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Armistice: Living with the Peace

Tuesday 25 September to Saturday 2 February at 10:00 AM
The Collections Gallery, Open Treasure

On 11 November 1918 an armistice ended the war in Western Europe, although peace would not fully return for many more months. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of this momentous event, this exhibition explores what it meant for the people of Durham and North East England as World War I ended, soldiers came home, and peace was gradually restored.

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Family fun - On a starry night

Thursday 20 December at 10:00 AM
The Education Centre

Come and hear the Christmas story told by a friendly fox, and then make and take a Christmas decoration that you can take home as a reminder of your visit.

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Special Service: Durham Johnston School Carol Service

Friday 21 December at 1:00 PM

A special service of Carols with Durham Johnston School

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Night of Stars #FollowTheStar

Friday 21 December at 5:45 PM
North Churchyard - Durham Cathedral
Join us for a Night of Stars as part of the Church of England’s 2018 Christmas campaign #FollowTheStar.

 

In partnership with The Projection Studio, who have masterminded projections for the London 2012 Olympics, Lumiere Durham, and a permanent installation on the Blackpool Tower, this specially-commissioned work forms part of this year’s campaign to encourage people across the UK and beyond to reconnect with church this Christmas. 

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Special Service: Haswell and District Mencap Carol Service

Saturday 22 December at 2:30 PM

Haswell and District Mencap Carol Service 

 

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Special Service: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Saturday 22 December at 7:00 PM

All are welcome to attend our traditional Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, which always starts in darkness with a solo chorister singing the first verse of Once in Royal David's City.  A highlight of the Advent and Christmas season, during which lessons are read and the Cathedral Choir sings beautiful music to herald the birth of Christ.

 

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Carols for Children

Sunday 23 December at 2:00 PM

Durham Cathedral.

A traditional 30-minute carol service for families. An opportunity for children and their parents/carers to come to the Cathedral to sing well-known Christmas carols.

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Special Service: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Monday 24 December at 3:00 PM

All are welcome to attend our traditional Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, which always starts in darkness with a solo chorister singing the first verse of Once in Royal David's City. A highlight of the Advent and Christmas season, during which lessons are read and the Cathedral Choir sings beautiful music to herald the birth of Christ.  On Christmas Eve the Durham Miners' Association Band will play before the service.

 

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Special Service: Midnight Eucharist

Monday 24 December at 11:00 PM

Celebrate the birth of Christ through music, prayer, and Holy Communion as Christmas Eve becomes Christmas Day. This is a most joyful celebration of the Eucharist and all are welcome to attend. Sung by the gentlemen of the Cathedral Choir, with invited sopranos.

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Christmas Day services

Tuesday 25 December at 8:00 AM

All are welcome to worship with us to celebrate the birth of Christ.

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The Snowman Tour

Friday 28 December to Friday 28 December at 7:00 PM

Join us as we host The Snowman Tour for one day only. 

Screenings also taking place at 1.30pm and 3.30pm.

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Special Service: Durham Churches Together New Year's Eve Service

Monday 31 December at 6:30 PM

Join with the churches of Durham and gather for a service of reflection on the past, of thanksgiving for the blessings of God in the present and of hope for the year to come. You are invited to gather in Durham Market Place at 6:00pm with lanterns and process to the Cathedral for 6:30pm.

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Durham Singers: J.S. Bach, Christmas Oratorio

Saturday 5 January at 7:00 PM

On the Eve of the Feast of Epiphany, the Durham Singers bring the Christmas season to a joyful close with Cantatas I, II, IV and VI from J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio.

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Special Service - Sung Eucharist for Epiphany

Sunday 6 January at 11:15 AM
Join us for Sung Eucharist at which gifts representing gold, frankincense and myrrh (traditionally the gifts offered by the Magi to Jesus) are offered at the Crib.

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Durham University Winter Congregations

Thursday 10 January at 9:00 AM
Graduation ceremonies for Durham University.

 

Please note, public access to parts of the Cathedral may be restricted during ceremonies.

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Special Service - Epiphany Procession with Carols

Sunday 27 January at 5:30 PM

Towards the end of the Epiphany season (which lasts until Candlemas on 2 February) the Cathedral holds an Epiphany Procession, which begins with the Cathedral Choir processing, as the Magi (Three Kings) did, ‘from the East’.

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History Walk

Saturday 9 February at 10:30 AM
A chance to experience a walking tour of Durham Cathedral's historic woodlands and riverbanks guided by an expert walk leader. 

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St John Passion

Sunday 14 April at 7:00 PM
Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral Choir joins forces with the Avison Ensemble to perform Bach’s stunning St John Passion on the evening of Palm Sunday 2019. This unmissable concert will be conducted by Daniel Cook, Master of the Choristers and Organist at Durham Cathedral.  The orchestra will be led by reknowned period instrument violinist Pavlo Beznosiuk.

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The Great Durham Pudding Club

Friday 3 May at 6:30 PM
Undercroft Restaurant
The second serving of the Durham Pudding Club is an evening filled with delicious delicacies and hearty favourites - a treat whether you’re a sweet-toothed pudding fanatic or curious to try something new. Click see more to explore the full menu!

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