Cathedral Church of Christ & BVM
Monday-Saturday Prayer 07.30 - 09.30; Visiting 09.30 - 18.00; Sunday Prayer 07.45 - 12.30; Visiting 12.30 - 17.30
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|Sunday||Matins 10.00; Sung Eucharist 11.15; Choral Evensong 15.30|
|Weekdays||Choral Evensong 17.15 (not Monday)|
Entrance: Suggested donation of £4.00 per adult
Disabled: Wheelchair access to most of the Cathedral & Precinct
Photography: Not allowed within the Cathedral building
£4 per adult during Easter Week, Summer & Autumn Half Terms & July - September at 10.30, 11.00, & 14.30, Mon-Sat
E-mail address: email@example.com
Chapter Office 0191 386 4266
Master of the Choristers & Organist
Canon James Lancelot (since 1985)
The Cathedral Choir consists of 20 boy Choristers who attend the Chorister School within the Cathedral Precincts, with the help of Bursaries. 8 Choral Scholars & 4 Lay clerks. The Cathedral Consort of Singers, formed in 1997, consists of 24 adult volunteer singers who sing the services when the Cathedral Choir is unavailable.
The Father Smith organ of 1686 was superseded by the Father Willis organ of 1877. Harrison & Harrison made a major overhaul of this instrument in 1905, which was rebuilt in 1935, 1970 & 1986.
4 manuals 98 stops; situated either side of the Quire with the Solo Organ in the North Triforium.
Pedal 25 stops, Choir 12 stops, Positive 12 stops, Great 19 stops, Swell 15 stops, Solo 15 stopshttp://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/worshipandmusic/the-cathedral-organs
The Very Revd Michael Sadgrove (since 2003)
The Right Revd Paul Butler (since 2014)
The Cathedral building was begun in 1093 and is the only Cathedral in England to retain almost all its Norman craftsmanship. The Nave, Quire and Transepts are all Norman but the central tower is 15th century as is much of the Cloister. The richly carved woodwork of the Quire is a result of the refurbishments that were needed at the Restoration of 1660, whilst the pulpit, lectern and screen are the work of Gilbert Scott, completed in 1876.