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Service times


  • 8am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer) - in person only
  • 10am Matins - open to the public, broadcast online
  • 11.15am Sung Eucharist or Said Eucharist (Common Worship) - open to the public, broadcast online
  • 3.30pm Choral Evensong or Evening Prayer (Book of Common Prayer) - open to the public, broadcast online

Monday to Saturday

  • 8.30am Morning Prayer (Common Worship) - open to the public and online
  • 12.30pm Holy Communion - open to the public, not broadcast online
  • 5.30pm Choral Evensong or Evening Prayer (Book of Common Prayer) - open to the public and online
  • 8.45pm Compline (from 2 August) - online only

This week's service schedule

Our services sometimes differ from our usual schedule, for instance due to special services. Find out more information about this week's services by downloading this week's schedule.

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How to take part in services

Worship with us by joining our livestreams or coming to the cathedral in person. Take part in livestreamed worship on Durham Cathedral's facebook page.

Watch online
You don't need to have a facebook account to watch our services. If you have a facebook account, like Durham Cathedral's page to be notified when future livestreams begin. Special services are also broadcast on our Youtube channel.

Attend in person
Advance booking is no longer required to attend any cathedral services. Please wear a face covering inside the cathedral. Learn about the measures in place to keep all visitors, staff and volunteers safe.

Special services are announced in advance, on this page or our What's On page.

Looking for an order of service? Check our online worship resources page, or the What's On page for special services.

What to know when attending services:

  • Please wear a face covering when attending cathedral services, unless you are exempt.
  • To help you stay distanced from others and maintain good hand hygiene, our pews are spaced further apart and hand sanitiser is available at stations around the cathedral. 
  • You will need to bring you own prayer book and bible. Alternatively, you can download the Church of England’s daily prayer app on your smartphone or tablet to follow the service.
  • Hymns will be sung at 10am Eucharist services from Sunday 8 August, but not at any other services.
  • At communion services we offer the consecrated host, but not the chalice at present.

Other measures in place at the cathedral:

  • regular cleaning of the cathedral
  • encouraging social distancing
  • a one-way system around the cathedral
  • hand sanitiser for staff and members of the public
  • protective screens at till points
  • limited numbers of people allowed in the building

If you have further questions about coming to Durham Cathedral for a service, read our answers to frequently asked questions.

Service schedules

We publish details of current and recent service schedules which are downloadable in PDF format. Forthcoming fortnightly schedules are usually available 3 days in advance.

If you would like to see a record of a past service, please contact stating the date.

Monday 29 November - Sunday 12 December 2021

Monday 15 November - Sunday 28 November 2021

Monday 1 November - Sunday 14 November 2021







Ten per cent of all collections is given to the Chapter’s discretionary fund for charities. The remainder goes towards the mission and ministry of the Cathedral.

Special Services

During the year we hold many special liturgical events and services that bring people and communities together.

More about our special services