Herbert de Losinga Anniversary Commemorations

21 July 2019 - 23 July 2019
03:00 - 20:00
Cathedral
Herbert De Losinga © Paul Hurst

The medieval worship of Norwich Cathedral is being brought back to life as part of a series of events marking the 900th anniversary of the death of Herbert de Losinga, the first Bishop of Norwich, who founded Norwich Cathedral in 1096.

Fount and Origin, an award-winning early music vocal ensemble, will be singing two full days of the Divine Office on Sunday 21 and Monday 22 July, as it was sung by the Benedictine monks of the Cathedral Priory for hundreds of years.

On Sunday 21 July at 5pm, there will also be a concert of 15th century music of lamentation, performed in Bishop Herbert's memory.

On Herbert’s Day itself, Tuesday 23 July, a solemn Eucharist will be celebrated according to the Sarum Rite of the medieval English Church at 7pm.

This is a truly special opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of the medieval Cathedral.

Sunday 21 July
Divine Office
3am Matins
4.30am Lauds
6am Prime
12 noon Sext
2.30pm None
5pm Concert
7pm Vespers
9.30pm Compline

Monday 22 July
Divine Office
3am Matins
4.30am Lauds
6am Prime
9am Terce
12pm Sext
2.30pm None
7pm Vespers
9.30pm Compline 

Tuesday 23 July
Bishop Herbert de Losinga 900th Anniversary Service
7pm Solemn Eucharist

All of the above services and events are open to all.
For the early morning services, people will need to enter and leave Cathedral Close via the Bishopgate entrance and enter the Cathedral through the Edith Cavell door.