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Durham Cathedral mourns the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Durham Cathedral is deeply saddened by the news of the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
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Durham Cathedral awarded over £700k from the Culture Recovery Fund to support reopening 

Durham Cathedral is delighted to announce that it has been awarded £732,800 of grant support from the second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) which is administered by the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) and Historic England to support its reopening. 
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Plans for public worship to resume inside Durham Cathedral from 13 April 

In line with phase 2 of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown, Durham Cathedral is making preparations for daily congregational worship to resume inside the cathedral from 13 April, subject to social distancing and other safety measures. 
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Durham Cathedral appoints a Visitor Experience and Enterprise Director

Durham Cathedral is preparing to reopen to visitors and tourists when Government advises it is safe to do so. The preparations include the appointment of Andrew Usher as the cathedral’s Visitor Experience and Enterprise Director. This new position has been created as part of a major change programme in response to Covid-19 and in compliance with the new legislation governing Church of England cathedrals, which recommends the creation of a senior executive team to be responsible for day-to-day operations.
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Durham Cathedral announce digital celebrations for St Cuthbert’s Day

Durham Cathedral is pleased to announce a series of special services to mark St Cuthbert’s day on 20 March 2021.
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Actor Charlie Hardwick to complement Durham Cathedral’s digital Easter plans 

Actor Charlie Hardwick, is to complement Durham Cathedral’s online Holy Week and Easter plans by recording poetry by Paul Claudel, as part of a performance of Marcel Dupré’s great organ work ‘Le Chemin de la Croix' for Passion Sunday.
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Local Stonemason’s handiwork is blessed before taking pride of place on top of Durham Cathedral

Yesterday a new piece of stonework, handcrafted by in-house cathedral stonemason, Peter Crinnion was blessed with holy water by the Very Reverend Andrew Tremlett, Dean of Durham, in a short online service.
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Durham Cathedral Stonemason receives prestigious Masons' Livery Company award

Durham Cathedral is delighted to announce that Gary Holliday, a Stonemason Supervisor at the cathedral has been awarded the Masons' Livery Company - Journeyman Mason Certificate Award for 2021.
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Durham Cathedral stonemason offered lifeline with heritage trade funding

Peter Crinnion, a Stonemason at Durham Cathedral has been offered a lifeline from the Hamish Ogston Foundation (HOF) who have joined forced with the Cathedrals’ Workshop Fellowship (CWF), to fund twenty-one stonemasonry and joinery trainees at English cathedrals in 2021.
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Durham Cathedral to reduce opening hours and public services due to Coronavirus

Durham Cathedral remains open for private prayer and quiet reflection, but will operate reduced opening hours and in-person services from Wednesday 13 January to reflect the current Coronavirus restrictions in England. 
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Durham Doctor lights Durham Cathedral’s Christmas tree during festive service

Yesterday afternoon Tara Watkiss, a doctor from University Hospital of North Durham switched on the lights of Durham Cathedral’s gigantic Christmas tree during a special festive online service.
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Durham Cathedral and County Durham Community Foundation exceed Comfort and Joy fundraising target

Durham Cathedral and County Durham Community Foundation are delighted to announce that they have raised £2,386 through their joint #ComfortandJoy Christmas appeal, well exceeding the initial target set.
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Durham Cathedral’s Nine Lessons and Carols service to be broadcast to prisons across the country 

Durham Cathedral is to bring festive cheer to those imprisoned this year by sharing a broadcast of their ever-popular Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols to an educational prison TV network, WayOut TV.
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Durham Cathedral and County Durham Community Foundation approach £2000 #ComfortandJoy target

Durham Cathedral and County Durham Community Foundation (CDCF) are close to reaching their fundraising target of £2,000 for their joint Comfort and Joy appeal that launched in November. They are encouraging people to get behind the campaign to send Christmas cards to members of the community to combat loneliness before the appeal closes on Friday 11 December.
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Durham Cathedral to feature in new BBC One Christmas Series

We are delighted to announce that Durham Cathedral will be featured in a new BBC One Documentary series, titled ‘A Very Country Christmas’ which will air over the festive period. 
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Public worship to resume and some facilities to reopen at Durham Cathedral

In line with the latest Government guidance, Durham Cathedral will be reinstating public worship inside the cathedral from Wednesday 2 December, as well as remaining open for those who want to come for private prayer and quiet reflection.
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Durham NHS staff to light Durham Cathedral’s iconic Christmas tree

A doctor and a nurse from University Hospital of North Durham will switch on the lights to Durham Cathedral’s 25ft Norwegian Spruce. 
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The Chorister School and Durham School Announce Plans to Merge

The Governors of Durham School and the Chapter of Durham Cathedral are pleased to announce that Durham School and The Chorister School are planning to merge and operate under one single Foundation, to be known as the Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation.
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Durham Cathedral announce virtual Christmas service plans

Durham Cathedral is excited to announce its digital service schedule for the Advent and Christmas period.
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Durham Cathedral is awarded £1.9m grant funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to aid their recovery

Durham Cathedral is pleased to announce it has been awarded a £1.9 million support grant from the government’s #CultureRecoveryFund (CRF), administered by the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) and Historic England.
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Statement on Durham Cathedral's staff consultation

Covid-19 has created unprecedented and challenging times. A significant number of cathedral staff have been on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which has been invaluable, enabling the cathedral to keep people in employment since March. 
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Durham Cathedral remains open for private prayer and quiet reflection during second national lockdown

During this next phase of national lockdown, Durham Cathedral is to remain open for private prayer and quiet reflection, with daily worship taking place online via its Facebook page.
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Durham Cathedral partner with County Durham Community Foundation to bring comfort and joy with Christmas card appeal

Durham Cathedral and County Durham Community Foundation are coming together to launch ‘Comfort and Joy’, a joint Christmas appeal, giving members of the public an opportunity to reach out to some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.
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We will remember them: The Hero's Poppy and remembrance services this Armistice 

Durham Cathedral has long been the focal point for the region as it gathers annually to commemorate the sacrifice of those who give their lives to establish freedom and peace.  Home to a chapel recalling the service of the Durham Light Infantry, prayers for all affected by war are part of the regular heartbeat of the Cathedral community.
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Durham Cathedral to launch online Community of Prayer

Durham Cathedral is to launch a digital dispersed Community of Prayer on 25 October.
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Durham Cathedral launches brand new virtual education tours

For the first time ever, Durham Cathedral is rolling out their award-winning educational cathedral tours in a digital format.
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Durham Cathedral’s Cloister, restaurant, shop and toilet facilities to reopen

As of Monday 31 August, visitors will once again be able to take in the wonderful sights of the medieval Cloister, a famous Harry Potter filming location, sample some delicious treats from the Undercroft Restaurant and shop until your heart is content in the Cathedral Shop.
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Public worship to resume inside Durham Cathedral from 19 July

Daily congregational worship is to resume inside Durham Cathedral for the first time in nearly four months on 19 July at 9.30am, subject to social distancing and other safety measures. 
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Preparation for reinstating public worship

Responding to the Government announcement that church buildings will be able to reopen for public worship from 4th July, providing physical distancing remains in place, The Very Reverend Andrew Tremlett, Dean of Durham said: “This is welcome news that public worship will once more be allowed...
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Durham Cathedral is blessed by the Dean of Durham ahead of reopening for private prayer this morning

This morning the Very Reverend Dean of Durham, Andrew Tremlett, stood outside of the cathedral’s iconic North Door and blessed the entrance to the church ahead of welcoming members of the public inside for private prayer and quiet reflection on the first day of re-opening.
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