Durham Features in BBC Songs of Praise. {Picture Copyright BBC TV]

In case you missed yesterday’s BBC TV broadcast, do take a moment to watch Songs of Praise for Epiphany Sunday which features extensive footage from the recent Durham Lumiere Festival and particularly the Cathedral’s role in it.

There are excellent interviews with our very own Marie-Therese Mayne (Open Treasure Exhibitions Officer) and Chris Crabtree (Bell Major), as well as Rachael Phillips (Diocese of Durham) and Tom McLeish(Prof. of Physics, Durham University).

Congratulations to everyone who took part: my thanks to the extended Cathedral community – including our own volunteers, bell-ringers from all over the country and colleagues from Cranmer Hall – who enabled us to engage so positively with the thousands of people who came to Durham. It was genuinely a team effort, and it is heartening to see the mission of the Cathedral being given a wider audience in this way.

Given the national and international profile of Songs of Praise, it’s hard not to feel extremely proud of being part of such a talented and dedicated team of people, who are enabling us to live out our vision: ‘Following the example of Saints Cuthbert and Bede, we share our faith and heritage globally, and empower people to transform the communities in which we live and serve.

The Very Revd Andrew Tremlett – Dean of Durham

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