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Durham Cathedral shines in the BBC's Songs of Praise

08 January 2018

you missed yesterday’s broadcast, take a moment to watch Songs of Praise for Epiphany Sunday. The episode features extensive footage detailing Durham Cathedral's part in the Lumiere Festival, the UK's largest light festival, which welcomed over 240,000 people into Durham in November 2017. You can watch the episode here, which will be available to UK viewers until 6 February.
The episode tells the story of Epiphany through the theme of light. There are excellent interviews with our very own Marie-Therese Mayne (Open Treasure Exhibitions Officer) and Christopher Crabtree (Bell Major), as well as Rachael Phillips (Diocese of Durham) and Tom McLeish (Prof. of Physics, Durham University).
The Very Reverend Andrew Tremlett, Dean of Durham, says, "My thanks and congratulations go to the extended Cathedral community – including our own volunteers, bell-ringers from all over the country and colleagues from Cranmer Hall – who enabled us to engage so positively with the thousands of people who came to Durham. It was genuinely a team effort, and it is heartening to see the mission of the Cathedral being given a wider audience in this way.
"Given the national and international profile of Songs of Praise, it’s hard not to feel extremely proud of being part of such a talented and dedicated team of people, who are enabling us to live out our vision: 'Following the example of Saints Cuthbert and Bede, we share our faith and heritage globally, and empower people to transform the communities in which we live and serve.'"