St Cuthbert’s Day Pilgrimage: 19th March

Celebrating St Cuthbert

Pilgrimage is a long standing tradition at St Mary’s and St Andrew’s – and Durham Cathedral are running a series of events to celebrate St Cuthbert’s Festival.

We’re proud of our heritage with St Mary’s Church originally in fact being St Cuthbert’s (before being dedicated to St Mary’s in the 13th century) after providing a place of rest for the Saint.  As we now reside on the newly opened Way of Life Pilgrim Way  this connection persists with a modern twist to it.  If you would like to join those members who walk the Camino de Santiago and Camino Ingles by walking the section to Durham Cathedral by joining these events please read on. 

St Cuthbert’s Day – Friday 18th March 2022

Join Durham Cathedral members at 6pm for a special Evensong service, including a procession to St Cuthbert’s Shrine, which will last about one hour. The service is sung by Durham Cathedral Choir and the Preacher is the Reverend Canon Angela Tilby, Writer and Broadcaster and Canon Emerita of Christchurch Cathedral, Oxford.  If you wish to attend this service, please let us Durham Cathedral know you’re coming by booking a free ticket in advance.

Book a ticket for this service online

Cuthbert Saturday – Saturday 19th March 2022

Family-friendly activities

All day on Saturday the cathedral will be buzzing with family activities celebrating St Cuthbert.

Pilgrimage Walk, 1pm

Join a Pilgimage Walk from Finchale Priory to Durham. Pilgrims are asked to gather at Finchale at 1pm to be ready to leave at 1.30pm, aiming to arrive at cathedral at 3.30pm in time for a special Sung Eucharist at 4pm.

Sung Eucharist, 4pm

This celebration of the Eucharist in honour of St Cuthbert will be sung by Durham Cathedral Choir and Newcastle Cathedral Choir. You don’t need to tell us in advance if you are coming.

Keeping everyone safe
We encourage visitors to wear a face covering in the cathedral.

Note: These events are not organised by St Mary’s, Gainford or St Andrew’s, Winston – if you wish to join one of our organised Pilgrimage Walks (currently we are walking the Way of Life one section per week) please get in contact via for the next event details.  St Mary’s also has a Pilgrimage information page.

Our churches continue to be open for private prayer.

Please read the separate page outlining the church’s modified approach

Click for St Mary’s Coronavirus Information

Click for St Andrew’s Coronavirus Information

Written by admin

February 22, 2022

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