Durham Christian Partnership trains and oversees a team of Listeners who are in the Cathedral most weekday mornings, available for anyone who wants to talk to someone.

Very often this involves being a friendly ear to listen to someone who is lonely or wants to share a concern or who wants someone to pray with; occasionally it involves referring the person to the chaplain or to an agency which can provide specialist support.

Listeners, who share the Christian faith that underpins the Cathedral's ministry, are trained in listening skills but not in pastoral counselling. It is a requirement of being selected as a Listener that this training has been completed successfully.

For more information about this ministry, please contact Christine Knowles on 0756 809 8833 office@durhamcp.org.uk