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Holy Week and Easter Services

Join us as we mark Holy Week and Easter with a number of special services. We’ve listed some highlights below and our full schedule can be viewed by visiting our events calendar.

Sunday 24th March | 11am

A procession from the Cathedral garden with Blessed Palms precedes this Solemn Choral Mass, which will include a sung reading of the Passion gospel.

Sunday 24th March | 7.30pm

The word Tenebrae is Latin for “shadows” and refers to the gradual extinguishing of candles and lights as this service proceeds. The service will conclude with Allegri’s famous ‘Miserere Mei’.

Wednesday 27th March | 7.30pm

Clergy accompanied by their Parish Communities from across the Archdiocese will gather together to renew their commitment to Priestly Service. Holy Oils used for the administration of the sacraments will blessed at this service.

Maundy Thursday, 28th March | 7.30pm

This intimate service to commemorate the Lord’s Supper will include a period of Watching, and will finish with Night Prayer.

Good Friday, 29th March | 3pm

With sung Passion followed by Veneration of the Cross and Confession.
A separate Children's Liturgy of the Word will take place at this service led by a member of the Cathedral Clergy.

Holy Saturday, 30th March | 8pm

We mark the beginning of Easter with one of the most symbolic services of the Cathedral's liturgical year. This service will begin in complete darkness before light is gradually added, symbolising the light of God.

Easter Sunday, 31st March | 11am

Join us for one of the most important Masses of the liturgical year as we come together to celebrate Christ's resurrection.

Easter Sunday, 31st March | 3pm

Join us for music and prayer as we conclude Easter Day. Choral Evening Prayer will begin in the Baptistry, symbolizing the importance of water in the celebration of the resurrection and life of the Church.