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Everyone experiences happiness, sadness and challenges.

Sharing these issues with someone can be helpful.

Who are Listeners?

We work in partnership with Durham Christian Partnership to provide a team of Listeners. The Cathedral Listening Service, though not a counselling service, can offer an opportunity for a welcome listening ear.

Our Listeners are available in the mornings from Monday to Saturday.

They can be found sitting in the Nave near the candles wearing a purple stole type scarf and badge.


Listeners are trained in effective listening skills. All Listeners must complete this training before working with the public.

It also helps if volunteers have experience in stewarding in the Cathedral.


You may find our pastoral care and How to pray pages useful.

For more information about this ministry, please email