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Charity ambassador takes on ultramarathon pilgrimage, ending in Durham Cathedral on St Cuthbert’s Day

On Wednesday 20 March 2019, Dr Mark Calder finished the 3rd ultramarathon of his year-long 14 ultramarathon pilgrimage challenge, raising vital funds for Embrace the Middle East; a charity which provides support to Iraqi refugees so that they can begin to rebuild their hometowns in the aftermath of war. 
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Durham Family Chiropractic support Durham Cathedral’s 2020 Club

Durham City-based firm Durham Family Chiropractic are one of 31 North East businesses to support Durham Cathedral’s 2020 Club. In doing so, they are actively contributing towards Durham Cathedral’s campaign to create an endowment fund. The Foundation 2020 fund aims to ensure the annual repair and maintenance of the great Norman Cathedral.
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Annual St Cuthbert festivities are upon us at Durham Cathedral

For centuries, the city of Durham has been marking the pilgrimage undertaken by the monks of Lindisfarne and the subsequent arrival of the relics and body of St Cuthbert to Durham in 995AD; and 2019 is no exception. The annual feast day of the North of England’s much-loved saint is upon us; with a rich programme of special services and events running between Wednesday 20 March and Saturday 23 March, offering a variety of ways to celebrate the patron saint of northern England. 
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The Carpenter's House joins Durham Cathedral’s 2020 Club

The Carpenter's House, a local carpentry firm based in Coxhoe, are one of the latest businesses to support Durham Cathedral’s 2020 Club. They join a group of 31 businesses committed to supporting Foundation 2020, Durham Cathedral’s campaign to create an endowment fund to ensure the ongoing conservation of its buildings, the oldest of which date from 1093.
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Cathedral and Diocese bid fond farewell to Ian & Ruth Jagger

Hundreds of well-wishers gathered in Durham Cathedral on Sunday 3rd March to bid a fond farewell to the Venerable Ian Jagger and his Wife Ruth on their retirement.
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Durham Cathedral to allow visitor photography

Durham Cathedral is delighted to announce that as of Friday 8 March 2019, photography for personal use will be permitted inside the Cathedral.
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Sarah Clark Consecrated as Bishop of Jarrow

The Venerable Sarah Clark has been consecrated as the suffragan Bishop of Jarrow in a double consecration service conducted by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu in York Minster today.
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Fire&Ice InDurham returns with two iconic sculptures gracing the grounds of Durham Cathedral

22-23 February 2019, sees the return of Fire&Ice InDurham, a free event organised by Durham Business Improvement District (BID), which turns the city’s hottest attractions into an exploration trail for residents and visitors alike
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Moody Logistics joins Durham Cathedral’s 2020 Club

Moody Logistics and Storage, a family owned company based in Cramlington, are one of the latest businesses to lend their support to Durham Cathedral’s 2020 Club. They join a group of businesses committed to supporting Foundation 2020, Durham Cathedral’s campaign to create an endowment fund to ensure the ongoing conservation of the UNESCO World Heritage site monument.
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Participants in this year’s CEO Sleepout gather to discuss why they have pledged to fight against the growing problem of homelessness in the North East

Yesterday afternoon, the cloisters of Durham Cathedral were bustling with enthusiastic CEOs from across the county, who have pledged to forgo their home comforts and sleep outside in the cathedral cloisters on 30 April 2019. The reason for this? To raise vital funds for local charities who fight tirelessly to help the region's homeless community, through the CEO Sleepout initiative.
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February brings a flourish of feasting with new Open Treasure exhibition at Durham Cathedral

Open Treasure, Durham Cathedral’s multi-award winning museum experience is soon to receive a culinary injection with the opening of the new temporary exhibition Feasting and Fasting: The Great Kitchen at Durham Cathedral. Opening on 11 February and running until 1 June 2019, the collection celebrates the rich history of the medieval Great Kitchen at Durham Cathedral. 
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Holocaust survivor, Eva Clarke, to speak at Durham Cathedral to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Each year Durham Cathedral welcomes a guest speaker from the Holocaust Educational Trust to mark the annual Holocaust Memorial Day and this year, Eva Clarke, who was born in Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria in 1945, will be welcomed back to the cathedral to share her harrowing testimony.
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New Lay Canon to join Durham Cathedral’s governing body

Durham Cathedral is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Thurston as the Cathedral’s newest member of Chapter, the Cathedral’s governing body.
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Durham Cathedral announces new parent and toddler forest school

