Members of the Diocese of Durham have started to gather at Durham Cathedral ahead of the inauguration of the new bishop.
Durham Cathedral and Castle has been recognised with a top international lighting award for its outdoor floodlights.
John Reed, head of technical services at Durham Council Council, said:
– John Reed, Durham Council Council
"To get third prize out of 26 projects shortlisted around the globe is an outstanding achievement. Our scheme uses exterior floodlighting that it not only spectacular but also minimises the environmental footprint. It literally shows our World Heritage Sites in the best possible light."
Durham Cathedral and Castle has been given a top international lighting award.
The venues new energy efficient floodlights, which are managed by Durham County Council, were shortlisted in the top three at the prestigious Auroralia Awards, a scheme recognising sustainable lighting.
The floodlights have flexible control systems which enable the light intensity to be varied. On and off times can also be altered to respond to changing circumstances and for special events.
Gillian Britton, who coordinated the build at St Paul's Church in Spennymoor, said:
– Gillian Britton, St Paul's Church
"It has been a fantastic opportunity to play our small part in helping to create a replica of this iconic building. We have been overwhelmed with the local community's support for this fundraiser and now we are looking forward to seeing our sections added to the model."
Gaye Kirby, Head of Development at Durham Cathedral said:
– Gaye Kirby, Head of Development at Durham Cathedral
"We are very grateful to members of St Paul's church, both young and old, for helping us to build two sections of Durham Cathedral in LEGO bricks.
"Durham Cathedral in LEGO is a 'hands-on' fundraising initiative which we hope will attract support from across the Diocese. Our target is to raise £300,000 towards our £1 million public appeal for Open Treasure, the Cathedral's major development project which will transform the experience of those visiting Durham Cathedral."
Members of a Spennymoor church have added two completed sections to a Lego replica of Durham Cathedral.
The congregation from St Paul's Church have been building the sections over the past few weeks. Donors bought a single brick for £1 each, raising £260. The two sections - a double and single archway - will form part of the Nave once added to the rest of the model.
Today is the last chance to see the Lindisfarne Gospels at Durham Cathedral. It brings to an end a three month exhibition in the centre of Durham City.
Almost 100,000 people have been to see the gospels, which will be returned to the British Library later this week.
They attracted visitors from across the world and have brought in millions of pounds to the region.
Frances Read reports.
Today is the last chance to see the Lindisfarne Gospels at Durham Cathedral.
The book has been on display there since the beginning of July.
During that time, 100,000 tickets for the exhibition were sold. It all comes to an end this evening, September 30.
The book will be returned to its permanent home in the British Library in London in the next week.
A mysterious bottle - with a message inside it - has been unearthed at Durham Cathedral. It was found under a flagstone in one of the building's chapels.
A team of historians opened the bottle this morning, September 27, to read its message and maybe discover where it came from.
Our reporter Jonny Blair joined them as they tried to solve the mystery.
A mysterious bottle - with a message inside it - was opened by historians this morning, September 27.
It contained a confession from three stonemasons who had disturbed a grave while working in Durham Cathedral in 1913.
The message was written on the back of an advert for a show at The Globe Theatre in London, now called The Gielgud Theatre.
The bottle was discovered three days ago under a flagstone inside Durham Cathedral.
Norman Emery, Cathedral archeologist.