Lent, Holy Week and Easter Events

6 March 2019 until 22 April 2019
Easter Sunday 2016 0R7A8104Copyright © Paul Hurst all rights reserved
Throughout Lent, Holy Week and Easter, there are many different events and services to mark this special time of year at Norwich Cathedral.

Read on to find out about some of the many events you can take part in or click here for our Norwich Cathedral Lent, Holy Week and Easter brochure.


Lent Lunches
Every Tuesday from 12 March to  9 April, 12.30pm, Prior’s Hall

A time of fellowship during this Lenten season - join us for a light lunch of homemade soup,  bread and fruit with a cup of coffee or tea. Donations for lunch will be given to Norfolk Citizens Advice and Norwich Samaritans. No need to book in advance.

Eucharist and Reflections
Every Wednesday from 13 March to 10 April, 7pm, Nave
The Deadly Sins will be the subject of a series of Reflections taking place at 7.45pm each Wednesday after a 7pm Eucharist.

Lent Course
Every Friday from 15 March to 12 April, 3.30pm, The Deanery

The Prophetic Voice of the Church is the title of this year’s Lent Course which has a focus on the Church in India and is linked to this year’s Lent Appeal. It will look at Community, Injustice, Gender, Climate and Hope. 
Free to attend. To book, call Tracy O’Hara on 01603 218308  or email dean.pa@cathedral.org.uk

Curry and Conversation – Bring your Hot Questions!
Thursday 4 April, 6.30pm for 7pm, The Refectory

Enjoy a curry in the company of senior clergy who will talk briefly about their faith and tackle questions from the audience. 
Tickets £10. To book, call Tracy O’Hara on  01603 218308 or email dean.pa@cathedral.org.uk

Ash Wednesday - Wednesday 6 March
Eucharists with Imposition of Ashes,  8am and 12.30pm
Sung Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes, 6pm 
Mothering Sunday - Sunday 31 March
Mothering Sunday Family Eucharist, 10.30am 

Passion Sunday - Sunday 7 April
Service of Healing and Reconciliation, 6.30pm 

Palm Sunday - Sunday 14 April
Sung Eucharist, 10.30am, starting with a procession from The Forum at 10am 
Ecumenical Service at Chapel Field Road Methodist Church, Norwich, 6pm

Maundy Thursday - Thursday 18 April
Chrism Eucharist, 11am
Eucharist of the Last Supper, 7pm 

Good Friday - Friday 19 April
At the Foot of the Cross, 11am
Solemn Liturgy, 2pm 

Easter Saturday - Saturday 20 April
Easter Vigil, 8.30pm 

Easter Sunday - Sunday 21 April
Choral Eucharist, 10.30am
Festal Evensong, 3.30pm 

All services are at Norwich Cathedral unless otherwise stated. 

Monday 15 April to Good Friday

Priest and poet the Revd Dr Malcolm Guite will be joining us as our Holy Week preacher this year.
He will be giving a series of talks called Outward and Inward: A Poetic Journey into Holy Week.
The Revd Dr Malcolm Guite is a Fellow and Chaplain of Girton College, Cambridge, and writes the Poet’s Corner column in the Church Times. He also fronts Cambridgeshire-based blues, rhythm and blues, and rock band Mystery Train.
The Revd Dr Malcolm Guite will preach at the following times: 
Monday 15 April - 7pm Eucharist
Tuesday 16 April - 7pm Eucharist
Wednesday 17 April - 7pm Eucharist
Maundy Thursday - 7pm Eucharist
Good Friday 1pm Reflections 

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 distinguished soloists.
Tickets £10-£28 To book, click here, call 01603 630000 or book in person at Norwich Theatre Royal.


Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri
Monday 15 April, 8pm
A consort of professional singers and baroque instrumental soloists, directed by George Inscoe, perform Buxtehude’s cantatas depicting the body of Christ on the cross.
Bach Organ Works
Tuesday 16 April, 8pm
Ashley Grote, the Cathedral’s Master of Music, performs a sequence of chorale preludes by J.S. Bach, interspersed with readings.

Tenebrae Responsories
Wednesday 17 April, 8pm 

Norwich Cathedral Chamber Choir, directed by George Inscoe, sings music written for Lent and Passiontide including Victoria’s Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday and Poulenc’s Quatre motets pour un temps de Pénitence.

Free admission for each musical meditation, with a retiring collection.

Monday 22 April, 11am

Organ scholar George Inscoe will perform organ favourites.
Free admission, with a retiring collection.

Monday 18 March, 7pm
The Silence in the Cathedral Group marks with silence certain Christian seasons and festivals to reflect on our human place in this eternal cycle. This latest Silence will mark Lent, the season of prayerful self-examination. 
The Cloister will be open for meditative walking from 6.30pm and the silence will start at 7pm.
Free admission, donations welcomed.

Wednesday 10 April, 10.30am-3.30pm

Bugs, beasts and beautiful things is the theme of our Easter holiday family fun day. Enjoy a day of crafts, puppet shows and activity workshops.
Entry is £3.50 per child for over fives. Under fives and adults are free.
Check in at the Hostry from 10.30am - no need to book in advance.
If you are looking for extra special gifts and cards this Easter then head to the Cathedral’s shop for inspiration.
Our shop will be selling decorated chocolate and wooden eggs, Easter cards and other gifts. There will also be a special offer where people can buy three packs of Easter cards for £10.
The shop is open from Monday to Saturday 9.15am-5pm and on Sunday 11.45am-3.30pm.
For mail orders, click here, call 01603 218323 or email giftshop@cathedral.org.uk

Click here to read our Norwich Cathedral Lent, Holy Week and Easter brochure.

Photo: Paul Hurst