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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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Durham Cathedral to allow visitor photography

Durham Cathedral is delighted to announce that as of Friday 8 March 2019, photography for personal use will be permitted inside the Cathedral.
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Sarah Clark Consecrated as Bishop of Jarrow

The Venerable Sarah Clark has been consecrated as the suffragan Bishop of Jarrow in a double consecration service conducted by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu in York Minster today.
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Fire&Ice InDurham returns with two iconic sculptures gracing the grounds of Durham Cathedral

22-23 February 2019, sees the return of Fire&Ice InDurham, a free event organised by Durham Business Improvement District (BID), which turns the city’s hottest attractions into an exploration trail for residents and visitors alike
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Moody Logistics joins Durham Cathedral’s 2020 Club

Moody Logistics and Storage, a family owned company based in Cramlington, are one of the latest businesses to lend their support to Durham Cathedral’s 2020 Club. They join a group of businesses committed to supporting Foundation 2020, Durham Cathedral’s campaign to create an endowment fund to ensure the ongoing conservation of the UNESCO World Heritage site monument.
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Participants in this year’s CEO Sleepout gather to discuss why they have pledged to fight against the growing problem of homelessness in the North East

Yesterday afternoon, the cloisters of Durham Cathedral were bustling with enthusiastic CEOs from across the county, who have pledged to forgo their home comforts and sleep outside in the cathedral cloisters on 30 April 2019. The reason for this? To raise vital funds for local charities who fight tirelessly to help the region's homeless community, through the CEO Sleepout initiative.
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February brings a flourish of feasting with new Open Treasure exhibition at Durham Cathedral

Open Treasure, Durham Cathedral’s multi-award winning museum experience is soon to receive a culinary injection with the opening of the new temporary exhibition Feasting and Fasting: The Great Kitchen at Durham Cathedral. Opening on 11 February and running until 1 June 2019, the collection celebrates the rich history of the medieval Great Kitchen at Durham Cathedral. 
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Holocaust survivor, Eva Clarke, to speak at Durham Cathedral to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Each year Durham Cathedral welcomes a guest speaker from the Holocaust Educational Trust to mark the annual Holocaust Memorial Day and this year, Eva Clarke, who was born in Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria in 1945, will be welcomed back to the cathedral to share her harrowing testimony.
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New Lay Canon to join Durham Cathedral’s governing body

Durham Cathedral is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Thurston as the Cathedral’s newest member of Chapter, the Cathedral’s governing body.
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Durham Cathedral announces new parent and toddler forest school

On 18 January, Durham Cathedral will be launching parent and toddler forest school sessions, inviting youngsters to explore the 7.4 hectare Durham woodlands and riverbanks that surround the Cathedral.
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Durham Cathedral bids farewell to the Venerable Ian Jagger

The Right Reverend Paul Butler, Bishop Paul and The Very Reverend Andrew Tremlett Dean of Durham are sad to announce that Venerable Ian Jagger, Archdeacon of Durham and Residentiary Canon of Durham Cathedral, has decided to step down from his role.
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The Venerable Sarah Clark Announced as Bishop of Jarrow Designate

The announcement made by Downing Street this morning confirms that the next Bishop of Jarrow Designate is The Venerable Canon Sarah Clark.
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Sudanese refugee entrusted with the special honour of lighting Durham Cathedral’s Christmas tree

Dud, a Sudanese child refugee, had the special privilege of illuminating the 25 ft Norwegian Spruce Christmas tree, which adorns the North Transept of Durham Cathedral during yesterday’s Lighting of the Tree and Blessing of the Crib service.
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Join Durham Cathedral to celebrate a Night of Stars this Christmas

On Friday 21 December Durham Cathedral will undergo a spectacular transformation as the North Transept will be adorned with stars in a Son et Lumiere type display to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.
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CEO’s from across the County gear up to brave the cold once more for charity

For the third consecutive year, Chief Executive Officers from across County Durham are gearing up to make the historic Cloisters of Durham Cathedral their home for the night on 30 April 2019, all in the name of charity. 
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