As the whole country mourns the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II we take a look at Durham Cathedral shining bright purple…
Alongside other churches, Durham Cathedral marks the death of the Queen and will remain lit up during the whole mourning period and until the end of the day of her funeral.
Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, Acting Dean of Durham:
“Grief is the price we pay for love and the love we have borne for decades for this remarkable woman deepens our grief – a grief we share with the whole world.
“We look now to her legacy and we pray for The King and all the Royal Family. We also pray for each other as we journey on in faith and hope and love after the example of Jesus Christ – Elizabeth’s pattern and guide – and our Lord.”
Boasting 3 towers and standing over 200ft tall, Durham Cathedral was built in 1093 and has been a place of worship and pilgrimage for almost a millennium.