Annual Visitations

This year’s annual Visitation will be a Bishop’s Visitation on Monday 14th May at 7.30pm in Durham Cathedral.

All those elected to be churchwardens for 2018 – 2019 are invited to attend the Visitation where they will make the public declaration during the service, required of them before they can take up the office, and be formally admitted as Churchwarden.

Churchwardens will need to register at their Archdeaconry desk at the back of the Cathedral from 7.00pm.

Members of the clergy and other supporters are welcome to attend.

Please do not try to park in The College unless you are disabled in which case you should let your Archdeacon’s secretary know in advance so that we can make sure there is a space for you. Information about parking and ‘drop off’ access via Palace Green can be downloaded.

The necessary paperwork will be posted either to the vicar or the churchwardens (of parishes where there is a vacancy). It all needs to be completed and returned to the relevant Archdeacon’s Office by April 30th at the latest

Forms can also be downloaded.The PDF copies can also be completed on line without printing them and forms can be submitted electronically via email. However Signatures are required so there are two ways of signing the forms which will both be acceptable.


  1. Print out the completed form, sign in the usual way and post back to your Archdeacon’s office, or scan and attach it to an email.


  1. If you have a webcam on your computer then you can click on the word ‘Sign’ at the top of the document, go to ‘Place Signature’, choose ‘Use a webcam’ and follow the instructions for signing. Click on ‘Signed. Proceed to Send’ box. Choose ‘Save a Copy‘, save to your computer and attach to an email in the usual way.
    DO NOT
    choose Send via Email in the list of options.



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