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Durham Cathedral strengthens its relationship with National Rail, Bishop Auckland

National Rail, Bishop Auckland has cemented their long-standing relationship with the cathedral by renewing their membership to the Foundation 2020 Club. The cathedral spoke to National Rail Director, Alex Nelson to find out more. 
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Durham Cathedral launches annual Make a Will Month campaign

For the fourth consecutive year, Durham Cathedral are running a Make a Will Month campaign throughout October, to raise awareness of the importance of making a will.
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Durham Cathedral launch Lights of the North appeal with Durham Miners’ Association

Durham Cathedral has teamed up with the Durham Miners’ Association (DMA) to launch the Lights of the North appeal; a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the DMA, and the people and communities of the Durham Coalfield, past and present.
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International firm, Oberlin Filter, get behind Foundation 2020

Oberlin Filter Ltd operates across Europe and North America to ‘make filtration systems that really work’ for a worldwide audience. Jaine Whitty of Oberlin Filter, explains: “Oberlin Filter Ltd decided to become 2020 Club members to support a very important part of County Durham and the North East’s History.
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Handelsbanken Durham join Durham Cathedral’s 2020 club

Handelsbanken are the latest recruits to join Durham Cathedral’s 2020 Club in support of their Foundation 2020 campaign, which aims to build a £10 million endowment fund by March next year. The funds raised will go towards covering the cost of the annual routine maintenance and repair work of the cathedral’s buildings. This cost is currently calculated to be £3 every minute! 
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Durham Cathedral bid farewell to Sub-Organist and members of Durham Cathedral Choir at special evensong service

Yesterday the choir year came to an end, with a special evensong service in Durham Cathedral. The service saw the ‘dismissal’ of Francesca Massey as Sub-Organist at Durham Cathedral, as well as Lay-Clerk Philippe Durrant and a number of Choral Scholars and Choristers from the choir.
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Durham Cathedral achieves County Durham volunteering award

Durham Cathedral, a building steeped in history and Norman grandeur, has been awarded the County Durham Volunteering Kite Mark, in recognition of the quality of its volunteering programme. 
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OmniCom: investing in the future of the past

OmniCom, a leading IT solutions provider for schools and businesses, is one of a growing number of businesses that have pledged their support to Durham Cathedral’s Foundation 2020 campaign, which is due to wrap up in March next year.
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Ken Loach to read at Durham Miners’ Festival Service to mark the DMA’s 150th anniversary year

On Saturday 13 July 2019, the 135th Durham Miners’ Gala will return to Durham City; an annual celebration of the rich mining heritage of North East England and continuing community spirit.
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Trainee vicars undertake marketing and communications work placement

For the last four years two ordinands, who are trainee Church of England priests, have undertaken a week long work placement with the Marketing and Events Team at Durham Cathedral. Their vocational training is at Cranmer Hall, the Theology College at St John’s College, Durham University. 
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Lost manuscript discovered among Durham Cathedral archives

An exciting discovery, of a ‘lost’ text by 17th century writer Alice Thornton, has been made at Durham Cathedral.
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New Sub-Organist appointed at Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral is pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph Beech as Sub-Organist, starting in September 2019.  
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Steadfast Group help secure Durham Cathedral’s future by joining Foundation 2020

North East security solutions firm, The Steadfast Group, have recently joined Durham Cathedral’s 2020 Club.  The Steadfast Group have provided their customers with peace of mind through professional and precise security solutions, systems and services for the past 25 years.
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The Vikings of Northumbria set to invade Open Treasure on 11 June 2019

On 11 June 2019, 10am, Durham Cathedral’s multi award-winning museum experience, Open Treasure, will experience a Norse invasion, as the history of North East England is traced back to The Vikings in Northumbria.
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Durham business community continue their support of Foundation 2020

Since the launch of Foundation 2020 at Durham Cathedral in March 2018, over 40 businesses from across the region have pledged their support to the campaign by becoming 2020 Club members. For an annual donation of £250 businesses can join the club, associate their brand with the cathedral and receive exclusive benefits for their support. Thanks to pound for pound match funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, everything donated in 2018 has been doubled making the support of local businesses go further.
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First look at the results of the repair work to Durham Cathedral’s central tower, ahead of its Saturday reopening

