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In line with phase 2 of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown, daily congregational worship has resumed at Durham Cathedral, subject to social distancing and other safety measures. 

The in-person and online service schedule is: 

Sunday services

  • 8.30am Morning Prayer (Book of Common Prayer) - open to the public and online
  • 9.30am Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) - open to the public, not broadcast online. Book to attend
  • 11.30am Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) - open to the public, and online. Book to attend
  • 3.30pm Choral Evensong (Book of Common Prayer) - open to the public and online
 
 

Monday 

  • 8.30am Morning Prayer (Common Worship) - online only
  • 12.30pm Holy Communion - open to the public, not broadcast online
  • 5.15pm Evening Prayer (Book of Common Prayer) - online only

Tuesday to Saturday

  • 8.30am Morning Prayer (Common Worship) - open to the public and online
  • 12.30pm Holy Communion - open to the public, not broadcast online
  • 5.15pm Choral Evensong (Book of Common Prayer) - open to the public and online
 
Please note that due to choir holidays all services will be said until 20 April.

This week's service schedule

Our services sometimes differ from our usual schedule, for instance due to special services. Find out more information about this week's services by downloading this week's schedule.

Older weekly schedules are available further down this page.

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How to take part in services

Our regular daily services are currently open to the public and livestreamed on Durham Cathedral's facebook page.

Watch online
You don't need to have a facebook account to watch our services. If you have a facebook account, like Durham Cathedral's page to be notified when future livestreams begin. Special services are also broadcast on our Youtube channel.

Book a place for Sunday Eucharist services
We recommend you book a free place in advance if you wish to attend Sunday Eucharist services in person. Go to our book to attend a service page, or call our Visitor Desk on 0191 338 7178. Booking is not required for any other services.

Special services are announced in advance, on this page or our What's On page.

If you're looking for an order of service, check our online worship resources page.

What to expect at a Durham Cathedral service

This short video, narrated by Canon Michael Hampel, guides you through the measures we're taking to keep our congregation, staff and volunteers safe from COVID-19.

When you hover over the video, click on the arrows icon to view the video fullscreen.

Watch

How have services changed due to COVID-19?

For all services:

  • Face coverings must be worn inside Durham Cathedral, except for children under the age of 11 and people unable to wear face coverings for specific reasons. Read more in the FAQs on this page.
  • Socially-distanced seating has been introduced. Those in one social bubble will be able to sit together.
  • Most services are live-streamed online on our Facebook page. Find out how to take part in all our online services on our online worship resources page.
 

For specific services:

Monday to Saturday communion services

You will need to bring you own prayer book and bible. Alternatively, you can download the Church of England’s daily prayer app on your smartphone or tablet to follow the service. 

Other safety measures in place at the cathedral

We have already introduced safety procedures to keep you and our staff and volunteers safe. 

  • regular cleaning of the cathedral
  • social distancing and pews widely separated
  • a one-way system around the cathedral's nave (with entry via the Galilee Chapel and exit via the North Door)
  • hand sanitiser for staff and members of the public
  • specially trained staff on duty
  • protective screen at the visitor desk 
  • additional signage
  • limited number of people allowed in the building

If you have further questions about coming to Durham Cathedral for a service, read our answers to frequently asked questions at the bottom of our opening times page.

Service schedules

We publish details of current and recent service schedules which are downloadable in PDF format. Forthcoming fortnightly schedules are usually available 3 days in advance.

If you would like to see a record of a past service, please contact enquiries@durhamcathedral.co.uk stating the date.

