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“If you’ve never been to Durham Cathedral, go there at once. Take my car. It’s wonderful.”


- author Bill Bryson

What fundraising achieves

Our fundraisers help us:

  • Be a haven for all to enjoy and experience.
  • Extend a welcome to all who come to celebrate and grow their faith.
  • Be a major visitor destination in Durham and the north east.
  • Provide wonderful learning and educational sources for children, young people and adults.
  • Look after amazing collections and make them accessible to audiences of all ages through Open Treasure.
  • Host world class exhibitions and special events throughout the year.


Fundraising ideas

  • Pudding club
  • Festival of fish
  • Mobility scooter ride
  • Potato race
  • Cyclothon

Check out all the top 25 fundraising ideas in this Church Times article

Have another idea?

Please get in contact! Simply call our Development Department on 0191 375 5256 or email


Durham City Run

Every year we have a limited number of charity places available for the 5km and 10km races.

When: July
Where: Durham City
Distance: 5K or 10K
Registration fee: free
Sponsorship target: £150

Want to run for Team Durham Cathedral?

That’s great! Please return this expression of interest form to or by post to:

Development Office
Durham Cathedral
The College
Durham DH1 3EH

Once registered, we will send you information about how to set up your fundraising page.

Already have a place in the Durham City Run?

Congratulations! If you’d like to raise money for us, we would love to hear from you.