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Hold your own quiet day with these resources

Space to reflect

On Wednesday 25 May we hosted an Online Quiet Day, to encourage us all to take space to nuture our faith.

This year sees the 1000th anniversary of the translation of the relics of the Venerable Bede from Jarrow to Durham, and provides us with the perfect opportunity to learn more about his life and work. On the Feast of St Bede, we shared video reflections, live-streamed services and prayers.

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 to the Quiet Day
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer
  • 10.30am First Reflection – ‘Introducing Bede’
  • 12 noon Midday Prayer
  • 2.30pm Second Reflection – ‘Ebbs and Flows’
  • 5.30pm Special Evensong with Address
  • 7.30pm Zoom Discussion Group for members of the Community of Prayer
  • 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 the video

First Reflection - Introducing Bede

Cathedral Guide, Lilian Grove, shares an introduction to the Venerable Bede.

Watch the video

Lunchtime Prayers

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

Watch the video

Second Address: Ebbs and Flows


The Revd Canon Michael Everitt shares reflections on St Bede's theology.

Watch the video

Compline on the Feast of St Bede

This Quiet Day closes with a peaceful service of compline, led by Canon Charlie Allen.

Watch the video