The Pulse

Next Event

Sunday 11th July 2021  Archdeaconry Games (at Brancepeth Castle)

Unfortunately due to government covid restrictions remaining in place and rising infection levels in the region, we have decided to postpone this event. 


The Pulse is a termly youth gathering for young people (school years 7-13) organised by Durham Diocese. Each event is different; it is usually based in Durham Cathedral but not always. The purpose is for youth groups to come together in larger numbers than their weekly meetings, to have fun, to explore faith in a variety of different ways and to worship God together. Events and activities have included a pilgrimage across the sands to Holy Island, magician and comedian John Archer, the world’s largest escape room, a gospel choir, big games, prayer spaces, testimony, Archdeaconry Youth Games at Brancepeth Castle, a juggler, youth worship groups from around the diocese, a Taize service, Gladiator challenges with ‘Ace’ (Warren Furman) and a party with DJ Sean Pickering in the Monk’s Garden at the cathedral.

Some Previous Events

The Pulse – Easter Special (online) – April 2021

The Pulse – Joy to the World with Phil Togwell (online) – December 2020

The Pulse – first online event – April 2020

The Pulse hosts Transform – October 2019

Archdeaconry Youth Games – July 2019

Gladiators Ready! – March 2019

World’s largest escape room – October 2018

Youth Pilgrimage – July 2018

First Pulse event – October 2016