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Morning Prayer

8:30am to 9:00am The Shrine of St Cuthbert

Morning Prayer is a said service with prayers, psalms and bible readings. We pray for God’s blessing for the day ahead, for the world and those in need. The service lasts around 30 minutes.

The World comes to Durham: Museum Exhibition

10:00am to 4:00pm

See fragments of flasks, bottles and jugs from the 1600s, manuscripts and jewellery in the latest collection gallery exhibition. Learn more about the people who travelled to Durham, the items they brought and the journeys they took in the latest collection gallery exhibition.

Geology tour

Various times

See Durham Cathedral in a new light and find out why the cathedral ranks in the top 100 geological sites in the UK. Join our local geology expert and guide at Durham Cathedral, Brian Young, for a unique chance to learn more.

Geology talk


If these stones could talk… Join our local geology expert and guide at Durham Cathedral, Brian Young in this fascinating illustrated talk on the geology of the stones that make up Durham Cathedral.

Holy Communion

12:30pm to 1:00pm

A service of prayers and Bible readings, in which we offer bread and wine to God in thanksgiving for his goodness to us, which we receive back as the body and blood of Christ. The service lasts around 30 minutes.


5:30pm to 6:15pm The Nave

sung by the Lay Clerks and Scholars
Psalms 114, 115
Lassus Magnificat octavi toni
plainsong Nunc dimittis octavi toni
In pace Blitheman

Evensong is a service of bible readings, psalms and prayers. The Choir sing for us accompanied, usually, by organ music. We follow the service using the Book of Common Prayer of 1662 giving thanks for the day that has past. The service lasts around 45 minutes.

Democracy: what future? A discussion with Nick Robinson and Ed Balls


2024 will very likely see a UK general election. There will be a US Presidential election in which Donald Trump could be nominated as the Republican candidate. What is the future of democracy? As we face a tumultuous period in national and global politics, join the Durham Cathedral Institute to discuss these issues with Nick Robinson, one of the country’s leading journalists, and Ed Balls, a former cabinet minister and economist turned commentator and TV presenter.