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New date for North East Culture Awards after Coronavirus postponement

A new date has been set for the Journal’s Culture Awards, after the original event was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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Holy Week message from the Dean of Durham

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I bring you greetings from Durham Cathedral, the Shrine of St Cuthbert and the seat of the Bishop of Durham.
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Church is changing: Durham Cathedral announces digital Easter plans

The doors may be closed, but Durham Cathedral’s commitment to public engagement and support continues.
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Bishops pilgrimage walks postponed

Four inaugural Pilgrimage Routes walks by the Bishop of Durham have had to be cancelled due to the current corona virus pandemic. 
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Church is changing at Durham Cathedral

Due to the current situation with the coronavirus pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to suspend all public services and events. This is following guidance from the Archbishop of Canterbury and York and includes all tours, our Open Treasure museum and the central tower.  
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Lighting the way for Durham’s pilgrims

From the evening of 20 March, the interior of the 12th-century Galilee Chapel at Durham Cathedral will be transformed with a dazzling light installation by the world-renowned artist, Chris Levine. The installation is the latest in a series of ambitious artistic installations to mark 2020 – Durham’s Year of Pilgrimage, bringing the launch of the Northern Saints Trails – in recognition of the cathedral’s continuing role as a place of veneration and pilgrimage for visitors from all over the globe.   
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Museum of the Moon to land at Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral is excited to announce an exciting new contemporary art programme, as part of Durham’s Year of Pilgrimage for 2020. The first installation to be announced is the ever-popular touring artwork, #MuseumofTheMoon, by UK artist Luke Jerram.
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Durham Cathedral’s new glazed lobbies are revealed as north and south doors reopen to the public

After a lengthy period of construction work to erect new internal lobbies, Durham Cathedral’s north and south doors have reopened to the public.
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Durham Cathedral to host the Gazette and Journal Culture Awards 2020

On May 14, Durham Cathedral will host the 14th edition of the Culture Awards, recognising those who made a significant contribution during 2019 in a range of categories are eligible for nomination.
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Accountancy firm, MHA Tait Walker, welcomed into the cathedral’s Foundation 2020 club in style, with special access tour

As a way of saying thank you for becoming Foundation 2020 corporate partners, Paul Shields, partner at the Durham office of MHA Tait Walker, was last week taken on a special upper levels tour of Durham Cathedral.
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Local schoolchildren gather at Durham Cathedral to hear the harrowing testimony of Holocaust survivor on Holocaust Memorial Day

Today at Durham Cathedral, Hungarian Holocaust survivor, Tomi Komoly, 83, addressed over 200 secondary school children from the region to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
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Contemporary composer Will Todd to join college choirs of Durham University for special cathedral evensong

Internationally renowned composer, Will Todd, will speak at a special cathedral evensong service sung by the Durham Cathedral Choir and the college choirs of Durham University on Sunday 26 January, 3.30pm. The service will build upon the special and longstanding relationship between Durham University and Durham Cathedral.
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Syrian refugee lights cathedral Christmas tree during special Follow the Star service

Yesterday the lights on the 25ft Norwegian Spruce Christmas Tree were turned on by a Syrian child refugee during a special #FollowTheStar Evensong service, igniting hope for all those in need at Christmas time. The child was entrusted with the pecial honour of lighting the tree, which was kindly donated by local waste management company Ward Brothers, as their siblings and parents proudly looked on.
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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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