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Hold your own quiet day with these resources

Space to reflect

On Thursday 13 May 2021 we hosted an Online Quiet Day, to encourage us all to take space to nuture our faith.

Held on Ascension Day, the Quiet Day included the regular pattern of daily services and lunchtime prayers, as well as two addresses. 

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, 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 from her garden overlooking Durham Cathedral. This Quiet Day was originally live-streamed on Durham Cathedral’s Facebook page on 13 May 2021, and reflects on the themes of Ascension Day.

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


First Address with the Very Revd Richard Sewell

The Very Revd Richard Sewell, Dean of St George’s College, Jerusalem, delivers the first address of this Quiet Day and explores the theme of glory.

Watch the video on Youtube

Midday Prayer

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

Watch the video on Youtube

Second Address with Canon Charlie Allen

Canon Charlie Allen reflects on joy in this second reflection of the Ascension Day Online Quiet Day.

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.

Watch the video on Youtube