the cathedral’s buildings. This cost is currently calculated to be £3 every minute! 
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Durham Cathedral bid farewell to Sub-Organist and members of Durham Cathedral Choir at special evensong service

Yesterday the choir year came to an end, with a special evensong service in Durham Cathedral. The service saw the ‘dismissal’ of Francesca Massey as Sub-Organist at Durham Cathedral, as well as Lay-Clerk Philippe Durrant and a number of Choral Scholars and Choristers from the choir.
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Durham Cathedral achieves County Durham volunteering award

Durham Cathedral, a building steeped in history and Norman grandeur, has been awarded the County Durham Volunteering Kite Mark, in recognition of the quality of its volunteering programme. 
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