The Acting Dean of Durham Cathedral says it will continue to admit visitors free of charge with the choice of a voluntary donation.Read the full story ›
A Durham Cathedral tour guide has been shortlisted for a national award to recognise her contribution to tourism.
Lilian Groves has been showing people the cathedral's sights for twenty five years. She is a passionate advocate of the North East; encouraging visitors to explore the region's other attractions.
Lilian, who is eighty seven, has been nominated in the 2016 Visit England Tourism Superstar competition. She already holds the title for County Durham. The contest recognises the dedication of those working in the tourism industry.
Each brick bought and placed contributes to the Cathedral's fundraising campaign.Read the full story ›
The two hundred thousandth brick will be put in place on a miniature lego model of Durham Cathedral at some point today.
The member of the public who buys the block will get a special medal.
The project is raising funds for the Cathedral's Open Treasure scheme.
See what's being done to preserve Durham cathedral's priceless medieval manuscripts for future generations.Read the full story ›
Second world war veterans are to be awarded France's highest honour at a special ceremony in Durham Cathedral next month.
Pipers and standard-bearers will lead the Remembrence Concert, where about a dozen veterans will be presented with the Legion D'Honneur.
Keith Akehurst reports:
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A Lego model of Durham Cathedral is one third of the way complete and on its way to reaching its target of raising £350,000.Read the full story ›
Members of the Durham Light Infantry Association have donated money to Durham Cathedral's Open Treasure Appeal.Read the full story ›
Durham Cathedral will host a screening of an award winning documentary about the life of the late Labour politician Tony Benn.
Mr Benn, who died in March, was well known for his staunch support of the Durham Miners' Gala.
Proceeds from the screening will be donated to Durham Miners' Association, which is raising funds to secure the future of the annual gala.
Tony Benn: Will And Testament includes candid interviews, archive footage and personal video and photo collections from the Benn family.
The film won the Audience Award at the 2014 Edinburgh International Film Festival.
We wanted to screen the film in Durham Cathedral because it played such an important part in Tony's life through the Miners' Gala - the film even includes footage of Tony processing through the cathedral on one of those famous Gala days.
The cathedral is delighted to host the screening knowing that it is in aid of an occasion that would have been very close to Tony Benn's heart.
I fondly recall Tony Benn giving a sermon in the cathedral in July 2003. He spoke about how much the Labour movement owed to the prophets of the Old Testament.
It was met with a rousing round of applause, a rare plaudit indeed as far as cathedral sermons go!