On 18 January, Durham Cathedral will be launching parent and toddler forest school sessions, inviting youngsters to explore the 7.4 hectare Durham woodlands and riverbanks that surround the Cathedral.
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Durham Cathedral bids farewell to the Venerable Ian Jagger

The Right Reverend Paul Butler, Bishop Paul and The Very Reverend Andrew Tremlett Dean of Durham are sad to announce that Venerable Ian Jagger, Archdeacon of Durham and Residentiary Canon of Durham Cathedral, has decided to step down from his role.
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The Venerable Sarah Clark Announced as Bishop of Jarrow Designate

The announcement made by Downing Street this morning confirms that the next Bishop of Jarrow Designate is The Venerable Canon Sarah Clark.
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Sudanese refugee entrusted with the special honour of lighting Durham Cathedral’s Christmas tree

Dud, a Sudanese child refugee, had the special privilege of illuminating the 25 ft Norwegian Spruce Christmas tree, which adorns the North Transept of Durham Cathedral during yesterday’s Lighting of the Tree and Blessing of the Crib service.
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Join Durham Cathedral to celebrate a Night of Stars this Christmas

On Friday 21 December Durham Cathedral will undergo a spectacular transformation as the North Transept will be adorned with stars in a Son et Lumiere type display to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.
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CEO’s from across the County gear up to brave the cold once more for charity

For the third consecutive year, Chief Executive Officers from across County Durham are gearing up to make the historic Cloisters of Durham Cathedral their home for the night on 30 April 2019, all in the name of charity. 
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Carols, Choirs and Christmas Cheer at Durham Cathedral

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. So whether you are local or are visiting the area, everyone is welcome to join the Cathedral in celebrating the birth of Christ with over 33 special occasions to get involved in.
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Durham Cathedral joins #GivingTuesday 2018 by launching its Christmas Wishes Appeal

From 30 November, Durham Cathedral will warmly welcome members of the public to come and celebrate Christmas by adding a personalised wish to a newly installed eco-friendly Christmas tree at the West End of the Cathedral. 
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Durham Cathedral says Thanks To You by offering free Open Treasure entry to lottery ticket holders

Durham Cathedral is to offer visitors free entry to its Open Treasure exhibition between 30 November and 7 December. This exclusive offer is available as part of the national #ThanksToYou campaign which aims to thank those who have raised money for good causes by buying a lottery ticket.
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Music Outreach Celebration a harmonious success

Today Durham Cathedral welcomed over 250 children from primary schools across the Sunderland region as part of the Cathedral’s triannual Music Outreach Celebration.
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Durham Cathedral’s governing body on the lookout for new lay member to further its mission of financial sustainability

The north east landmark, situated in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, is advertising for a new Chapter Member who will also be appointed an honorary Canon to join the Cathedral’s governing body.
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Durham Cathedral’s Central Tower unwrapping

Durham Cathedral begins the mammoth task of unwrapping the Central Tower on 4 December, following the £1.9 million restoration work which has been underway since November 2015.
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Durham Cathedral celebrates a triple win at the County Durham Environment Awards

On Thursday the annual County Durham Environment Awards took place at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Durham and Open Treasure at Durham Cathedral came out on top, securing three awards, including one that celebrates its international significance.
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The skill of Cathedral craftsmen recognised by the guild of Durham City Freeman

Three of Durham Cathedral’s craftsmen have had their skill and work ethic recognised by the guild of Durham City Freeman, and are to be sworn in as Freemen of the City and members of their respective trade companies on 12 November 2018, at Durham Town and Guild Hall.
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Durham Cathedral to showcase its Refectory Library art treasures at exclusive event

The Cathedral will open the doors to the Refectory Library, an area normally closed to the public, to showcase the Treasures of Durham Cathedral Library, with a particular focus on the Cathedral’s extensive art collections, on 17 November.
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Durham Cathedral to commemorate the centenary of the armistice with programme of remembrance services and events

To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, Durham Cathedral is rolling out a full programme of remembrance services and events to ensure that the memory of those who gave their life for their country, lives on in the local community. 
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Handel’s Messiah to be performed by Durham Cathedral Choir as part of their special Advent programme

On Saturday, 15 December, at 7.30pm, Durham Cathedral Choir, led by Daniel Cook, Master of the Choristers and Organist of the Cathedral, will join with the Avison Ensemble for a festive period performance of Handel’s famous oratorio, The Messiah. 
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