10 Lent, Holy Week and Easter highlights

06 March 2019
As Lent begins today with the Imposition of Ashes and an Ash Wednesday Sung Eucharist at 6pm, here is a look at some of the many other events and services taking place at Norwich Cathedral over the course of Lent, Holy Week and Easter.
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Lent Lunches
Every Tuesday from 12 March until 9 April, 12.30pm
A time of fellowship during the Lenten season – enjoy a light lunch of soup, bread and fruit in the Cathedral’s Prior’s Hall. Donations for lunch will be given to Norfolk Citizens Advice and Norwich Samaritans.

Curry and Conversation – Bring your Hot Questions!
Thursday 4 April, 6.30pm for 7pm
Enjoy a curry in the Cathedral’s Refectory in the company of senior clergy who will talk briefly about their faith and tackle questions put to them by the audience.
Tickets £10 – call Tracy O’Hara on 01603 218308 or email dean.pa@cathedral.org.uk

Easter Holiday Family Fun Day
Wednesday 10 April 10.30am-3.30pm
Bugs, Beasts and Beautiful Things is the theme of a day packed full of craft activities, puppet shows and workshops for all the family.
Entry is £3.50 per child for over fives. Adults and under fives are free.

J.S Bach St John Passion
Saturday 13 April, 7.30pm
Norwich Cathedral Choir performs Bach’s dramatic setting of the Passion according to St John, with Norwich Baroque and a cast of soloists.
Tickets £10-£28 - visit www.cathedral.org.uk or call 01603 630000.

Palm Sunday Procession and Service
Sunday 14 April, 10am
Join in with a special procession led by a donkey from the Forum to the Cathedral. The procession starts at 10am and will arrive at the Cathedral for the Palm Sunday Sung Eucharist at 10.30am.

Musical Meditations for Holy Week
Monday 15 April to Wednesday 17 April, 8pm
Enjoy a series of free musical meditations, with Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri performed on the Monday, Bach organ works performed on the Tuesday, and Victoria’s Tenebrae Responsories performed on the Wednesday.

A poetic journey into Holy Week
Monday 15 April to Friday 19 April
Priest, poet, musician and academic, the Revd Dr Malcolm Guite will be taking people on A Poetic Journey into Holy Week with a series of talks. He will preach at the 7pm Eucharists from April 15 to 18 and at a 1pm Reflections event on Good Friday.

At the Foot of the Cross
Friday 19 April, 11am
A chance for families to gather at the foot of the Cross and reflect with words, music and symbols on the events of Good Friday.

Easter Vigil
Saturday 20 April, 8.30pm
The first celebration of Easter as we gather around the Easter fire, light the Easter candle and celebrate the beginning of Easter with fanfares. 

Easter Sunday services
Sunday 21 April, 10.30am and 3.30pm
The Revd Canon Andy Bryant, Canon for Mission and Pastoral Care, will preach at the 10.30am Choral Eucharist and the Very Revd Jane Hedges, Dean of Norwich, will preach at the Festal Evensong of Easter Day.

Click here to see Norwich Cathedral’s full programme of services and events during Lent, Holy Week and Easter.