Marking the beginning of Lent

Ash Wednesday – Wednesday 22 February

8am Morning prayer

8.30am Holy Communion with imposition of ashes

12.30pm Eucharist with imposition of ashes

5.30pm Solemn Evensong (with music by the Cathedral Choir)

7.30pm Solemn Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes (with music by the Cathedral Consort)


Throughout Lent

Stations of the Cross – From 1 March, at 4.30pm on Wednesdays

Meet in the Nave at 4.30pm and join one of our chaplains for this quiet and devotional reflection on the journey to the Cross.

Special days during Lent

Friday 24 March – Eve of the Feast of the Annunciation

5.30pm Solemn Evensong (with music from the Cathedral Choir)


Saturday 25 March – The Feast of the Annunciation

9am Morning Prayer

12.30pm Eucharist

5.30pm Evening Prayer

7pm  St John Passion – a performance by the Cathedral Choir

Special Services during Holy Week

Sunday 2 April – Palm Sunday

10.30am procession of the Palms, Reading of the Passion and Sung Eucharist. This service begins in the Castle.

3.45pm Choral Evensong


Monday 3 April – Monday of Holy Week

5.30pm Choral Evensong

7.30pm Compline with Meditation


Tuesday 4 April – Tuesday of Holy Week

11am Chrism Eucharist

5.30pm Choral Evensong

7.30pm Compline with Meditation


Wednesday 5 April – Wednesday of Holy Week

5.30pm Choral Evensong

7.30pm Tenebrae: An evening service for Holy Week


Thursday 6 April – Maundy Thursday

7.30pm Eucharist of the Last Supper, Stripping of the Altar and watch of the Passion until Midnight


Friday 7 April – Good Friday

9.30am Liturgy of Good Friday

12noon Three Hours’ Devotion


Saturday 8 April – Easter Eve

8pm Paschal Vigil with Baptism and Confirmation and the First Eucharist of Easter


Sunday 9 April – Easter Day

7.45am Litany

8am Holy Communion

10.30am Festal Eucharist for Easter Day

12.30pm Holy Communion

3.45pm Festal Evensong for Easter Day

Celebrating Eastertide

Thursday 18 May – Ascension Day

7am morning Eucharist, followed by a simple breakfast

5.30pm Solemn Evensong – with music by the Cathedral Choir

7.30pm Sung Eucharist  – with music by the Cathedral Consort


Sunday 28 May – Pentecost

10am Sung Eucharist for the Feast of Pentecost

Download the full Lent, Holy Week and Easter Brochure