Monday 19 April - Sunday 25 April 2021

Monday 12 April - Sunday 18 April 2021

Monday 5 April - Sunday 11 April 2021

Monday 29 March - Sunday 4 April 2021

Monday 22 March - Sunday 28 March 2021

Monday 15 March - Sunday 21 March 2021

Monday 8 March - Sunday 14 March 2021

Monday 1 March - Sunday 7 March 2021

Monday 22 February - Sunday 28 February 2021

Monday 15 February - Sunday 21 February 2021

Monday 8 February - Sunday 14 February 2021

Monday 1 February - Sunday 7 February 2021

Monday 25 January - Sunday 31 January 2021

Monday 18 January - Sunday 24 January 2021

Monday 11 January - Sunday 17 January 2021

2020 - Monday 21 December - Sunday 10 January 2021

2020 - Monday 14 December - Sunday 20 December

2020 - Monday 7 December - Sunday 13 December

2020 - Monday 30 November - Sunday 6 December

2020 - Monday 23 November - Sunday 29 November

2020 - Monday 16 November - Sunday 22 November

2020 - Monday 9 November - Sunday 15 November

2020 - Monday 2 November - Sunday 8 November

2020 - Monday 26 October - Sunday 1 November

2020 - Monday 19 October - Sunday 25 October

2020 - Monday 12 October - Sunday 18 October

2020 - Monday 5 October - Sunday 11 October

2020 - Monday 28 September - Sunday 4 October

2020 - Monday 21 September - Sunday 27 September

2020 - Monday 14 September - Sunday 20 September

Durham Cathedral's response to Coronavirus

2020 - Monday 9 March - Sunday 22 March

2020 - Monday 24 February - Sunday 8 March

2020 - Monday 10 February - Sunday 23 February

2020 - Monday 27 January - Sunday 9 February

2020 - Monday 13 January - Sunday 26 January

2019 - Monday 30 December - Sunday 12 January

2019 - Monday 16 December - Sunday 29 December

2019 - Monday 2 December - Sunday 15 December

2019 - Monday 18 November - Sunday 1 December

2019 - Monday 4 November - Sunday 17 November

2019 - Monday 21 October - Sunday 3 November

2019 - Monday 7 October - Sunday 20 October

2019 - Monday 23 September - Sunday 6 October

2019 - Monday 9 September - Sunday 22 September

2019 - Monday 26 August - Sunday 8 September

2019 - Monday 12 August - Sunday 25 August

2019 - Monday 29 July - Sunday 11 August

2019 - Monday 15 July - Sunday 28 July

2019 - Monday 1 July - Sunday 14 July

2019 - Monday 17 June - Sunday 30 June

2019 - Monday 3 June - Sunday 16 June

2019 - Monday 20 May - Sunday 2 June

2019 - Monday 6 May - Sunday 19 May

2019 - Monday 22 April - Sunday 5 May

2019 - Monday 8 April - Sunday 21 April 2019

2019 - Monday 25 March - Sunday 7 April

2019 - Monday 11 March - Sunday 24 March

2019 - Monday 25 February - Sunday 10 March

2019 - Monday 11 February - Sunday 24 February

2019 - Monday 28 January - Sunday 10 February 

2019 - Monday 14 January - Sunday 27 January

2018 - Monday 31 December - 2019 - Sunday 13 January 

2018 - Monday 17 December - Sunday 30 December 

2018 - Monday 3 December - Sunday 16 December 

2018 - Monday 19 November - Sunday 2 December 

2018 - Monday 5 November - Sunday 18 November 

2018 - Monday 22 October - Sunday 4 November

2018 - Monday 8 October - Sunday 21 October

2018 - Monday 24 September - Sunday 7 October

2018 - Monday 10 September - Sunday 23 September 

2018 - Monday 27 August - Sunday 9 September

2018 - Monday 13 August - Sunday 26 August

2018 - Monday 30 July - Sunday 12 August 

2018 - Monday 16 July - Sunday 29 July

2018 - Monday 2 July - Sunday 15 July

2018 - Monday 18 June - Sunday 1 July

2018 - Monday 4 June to Sunday 17 June

2018 - Monday 21 May to Sunday 3 June

2018 - Monday 7 to Sunday 20 May

2018 - Monday 23 April Sunday 6 May

2018 - Monday 9 to Sunday 22 April

2018 - Monday 26 March to Sunday 8 April (inc Easter)

2018 - Monday 12 to Sunday 25 March

2018 - Monday 26 February to Sunday 11 March

2018 - Monday 12 February to Sunday 25 February

2018 - Monday 29 January to Sunday 11 February

2018 - Monday 15 January to Sunday 28 January

2018 - Monday 1 January to Sunday 14 January

Praying Together archive

This resource can be used as an aid to private prayer and worship. Older editions of Praying Together can be found below. View the current edition on our online worship resources page.

