Saturday 18 March, 9.30am, St Mary’s and St Cuthbert’s Church, Chester-le-Street

ST CUTHBERT’S DAY WALK AND PROCESSION

The Northumbrian Association holds its annual walk in honour of St Cuthbert from Chester-le-Street to Durham Cathedral. It is symbolic of the arrival of the body and relics of St Cuthbert in Durham in 995AD, and the formation of the Anglo-Saxon White Church, a precursor of today’s great Norman Cathedral. The walk arrives at the Cathedral via Durham’s Market Place. The St Cuthbert Banner will be carried in procession from the Market Place to the Cathedral.
 
The banner and the walkers are welcomed to the Cathedral at 2.15pm for a procession and prayers at the Shrine of St Cuthbert. The walk is guided and is eight miles long. Please wear sturdy footwear and dress appropriately for the weather. 
 
A free event – to reserve a place please contact events@durhamcathedral.co.uk
 


Saturday 18 March, 10.00am, 10.30am, 11.00am, 1.00pm & 1.30pm

FREE GUIDED TOURS 

Enjoy a St Cuthbert Festival free public tour of the Cathedral with one of our experienced guides.  Meet at the West End of the Cathedral. 
 


Saturday 18 March, 10.00am – 4.00pm, The Cloister

LOCAL PRODUCERS’ MARKET

An opportunity to purchase local food and produce in a special market in the Cathedral Cloister. Anyone wishing to take a stall should contact colin@durhammarkets.co.uk
 
Organised by Durham Markets Company.

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Saturday 18 March, 10.30am-12.30pm & 2.30pm-4.00pm, The Cloister Garth 

STONEMASON DEMONSTRATION

Durham Cathedral employs a team of stonemasons who maintain and conserve the fabric of this wonderful building.  One of the masons will be demonstrating the techniques involved and may even let visitors have a go themselves. 
 


Saturday 18 March, 10.30am - 12.00noon, Woodlands and Riverbanks

STONES OF DURHAM - GUIDED TOUR ON THE RIVERBANKS

A guided walk with local geologist Brian Young covering aspects of the geology of the Durham Cathedral site, including the riverbanks. Discover the variety, sources and uses of stone within the Cathedral and its associated buildings.
 
£3 per person payable on the day. Booking essential as places are limited – please contact education@durhamcathedral.co.uk or 0191 3744070 to reserve a place.
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Saturday 18 March, 1.30pm - 4.00pm, The Education Centre

STONES OF DURHAM - RIVERBANK TALK AND GEOLOGY CATHEDRAL TOUR 

Durham Cathedral ranks in the top 100 geological sites in the UK. Join us for a 45 minute talk followed by tea/coffee and questions and then a geology tour of the Cathedral.
 
£5 per person payable on the day. Booking essential as places are limited - please contact education@durhamcathedral.co.uk or 0191 3744070 to reserve a place.

You might also be interested in Stones of Durham - Riverbank Walk, also on Saturday 18 March from 10.30am - 12.00noon. £3 per person. Both events can be booked at the same time.



Saturday 18 March, 10.00am - 5.00pm

open tREASURE

Enjoy 2 for 1 admission to our world-class visitor experience Open Treasure, where there will be an array of special gallery talks throughout the day.
 


Saturday 18 March, 7.00pm, Ushaw College Chapel
 

DURHAM CATHEDRAL YOUNG SINGERS AND FRIENDS PRESENT fAURÉ'S REQUIEM

Come and enjoy one of the best loved pieces in the choral repertoire in the beautiful surroundings of Ushaw College Chapel. The Young Singers will team up with a community choir made up of their parents and friends to perform this wonderful work. 

Organ: David Ratnanayagam

A free event with donations welcome. No need to book.