Chelmsford Cathedral
Lent, Holy Week & Easter

Service Dates 2017

Sunday 9 April


Palm Sunday




Holy Communion


Sung Eucharist with procession of palms - A great sung celebration of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem


Music and Readings - Sung by the Cathedral Choir and Girls' Choir with Essex Dance Theatre

Tuesday 11 April


Holy Week Concert




Thomas Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah; Tomas Luis de Victoria Tenebrae responsories.  Sung by the Choral Scholars, Conductor: James Davy Free admission, retiring collection 

Hear the choristers in rehearsal

Thursday 13 April


Maundy Thursday





Diocesan Eucharist with Blessing of Oils

The Eucharist of the Last Supper followed by the Watch (a beautiful and moving celebration of Jesus' last supper)

14 April


Good Friday




Meditations on the Cross. Words and silence at the foot of the Cross


The Good Friday Liturgy (The traditional celebration  of the death of Jesus with beautiful music and an opportunity to pray at the Cross)

        5.15pm   Evensong sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir

Saturday 15 April


Holy Saturday




Easter Vigil and Confirmations

Sunday 16 April


Easter Day







Holy Communion

Parish Eucharist

Choral Eucharist - led by the Bishop of Chelmsford

Festal Evensong with Procession sung by the Cathedral Choir



Friday evenings in Lent and on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week at 7.00pm

Compline - 20 minutes of meditation with beautiful choral music

To hear an extract, please click here


Wednesday Evening Lent Group


‘Faith & Poetry’


8th March Speaker: Canon Mark Oakley Poem: tbc

15th March Speaker: tbc Poem: tbc

22nd March Speaker: tbc Poem: tbc

29th March Speaker: tbc Poem: tbc

5th April Speaker: Bishop Stephen Cottrell Poem: tbc


Time: 7.30pm to 9.00pm

Venue: Cathedral North Transept

Open to all – no need to book – no cost

Each evening meeting will end with a short service of Night Prayer.


Wednesday Day-time Lent Group


Living an Authentic Life (using a new USPG course)

Dates: 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th March, and 5th April

Time: 11.00am to 12.15pm

Venue: Johnson Room, Chapter House

Open to all – no need to book – no cost

Gallery Gallery

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