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Hold your own quiet day with these resources

Space to reflect

On 4 October we hosted an Online Quiet Day, to encourage us all to take space to nuture our faith.

On the Feast of St Francis of Assisi we took the opportunity to learn about the life and character of this engaging saint. Inspired by Francis’ commitment to God’s creation, we reflected together on our vocation in a world facing climate crisis.

If you missed the day, the live-streamed reflections and services are available from this page for you to hold your own quiet day, wherever you are.

Hold your own Quiet Day

If you'd like to follow the structure of the original Quiet Day, combine the resources on this page with today's live-streamed services from the cathedral, available on Facebook.

  • 8.00am Introduction
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer
  • 10.00am First Reflection
  • 12.00pm Midday Prayer
  • 2.30pm Second Reflection
  • 5.30pm Evensong
  • 8.45pm Compline

More resources

Looking for more prayer and worship resources? You might enjoy:


Introduction to the Quiet Day from Canon Charlie Allen

Canon Charlie Allen introduces you to this Online Quiet Day.

Watch Canon Charlie's introduction on the right, or watch it on Youtube here.


Morning Prayer

A service of Morning Prayer from Durham Cathedral on this Quiet Day, led by Canon Charlie Allen.

Watch the video on YouTube

First Address with Brother Clark Berge from Hilfield Friary

Brother Clark Berge from Hilfield Friary in Dorset, UK, reflects on St Francis’s care for creation. Hilfield Friary is part of the Society of St Francis, a worldwide Anglican Religious Order. 

Watch the video on Youtube

Lunchtime Prayers

Short midday prayers for this Online Quiet Day, given by Canon Charlie Allen from Durham Cathedral.

Watch the video on Youtube

Second Address with Rev Catherine Walton


Rev Catherine Walton, a Joint Environmental Champion for the Diocese of Durham, reflects on how we can gain inspiration for caring for the environment through theology.

Watch the video on Youtube

Compline or Night Prayer under the Moon

This Quiet Day closes with a peaceful service of compline, led by Canon Charlie Allen, under Luke Jerram's art installation Museum of the Moon, which is currently on display at Durham Cathedral.

Watch the video on Youtube