News & Events

St Cuthbert's Coffin

The seventh-century wooden coffin of St Cuthbert, one of the Cathedral's greatest treasures, is now magnificently displayed as never before at the centre of the Treasures of St Cuthbert exhibition in the Great Kitchen, part of Open Treasure.  The display was funded by the Friends, l…

Added Thursday 24th August 2017

Events in 2017

23rd March: Buffet Supper in Prior's Hall, 7.00 p.m.  Tickets are £10 for members of the Friends, £12.50 for non-members, available from the Friends' Office. 4th - 8th May: visit to Liverpool and Chester Cathedrals (fully subscribed) 18th May: evening mystery tour visiting local…

Added Saturday 7th January 2017

Friends' Lectures 2016-17

Monday 24th October: Dr Adrian Green, 'John Cosin's Approach to Worship' Monday 28th November: Dr David Hunt, 'Royal Visitors to the Shrine of St Cuthbert' Monday 30th January: Dr Lynda Rollason, 'Visitor Orientation: Guided Tours and Information Boards in Medieval Churches' Lectures at 6.30 p.…

Added Thursday 13th October 2016

Dr Brian Crosby MBE

The Friends’ Christmas Concert  in 2015 was overshadowed by the sad news of the death of Brian Crosby, only a few hours earlier.  The concert was an occasion where Brian was always to be seen at the west end of the Cathedral, selling tickets and welcoming all who came, not least th…

Added Saturday 12th December 2015

New Chairman of the Friends

Dr David Hunt's term of office as Chairman came to an end at the AGM in June 2015.  He was succeeded by Mr David Clifford, OBE, DL, who has been a member of the Executive Council since 2011.   

Added Tuesday 15th September 2015

'Durham Cathedral' published!

We are delighted to welcome the appearance of the magnificent new book 'Durham Cathedral: history, fabric and culture', published by Yale University Press with major financial support from the Friends, and launched at a celebration in the Cathedral Shop on Shrove Tuesday (17 February 2015).  …

Added Thursday 2nd April 2015

Purchase of Fenwick Lawson’s Pietà

The Friends have completed the purchase of Fenwick Lawson’s powerfully moving Pietà sculpture, with his Tomb of Christ alongside, which stands in the Nine Altars Chapel; and, in celebration of the Friends’ recent 80th birthday, we have gifted it to the Cathedral. This much-loved…

Added Monday 24th November 2014