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Hold your own quiet day with these resources

Space to reflect

On Saturday 2 January 2021 we hosted an Online Quiet Day, to encourage us all to take space to nuture our faith.

This Quiet Day was held close to the Epiphany, and included the regular pattern of daily services and lunchtime prayers, as well as two addresses, delivered by members of the cathedral clergy.

If you missed the day, the live-streamed reflections, the lunchtime prayers and the service of Compline 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, use the resources on this page and tune in to our daily live-streamed worship on Facebook.

  • 8.15am: Introduction to the day from Canon Charlie Allen
  • 8.30am: Morning Prayer
  • 10.30am: First Address, by Canon Charlie Allen
  • 12pm: Midday Prayer
  • 3pm: Second Address, by Canon Michael Hampel
  • 5.15pm: Evensong
  • 8.30pm: Compline led by Canon Charlie Allen

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 from a snowy Durham Cathedral. This Quiet Day was originally live-streamed on Durham Cathedral’s Facebook page on 2 January 2021, and reflects on the themes of the Epiphany.

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


First Address with Canon Charlie Allen

Reflecting on the story of the Epiphany, Canon Charlie Allen delivers the first address of this quiet day.

Watch the video on Youtube

Midday Prayer

Short midday prayers for the Epiphany Online Quiet Day, given by Canon Charlie Allen from a wintery Durham Cathedral.

Watch the video on Youtube

Second Address with Canon Michael Hampel


From the Sanctuary at Durham Cathedral, which contains the High Altar, Canon Michael Hampel gives a meditation on the wise men who are at the heart of the story of Epiphany. 

Watch the video on Youtube

Compline with Canon Charlie Allen

This Quiet Day closes with a peaceful service of compline, led by Canon Charlie Allen at her home, overlooking Durham Cathedral. Thank you for joining us for these Quiet Day reflections.

Watch the video on Youtube