Lent 2019

The journey from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday is not only dramatic, full of powerful symbols and special liturgies but also a significant invitation to hear and respond to God. Sin, selfishness, struggle, listening, forgiveness, prayer, fasting, scripture, suffering, death, resurrection, hope… they are all part of this journey with and towards Jesus. This year we are offering a range of opportunities for you to make Lent and Holy Week your own pilgrimage.

Join us… on the way.


Sunday Sermons in Lent

This Lent, in the mornings, we shall be reflecting on the theme of Stewardship of Life through the lens of the Bible readings.


Wednesday Breakfast in Lent at 8.00am

Join us at the Rooftop Cafe after the 7.30am reflective Holy Communion service.


Art in Lent – Stations of Lament by Louise Carr

Launched at the Ash Wednesday 7.00pm service.

This is a reflection on the theological theme of Lament. Louise works with textiles and colour and it is an interactive prayer pilgrimage. Louise will lead a pilgrimage around the Stations of Lament on Monday 11th March at 2.00pm.


The Centenary Lent Course –The Elusive God

This year a special course for our Centenary with Bishop John Pritchard.

Previously Bishop of Oxford and author of many books. Bishop John will explore how we live our faith when it feels like a struggle. The evening will end with Night Prayer.

7.30pm on the following Wednesdays:

13th March Why do we lose touch with God?
20th March Seeing in the dark.
27th March Learning to do the same thing differently.


The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book ‘Reconciliation’ by Muthuraj Swamy.

Global in its scope and with 40 biblically-based meditations, this explores both the positives of multiculturalism and the challenges of accepting differences in a church context. We can get you a copy for £9 (RRP £9.99) Please speak to the Cathedral Office. The Dean will be running a discussion about it on Tuesday 23rd April at 3.30pm, and repeated at 7.30pm.


Diocesan Confirmation and Communion before Confirmation service with Bishop Nick.
Easter Eve – 7pm on Saturday 20th April


Preparation for both of these is available but please speak to the Clergy quickly if you are interested.