Processions, prayers and performances to celebrate St Cuthbert

From last year's St Cuthbert's Day celebrations

From last year's St Cuthbert's Day celebrations

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The Northern Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter (Durham)

A RANGE of celebrations will mark the feast day of a much-loved Northern saint.

Thursday (March 20) is St Cuthbert’s Day and celebrations are planned from Wednesday through to Saturday at Durham Cathedral, which was built as a shrine to the 7th century Bishop of Lindisfarne.

The festivities will start with a Sung Eucharist on Wednesday at 7.30pm, featuring the choirs of Durham and Newcastle cathedrals.

On the feast day itself, there will be a Festal Evensong and Procession of St Cuthbert at 5.15pm.

The Northumbrian Association will stage its annual eight-mile walk in honour of St Cuthbert from St Mary’s and St Cuthbert’s Church, Chester-le-Street, to Durham Cathedral on Saturday, starting at 10am.

The St Cuthbert Banner will be carried from Durham Market Place to Durham Cathedral for about 2.30pm, followed by a service. Also on Saturday, storyteller Adam Bushnell will lead stories and activities at the cathedral and visitors can also try being a jousting knight and make Anglo-Saxon jewellery.

All these free family activities will take place between 10.30am and 3.30pm, with a break for lunch from 12.30pm to 1.30pm.

Children over five can also make ‘woody windows’ from 10.30am to noon.

Finally, there will be free, one-hour guided tours of the cathedral at 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2pm.

For more information, call 0191-374-4067 or email:

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4:49pm Tue 18 Mar 14

punkrocker says...

Wonder if the new county durham flag which incorporates st. Cuthbert's cross will be on display.
Wonder if the new county durham flag which incorporates st. Cuthbert's cross will be on display. punkrocker
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