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Taking Facebook by storm

8th September 2009

Durham Cathedral can now claim to be the most popular cathedral in the world, thanks to a Facebook Page created by Hiltonian Media.

Having developed the page in conjunction with the Chapter Clerk, it was launched in June 2009 and quickly attracted hundreds of “fans”. Within just a few days it had more fans than any other Cathedral on Facebook.

Philip Davies, Chapter Clerk at Durham Cathedral and administrator of the Facebook page, said:

I'm really pleased with the success of the Facebook page after so short a time. It shows a very high level of interest in the Cathedral and it's particularly pleasing that the vast majority of the fans who have registered on the page are under the age of 30.

Durham Cathedral might be an ancient institution but it is using modern technology to tell people that it is here and it is here for them.

You can become a fan of Durham Cathedral by visiting its Facebook Page. If you are interested in using Facebook to promote your organisation, we would love to hear from you.