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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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Durham Cathedral to reopen for private prayer and reflection on 22 June

Durham Cathedral is pleased to announce that from 10am on 22 June the cathedral will reopen for private prayer and quiet reflection. 
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Remember Me: An online national Book of Remembrance is now open

St Paul's Cathedral is hosting an online national Book of Remembrance to honour loved ones lost as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK.
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Durham Cathedral busy making church Covid-19 safe in readiness for reopening

Durham Cathedral welcomes the recent government guidance, in bringing forward the potential for places of worship to reopen for private prayer from 15 June if they are able to do so. 
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Live streaming of regular services resume from inside Durham Cathedral

As of this week, Durham Cathedral clergy will begin to live stream regular services from inside the cathedral alongside continuing to do so from their homes. This decision was made following the outcome of the Zoom meeting held on 5 May, attended by of all Church of England Bishops, and on the specific direction of the Bishop of Durham, Paul Butler.
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Family share memories of sibling remembered in WW2 Book of Remembrance at Durham Cathedral as VE Day approaches

If you walk through the DLI Chapel at Durham Cathedral, you’ll find the Durham Light Infantry Book of Remembrance. Inside the book, the names of many men who were killed in action during WW2 are inscribed on the pages. One man mentioned is William Green, known to friends and family as Bill, who fought in the Second World War and sadly died in combat on 18 May 1941.
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Durham Cathedral guide in her 90s masters Facebook to embrace online worship

Lilian Groves, 91, senior guide at Durham Cathedral has been a volunteer for 30 years and a regular worshipper for even longer. After learning of the temporary closure of the cathedral and the subsequent suspension of daily worship from inside the church, in line with government advice, and direction by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, Lilian was determined not to miss out, especially when she heard the news that cathedral worship was moving online.
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New date for North East Culture Awards after Coronavirus postponement

A new date has been set for the Journal’s Culture Awards, after the original event was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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Holy Week message from the Dean of Durham

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I bring you greetings from Durham Cathedral, the Shrine of St Cuthbert and the seat of the Bishop of Durham.
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Church is changing: Durham Cathedral announces digital Easter plans

The doors may be closed, but Durham Cathedral’s commitment to public engagement and support continues.
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Bishops pilgrimage walks postponed

Four inaugural Pilgrimage Routes walks by the Bishop of Durham have had to be cancelled due to the current corona virus pandemic. 
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Church is changing at Durham Cathedral

Due to the current situation with the coronavirus pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to suspend all public services and events. This is following guidance from the Archbishop of Canterbury and York and includes all tours, our Open Treasure museum and the central tower.  
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Lighting the way for Durham’s pilgrims

From the evening of 20 March, the interior of the 12th-century Galilee Chapel at Durham Cathedral will be transformed with a dazzling light installation by the world-renowned artist, Chris Levine. The installation is the latest in a series of ambitious artistic installations to mark 2020 – Durham’s Year of Pilgrimage, bringing the launch of the Northern Saints Trails – in recognition of the cathedral’s continuing role as a place of veneration and pilgrimage for visitors from all over the globe.   
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Museum of the Moon to land at Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral is excited to announce an exciting new contemporary art programme, as part of Durham’s Year of Pilgrimage for 2020. The first installation to be announced is the ever-popular touring artwork, #MuseumofTheMoon, by UK artist Luke Jerram.
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Durham Cathedral’s new glazed lobbies are revealed as north and south doors reopen to the public

After a lengthy period of construction work to erect new internal lobbies, Durham Cathedral’s north and south doors have reopened to the public.
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Durham Cathedral to host the Gazette and Journal Culture Awards 2020

On May 14, Durham Cathedral will host the 14th edition of the Culture Awards, recognising those who made a significant contribution during 2019 in a range of categories are eligible for nomination.
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Accountancy firm, MHA Tait Walker, welcomed into the cathedral’s Foundation 2020 club in style, with special access tour

As a way of saying thank you for becoming Foundation 2020 corporate partners, Paul Shields, partner at the Durham office of MHA Tait Walker, was last week taken on a special upper levels tour of Durham Cathedral.
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Local schoolchildren gather at Durham Cathedral to hear the harrowing testimony of Holocaust survivor on Holocaust Memorial Day

Today at Durham Cathedral, Hungarian Holocaust survivor, Tomi Komoly, 83, addressed over 200 secondary school children from the region to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
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Contemporary composer Will Todd to join college choirs of Durham University for special cathedral evensong

Internationally renowned composer, Will Todd, will speak at a special cathedral evensong service sung by the Durham Cathedral Choir and the college choirs of Durham University on Sunday 26 January, 3.30pm. The service will build upon the special and longstanding relationship between Durham University and Durham Cathedral.
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Syrian refugee lights cathedral Christmas tree during special Follow the Star service

Yesterday the lights on the 25ft Norwegian Spruce Christmas Tree were turned on by a Syrian child refugee during a special #FollowTheStar Evensong service, igniting hope for all those in need at Christmas time. The child was entrusted with the pecial honour of lighting the tree, which was kindly donated by local waste management company Ward Brothers, as their siblings and parents proudly looked on.
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Revd Canon Sophie Jelley announced as the next Bishop of Doncaster

Revd Canon Sophie Jelley is to become the next Bishop of Doncaster designate in the Diocese of Sheffield, Downing Street has announced today.
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A cathedral Christmas to remember

Durham Cathedral is delighted to announce its programme of Christmas services and events. With a jam packed calendar, there really is something for everyone to enjoy over the festive period, in celebration of the birth of Christ.
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Sunderland primary school children team up with Durham Cathedral Choristers for musical celebration

Durham Cathedral welcomed over 250 children from eight different Sunderland primary schools yesterday as part of the cathedral’s triannual Music Outreach Celebration.
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Open Treasure to introduce new curator-led guided tours for visitors

Open Treasure, Durham Cathedral’s museum, is to offer curator-led guided tours for the first time this winter.
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Durham’s mining community is celebrated at moving Lights of the North cathedral service

On Wednesday evening, members of the Durham mining community congregated at Durham Cathedral to remember and celebrate the men and women of the Durham Coalfield as the enduring Lights of the North.
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Durham Cathedral to thank visitors by offering free Open Treasure entry to lottery ticket and scratch card holders

To mark the 25th birthday of the National Lottery, Durham Cathedral will be offering visitors who present a valid National Lottery ticket or scratch card free entry into its award-winning museum, Open Treasure. The offer is valid from Saturday 23 November to Sunday 1 December.
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