Chelmsford Cathedral
 
Lent, Holy Week & Easter

Service Dates 2017


Sunday 9 April

 

Palm Sunday

 

8.00am

 

Holy Communion

        10.30am  

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

        4.00pm  

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

Tuesday 11 April

 

Holy Week Concert

 

8.00pm

 

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

 

11.00am

7.45pm

 

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

 

12.00pm

 

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

        2.00pm  

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

 

7.00pm

 

Easter Vigil and Confirmations

Sunday 16 April

 

Easter Day

 

8.00am

9.30am

11.15am

3.30pm

 

Holy Communion

Parish Eucharist

Choral Eucharist - led by the Bishop of Chelmsford

Festal Evensong with Procession sung by the Cathedral Choir

 

Compline

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

Theme:

‘Faith & Poetry’

Dates:

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

Theme:

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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