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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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OmniCom: investing in the future of the past

OmniCom, a leading IT solutions provider for schools and businesses, is one of a growing number of businesses that have pledged their support to Durham Cathedral’s Foundation 2020 campaign, which is due to wrap up in March next year.
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Ken Loach to read at Durham Miners’ Festival Service to mark the DMA’s 150th anniversary year

On Saturday 13 July 2019, the 135th Durham Miners’ Gala will return to Durham City; an annual celebration of the rich mining heritage of North East England and continuing community spirit.
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Trainee vicars undertake marketing and communications work placement

For the last four years two ordinands, who are trainee Church of England priests, have undertaken a week long work placement with the Marketing and Events Team at Durham Cathedral. Their vocational training is at Cranmer Hall, the Theology College at St John’s College, Durham University. 
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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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