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Durham Cathedral Museum Tours

Monday 19 July to Friday 31 December

This unique behind-the-scenes experience tells the stories of the cathedral, including what life was like for the monks who once lived here. The tour will start in the cloister, and lead you through the medieval buildings giving you the chance to explore the Great Kitchen and the Monks' Dormitory. Once part of the Benedictine monastery, these extraordinary spaces now house the museum collections, such as the remarkable treasures of St Cuthbert.

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Durham Christmas Festival

Friday 3 December to Sunday 5 December

The Durham Christmas Festival returns to the cathedral this year with a Regional Producers’ Market in the cloisters.

While you're here, join a Carols for All service in the cathedral.

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Christmas crafts

Saturday 11 December to Sunday 19 December
Get hands-on with paper Christmas craft activities for families on the weekends of 11-12 and 18-19 December. Drop in to make an eco-friendly decoration or paper angel to hang on your tree.

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Christmas with Durham Cathedral Choir

Saturday 11 December at 7:30 PM
Join Durham Cathedral Choir and the Reg Vardy Band for a spectacular evening of festive classics.
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Lighting of the Christmas Tree and Blessing of the Crib service

Sunday 12 December at 3:30 PM

This special service will get the whole family into the festive spirit as the lights on the 20 feet tall Christmas tree are switched on.

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Light Up A Life - St Cuthbert's Hospice

Sunday 12 December at 7:00 PM

Let your loved one’s memory shine brightly this Christmas. This annual service, organised by the St Cuthbert's Hospice, is an opportunity for anyone in our community to come together, whether they have a connection to the Hospice or not, to remember and celebrate the lives of those we love.

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NHS Carol Service

Thursday 16 December at 7:30 PM

The NHS Carol Service returns to Durham Cathedral. Tickets are required at this service.

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Women's Institute Carol Service

Saturday 18 December at 11:00 AM

Book a ticket for the WI carol service at Durham Cathedral.

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The Snowman (sold out)

Monday 20 December at 1:45 PM

Make it a Christmas to remember, with a special screening of family favourite The Snowman accompanied by a magnificent live orchestra.

Book tickets online here. - SOLD OUT

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The Snowman (sold out)

Monday 20 December at 4:00 PM

Make it a Christmas to remember, with a special screening of family favourite The Snowman accompanied by a magnificent live orchestra.

Book tickets online here - SOLD OUT

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The Snowman (sold out)

Monday 20 December at 6:30 PM

Make it a Christmas to remember, with a special screening of family favourite The Snowman accompanied by a magnificent live orchestra.

Book tickets online here. SOLD OUT

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Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Wednesday 22 December at 6:00 PM

This special service is a real highlight of the Christmas season, with the joyful liturgy, readings, and music sung by Durham Cathedral Choir.

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Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Friday 24 December at 3:00 PM

This special service is a real highlight of the Christmas season, with the joyful liturgy, readings, and music sung by Durham Cathedral Choir.

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Christmas Eve Midnight Eucharist

Friday 24 December at 11:00 PM

Celebrate the birth of Christ through prayer and the Eucharist, as Christmas Eve becomes Christmas Day.

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Christmas Day services

Saturday 25 December

Experience the joy of Christmas Day at Durham Cathedral.

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Durham Churches Together New Year’s Eve service

Friday 31 December at 5:30 PM

Durham Churches Together hold a service to reflect on the year past and welcome the new year to come.

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John Law's Renaissance

Friday 21 January at 7:30 PM

John Law - "one of Europe’s most adventurous pianists” - presents his stunning new music and visuals project: Renaissance.

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Gabrieli Roar - Re-Creation

Saturday 12 February at 7:30 PM

Revel in the majesty of Haydn's The Creation, as a hundred young singers from Gabrieli's choral training scheme, Gabrieli Roar, take to the stage alongside world-class period instrumentalists and singers, and renowned soloists.

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Aled Jones - Cathedral Tour 2022

Tuesday 22 March at 7:30 PM


Join Aled Jones as he embarks on a UK-wide tour.  Over his extraordinary 30 year career, Aled's outstanding performances have made smash-hit box office history. He is the original crossover star and has sung for the Pope and the Royal Family, received an MBE, released over 30 albums - with over 10 million album sales and counting - and has over 40 silver, gold and platinum discs. After beginning his career at the age of 12, Aled became one of the world’s most successful boy sopranos, releasing 12 hit albums in 4 years with the defining moment being ‘Walking in the Air’, the hit song from the family-favourite, Christmas animated film ‘The Snowman’. As a broadcaster, Aled has forged an extensive career, having presented across BBC Radio 2 & 3 and BBC Radio Wales. Aled also hosts the Classic FM Sunday Breakfast Show and has become a popular favourite on the station and enjoyed his own show ITV Weekend.
 

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Scouting for Girls: Live at the Cathedral 2022

Friday 24 June at 6:40 PM

Stelliferous Limited and Live at the Cathedral Ltd by arrangement with Piper Music Management presents Scouting for Girls: Live at Durham Cathedral.

Friends since they were five, Pete, Greg and Roy have picked up nominations for four Brits, an Ivor Novello and played everywhere from a sold-out Wembley Arena to countless festival stages.  This year they have also released a new album ‘The Trouble with Boys’.
 

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