There are always plenty of events at the cathedral taking place, from services to children's activities and music concerts. Here's what's happening in April 2019.
For school Easter holiday information, read our story on Durham school holiday dates.
#1: Spem in Alium - Durham Singers
On Saturday April 6 there'll be a special concert in the fabulous surroundings of Durham Cathedral. Spem in Alium will be familiar to anyone who's a fan of the film Fifty Shades of Grey, as it's the favourite music of the eponymous character. It takes place at 7.30pm - you can read the full details on our Durham Cathedral Spem in Alium story.
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#2: Family Easter activities
Durham Cathedral's Easter activities will please all the family during the Durham school holidays. There are several craft activities: on Tuesday April 9 is Daffodil Headbands, while on Thursday April 11 is Easter Chicks, at 10.30am. They cost £2 per child.
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#3: Family Friendly Durham Cathedral tours
On Wednesday April 10, families can enjoy special Durham Cathedral tours. Hear stories about St Cuthbert, discover whether the Prince Bishops of Durham really did ride out into battle and who built Durham Cathedral. It costs £10 per family. To book call 0191 338 7178.
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#4: Durham Cathedral Easter services
As you might expect, there are several Durham Cathedral Easter services taking place across April. There's a Palm Sunday Eucharist on Sunday April 14 at 11.15am; on Thursday April 18 at 11am there'll be Maundy Thursday Sung Eucharist and Blessing of the Oils; later that day at 7.30pm is Maundy Thursday Sung Eucharist and Stripping of the Altar; on Good Friday, April 19 at 12 noon there's a focus on the cross in the Liturgy of Good Friday (The Three Hours). Then finally on Easter Day, Sunday April 21, there's a series of services throughout the day, to which everyone is welcome:
5am: Dawn Liturgy with Initiation and the First Communion of Easter
8am: Holy Communion
11.15am: Sung Eucharist
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#5: Holy Week Address and Compline
Holy Week is the week before Easter, and Durham Cathedral will mark it with a series of special services. The Address and Compline is an evening service of contemplation and prayer that has been offered since the days of monastic life.
The Durham Cathedral Address and Compline takes place on Monday to Wednesday, April 15-17, at 7.30pm each day.
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