Young people from across the durham area experience and alternative friday evening at Durham Cathedral.

 Young people from across the durham area experience and alternative friday evening at Durham Cathedral.

Young people from across the durham area experience and alternative friday evening at Durham Cathedral.
One hundred and seventy young people gave up their Friday night (Sep 20) to attend a youth event at Durham Cathedral to celebrate the Lindisfarne Gospels. The event, organised by local youth workers, included worship, activities around the Cathedral ranging from a laser light fuelled christian rave, poetry, graffiti, drama, art and prayer to a candlelit compline service (the final service of the day) in the Galilee chapel. Called The Word, the event grew out of a collaboration which started when youth workers in Durham City started to meet together two years ago. The initiative involves youth workers and clergy from Anglican churches, the Methodist circuit, Kings Church, Emmanuel Church, Vineyard, Durham Youth for Christ and Shildon Youth Partnership. They have also worked with Christian Aid, Scripture Union, Tearfund and some local schools. The group meets every six weeks and has organised a series of events bringing together young people from different churches, of which Friday‘s was the latest. The Revd Joanne Thorns, Team Vicar Durham North Team Ministry, from All Saints Newton Hall, one of those involved, said: “We decided that it would be good to try and look at an open worship event at the Cathedral so we could invite youth clubs from a wider area. “We decided to link it with the visit of the Gospels and ask the question, ‘what does the Gospel mean to you today?’. We asked around our young people and got some ideas as to what they might want and from that ‘The Word’ was developed.” Additional Images  

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