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Sunday services

  • 8.30am Morning Prayer (Book of Common Prayer) - open to the public and online
  • 9.30am Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) - open to the public, not broadcast online. Book to attend
  • 11.30am Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) - open to the public, and online. Book to attend
  • 3.30pm Choral Evensong (Book of Common Prayer) - open to the public and online


  • 8.30am Morning Prayer (Common Worship) - online only
  • 12.30pm Holy Communion - open to the public, not broadcast online
  • 5.15pm Evening Prayer (Book of Common Prayer) - online only

Tuesday 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
  • 5.15pm Choral Evensong (Book of Common Prayer) - open to the public and online

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

Our regular daily services are currently open to the public and livestreamed 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.

Book a place for Sunday Eucharist services
We recommend you book a free place in advance if you wish to attend Sunday Eucharist services in person. Go to our book to attend a service page, or call our Visitor Desk on 0191 338 7178. Booking is not required for any other services.

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

If you're looking for an order of service, check our online worship resources page.

What to expect at a Durham Cathedral service

This short video, narrated by Canon Michael Hampel, guides you through the measures we're taking to keep our congregation, staff and volunteers safe from COVID-19.

When you hover over the video, click on the arrows icon to view the video fullscreen.


How have services changed due to COVID-19?

For all services:

  • Face coverings must be worn inside Durham Cathedral, except for children under the age of 11 and people unable to wear face coverings for specific reasons. Read more in the FAQs on this page.
  • Socially-distanced seating has been introduced. Those in one social bubble will be able to sit together.
  • Most services are live-streamed online on our Facebook page. Find out how to take part in all our online services on our online worship resources page.

For specific services:

Monday to Saturday communion services

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. 

Other safety measures in place at the cathedral

We have already introduced safety procedures to keep you and our staff and volunteers safe. 

  • regular cleaning of the cathedral
  • social distancing and pews widely separated
  • a one-way system around the cathedral's nave (with entry via the Galilee Chapel and exit via the North Door)
  • hand sanitiser for staff and members of the public
  • specially trained staff on duty
  • protective screen at the visitor desk 
  • additional signage
  • limited number 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 at the bottom of our opening times page.

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 14 June - Sunday 27 June

Monday 31 May - Sunday 13 June 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