Holy Week

Holy Week is quite simply a supreme gift. It is the opportunity in the Christian year to invest time in praying the momentous events that lead up to Easter. For centuries Christians have observed these days almost as a time for a communal retreat. It is a pilgrimage week as we learn the way of Christ through music, silence, listening, reflection, liturgy and action. Why not commit to attending as often as possible, as if you were part of the Gospel story and join others who are seeking to come to Christ, the Way, the Truth and the Life.


Palm Sunday • 14th April

10am •  Procession with palms around the city

10:15am • Choral Eucharist

4pm • Choral Evensong

5:30pm • Jesus Weeps for Peace
Inspirational stories of lives changed and communities transformed in one of the most deeply conflicted parts of our world


Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 17th April • 7pm

The Dean will lead us through the stations of the cross, an ancient Christian devotion during Passiontide, followed by Choral Compline (Night prayer with a choir)


Maundy Thursday • 18th April • 7pm

Choral Eucharist with the washing of feet and the Bishop of Ripon the Right Revd Dr Helen Ann Hartley preaching


Good Friday • 19th April

10am to 12noon • Messy Good Friday

12noon to 3pm • Good Friday procession followed by meditations and the proclamation of the cross, with music and hymns, led by the Bishop of Ripon


Holy Saturday • 20th April • 7pm

Diocesan Confirmation with the Bishop of Leeds the Right Revd Nick Baines


Easter Day • 21st April

Christ is risen!

8am • Holy Communion (BCP)

10:15am • Choral Eucharist with Bishop Chris Edmondson preaching

4pm • Choral Evensong


Other services

• In addition to this programme Morning Prayer (8.30am) and Evening Prayer (5:30pm) will take place from Monday to Saturday in the Lady Chapel.

• There will also be a book discussion around The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book ‘Reconciliation’ by Muthuraj Swamy on Tuesday 23rd April at 3:30pm (Repeated 7:30pm)