Tomorrow is the day that everyone has been waiting for. At 10am on 1 June, the doors of Durham Cathedral central tower finally reopen to the public, sponsored by Baldwin’s Accountants, bringing the lengthy three-year conservation programme to a close.
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Durham Cathedral is supporting Durham Pride 2019

Durham Cathedral is taking part in Durham Pride parade, which takes place on Sunday 26th May at 12.30pm.   This is the first time it has done so affirming the Church of England’s recognition of the place of all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people in the life of the Church.  This supports the Archbishop of Canterbury’s call for a radical Christian inclusion of LGBT people in the Church’s witness.
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It takes two to...support Foundation 2020

Tango and House of Gentlemen are the latest businesses to sign up to Durham Cathedral’s 2020 Club in support of Foundation 2020. 
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Greystone Legal supports Durham Cathedral's 2020 Cub

Durham Cathedral is pleased to welcome Greystone Legal to the growing community that is our 2020 Club. Greystone Legal, founded and run by Paul Humble and Ben Healey, operate out of County Durham and cover the whole of Northern England. They provide high levels of support to businesses with expert legal services and innovative legal advice in employment and commercial law.
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Durham Cathedral’s Illumination Window to be formally dedicated to Sara Pilkington on Saturday 11 May

Tomorrow the Illumination Window is to be formally dedicated at a service at Durham Cathedral to Durham University student, Sara Aeron Florence Pilkington, who sadly passed away from a cardiac-related condition in 2012.
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Durham Cathedral’s central tower to reopen to the public from 1 June 2019

It won’t be long before the skyline of Durham is restored to its former glory, as the conservation work on Durham Cathedral’s central tower draws to a close.  It will be open to the public once again from Saturday 1 June 2019.   
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Baldwins Accountants announced as the headline sponsor for central tower reopening

Durham Cathedral are proud to announce that the official sponsor for the reopening of the tower on Saturday 1 June 2019 are Baldwins Accountants.
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Treasures of Durham Cathedral Library events bring the art of language to life

Durham Cathedral’s Refectory Library, a space usually closed to visitors, is preparing to open its doors for two very special Treasures of Durham Cathedral Library events on 8 May and 15 June.
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Success as CEO Sleepout at Durham Cathedral raises awareness of homelessness in the North East

Last night, business leaders from across the North East got a glimpse into the lives of the homeless, as they slept rough in the Durham Cathedral Cloisters. With sponsorship still coming in, the team are on track to exceed last year’s target of £24,000 for charities fighting homelessness in our region.
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Prepare to spot the iconic location of Durham Cathedral in Avengers: Endgame

The wait is finally over! Avengers: Endgame, the fourth film in the Avengers saga has been released today.  If the release of the film wasn’t exciting enough, eagle-eyed viewers will for the first time get the chance to spot some of Durham Cathedral’s great Norman architecture in the film.
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New window in memory of Durham University student is unveiled at Durham Cathedral

The Illumination Window, Durham Cathedral’s newest feature, was revealed yesterday in memory of Durham University student Sara Pilkington. Having been cladded in scaffolding since mid-March, the public have for the first time been able to see the full extent of the window, which was specially created by Chichester based glass artist Mel Howse to serve as an enduring memorial to Sara. A student in her final year at Collingwood College, Sara passed away suddenly in 2012.  
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Durham Cathedral Choir prepares for upcoming St. John Passion Concert

Durham Cathedral Choir are busy with final rehearsals, ahead of their performance of J.S Bach’s St. John Passion which is taking place at the cathedral on Palm Sunday, 14 April at 7pm.
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Sarah formally welcomed as Bishop of Jarrow

Durham Diocese’s first Female Bishop, The Rt Revd Sarah Clark has been formally welcomed to the Diocese as Bishop of Jarrow at a service in Durham Cathedral on Sunday 7th April in Durham Cathedral.
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Durham Cathedral welcomes the Venerable Michael Everitt as new Canon Pastor

Durham Cathedral is pleased to announce the appointment of the Venerable Michael Everitt as a Residentiary Canon and Canon Pastor at Durham Cathedral, sitting on the Cathedral’s Chapter.
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Durham Cathedral bids farewell to Chapter member Ivor Stolliday

Change will be coming to the Chapter of Durham Cathedral, the cathedral's governing body, as Ivor Stolliday’s term as Lay Canon and member of Chapter comes to an end.
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