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Hold your own quiet day with these resources

Space to reflect

On 30 July we hosted an Online Quiet Day, to encourage us all to take space to nuture our faith.

This Quiet Day is themed around social justice. We chose 30 July as it's the day the social reformers and anti-slavery campaigners William Wilberforce, Olaudah Equiano and Thomas Clarkson are remembered by the Church of England.

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
  • 10.30am First Reflection
  • 12.00pm Midday Prayer
  • 2.30pm Second Reflection
  • 5.15pm Evensong
  • 8.30pm 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 the Dean of Durham.

Watch the video on YouTube

First Address with the Rev Canon Dominic Black

The Revd Canon Dominic Black, Priest-in-Charge at Hull Minster, gives the first address of this Quiet Day on the life of William Wilberforce.

Watch the video on Youtube

Lunchtime Prayers

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

Watch the video on Youtube

Second Address with the Rev Canon Remi Omole


We hope you enjoy The Reverend Canon Remi Omole's powerful reflections on modern day social justice issues. Canon Omole is the Bishop of Durham's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Enabler, and Lead Chaplain at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust.

Watch the video on Youtube

Evening Prayer

As we approach the end of our Quiet Day, the Dean of Durham gives a peaceful service of Evening Prayer from Durham Cathedral.

Watch the service on YouTube

Compline with the Dean of Durham

This Quiet Day closes with a peaceful service of compline, led by the Very Reverend Andrew Tremlett, Dean of Durham, from Observatory Hill overlooking Durham Cathedral.

Watch the video on Youtube