Praying Together for the week commencing Sunday 28 March (Palm Sunday)

Praying Together for the week commencing Sunday 21 March (The Fifth Sunday of Lent)

Praying Together for the week commencing Sunday 14 March - the Fourth Sunday of Lent

Praying Together for the week commencing Sunday 7 March - the Third Sunday of Lent

Praying Together for the week commencing Sunday 28 February - the Second Sunday of Lent

Praying Together for the week commencing Sunday 21 February - The First Sunday of Lent

Praying Together for the week commencing Sunday 14 February - the Sunday Next before Lent

Praying Together for the week commencing Sunday 7 February - the second Sunday before Lent

Praying Together for the week commencing Sunday 31 January - the fourth Sunday of Epiphany

Praying Together for the week commencing Sunday 24 January - the third Sunday of Epiphany

Praying Together for the week commencing Sunday 17 January - the second Sunday of Epiphany

 

Praying Together for the week commencing Sunday 10 January - the Baptism of Christ

Praying Together for the week commencing Sunday 3 January - the second Sunday of Christmas

Praying Together for the week commencing Sunday 20 December - the Fourth Sunday of Advent

Praying Together for the week commencing Sunday 27 December - The Feast of John, Apostle & Evangelist

 

Praying Together for the week commencing Sunday 13 December - the Third Sunday of Advent

Praying Together during the week commencing Sunday 6 December - the second Sunday of Advent

Praying Together during the week commencing Sunday 29 November - the first Sunday of Advent

Praying Together during the week commencing Sunday 22 November - the Sunday next before Advent

Praying Together during the week commencing Sunday 1 November - All Saints Day

Praying Together during the week commencing Sunday 25 October - the last Sunday after Trinity

Praying Together during the week commencing Sunday 18 October - the feast of St Luke the Evangelist

Praying Together during the week commencing Sunday 11 October - the eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

Praying Together during the week commencing Sunday 4 October - the seventeenth Sunday after Trinity

Praying Together during the week commencing Sunday 27 September - the sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

Praying Together during the week commencing Sunday 20 September - the fifteenth Sunday after Trinity

Praying Together during the week commencing Sunday 13 September - the fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

Praying Together during the week commencing Sunday 6 September - the thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

Praying Together during the week commencing Sunday 30 August - the twelfth Sunday after Trinity

Praying Together during the week commencing Sunday 23 August - the eleventh Sunday after Trinity

Praying Together during the week commencing Sunday 16 August - the tenth Sunday after Trinity

Praying Together during the week commencing Sunday 9 August - the Anniversary of the Foundation of the Cathedral.

Praying Together during the week commencing Sunday 19 July - the sixth Sunday after Trinity

Praying Together during the week commencing Sunday 12 July - the fifth Sunday after Trinity

Praying Together during the week commencing Sunday 5 July - the fourth Sunday after Trinity

Praying Together during the week commencing Sunday 28 June - the third Sunday after Trinity

Praying Together during the week commencing Sunday 21 June - the second Sunday after Trinity

Praying Together for the week commencing Sunday 14 June - the first Sunday after Trinity

Praying Together for the week commencing Sunday 7 June - Trinity Sunday

Praying Together for the week commencing Sunday 31 May - Pentecost

Praying Together for the week commencing Sunday 24 May- the Seventh Sunday of Easter

Praying Together for the week commencing Sunday 17 May- the Sixth Sunday of Easter

Praying Together for the week commencing Sunday 10 May - the Fifth Sunday of Easter

Praying Together for the week commencing Sunday 3 May - the Fourth Sunday of Easter

Praying Together for the week commencing Sunday 26 April - the Third Sunday of Easter.

Praying Together for the week commencing Sunday 19 April - the Second Sunday of Easter.

Praying Together for the week commencing 12 April - Easter Day

Praying Together incorporating addresses given on Good Friday - The Three Hours

Praying Together incorporating the addresses given at the service of Compline - 6, 7 and 8 April 

Praying Together for the week commencing Sunday 5 April - Palm Sunday 

 

Collections

Ten per cent of all collections is given to the Chapter’s discretionary fund for charities. The remainder goes towards the mission and ministry of the Cathedral.

Special Services

During the year we hold many special liturgical events and services that bring people and communities together.

More about our special services