Gathering in darkness and anticipation, light spreads through the Cathedral. We proclaim God’s light overcoming darkness. Christ is risen! God’s life has overcome death completely and forever.

The Paschal Vigil which marks the beginning of Easter is a festive service full of colour, candlelight and music, late on Saturday evening, during which we baptise and confirm those who have chosen to follow Christ and enter into Christ’s new life.


Peter Jones: Gloris
Mawby: Alleluias
Schubert in G
Widor: Surrexit a mortuis