Come to a service

Everyone’s welcome to join us at the cathedral or online for a service. Find out more about Durham Cathedral’s services and what to expect when you attend.

About Durham Cathedral's services of worship

Our regular services are dignified but warm, following set patterns laid out by the Church of England. We follow a daily rhythm of Morning and Evening Prayer, with a celebration of the Eucharist or Holy Communion every day. The evening services and several of the services on Sunday are sung by Durham Cathedral Choir, a choir of adults and children.

Usual service times

Sometimes service times change due to other events taking place at the cathedral. Please check our calendar for details of upcoming services information.

Monday to Saturday

8.30am Morning Prayer

12.30pm Holy Communion

5.30pm Evening Prayer or Evensong

8.45pm Compline (this online-only service takes place on Mondays only)


8am Holy Communion

10am Sung Eucharist (and Junior Church in the Chapter House)

11am Refreshments in the Galilee Chapel

11.30am Matins

3.30pm Evensong or Evening Prayer

Do I need to book to attend a service?

You don’t need to book a place for our usual daily services.

Upcoming services

Morning Prayer

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

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Holy Communion

12:30pm to 1:00pm

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5:30pm to 6:15pm The Nave

sung by Durham and Lincoln Cathedral Choirs
Psalms 60, 61
Stanford in A
Let all mortal flesh keep silence Bairstow

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