When are Peterborough Cathedral’s Holy Week and Easter services being held?
Peterborough Cathedral will be hosting a range of services during Holy Week and the run up to Easter this year.
All the services during Holy Week will be online via the Cathedral’s Facebook page or YouTube channels.
All Holy Week services are online with no congregation. There are two occasions for public worship at the Cathedral on Easter Sunday.
The services are as follows:
Tuesday 30th March
5.30pm, Organ meditation (pre-recorded)
Rockingham - Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988)
A gentle, lilting chorale-prelude based on the well-known Hymn ‘When I survey the wondrous cross’.
Played by Imogen Morgan, Organ Scholar.
8pm, Compline with reflection and music (live streamed)
Ps 91 & 134
Schütz – Die Sieben Wort Jesu Christi am Kreuz (The Seven words of Jesus Christ on the Cross)
Wednesday 31st March
8pm, Via Crucis, an organ meditation with reflection (live streamed)
This is a special service, very recently published, of words by Eric Milner-White (who devised the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols) and music by Philip Moore.
Maundy Thursday, 1st April
7pm, Vigil Eucharist and stripping of altars (live streamed)
Missa de angelis
Nardone - I give to you a new commandment
Duruflé - Tantum ergo
Good Friday, 2nd April
Journey to the Cross (live streamed)
With readings, prayers, reflections and music
12.20pm, Jesus’ arrest and betrayal
12.40pm, Peter’s denial
1pm, Jesus comes before Pilate
1.20pm, The woman at the cross
1.40pm, Jesus dies on the cross
2pm, Short Liturgy of Veneration
Victoria - St John Passion
King John IV of Portugal - Crux fidelis
Please note that the Cathedral will be open for Private Prayer from 3pm to 5pm on Good Friday, NOT the usual noon to 2pm.
Easter Eve, 3rd April
8.30pm, Easter Vigil (live streamed)
A new candle is lit and brought into the Cathedral, followed by a service with readings, hymns and the renewal of Baptism vows.
Duruflé - Messe cum jubilo
Handel - Since by Man (from Messiah)
Easter Sunday, 4th April
8am, Holy Communion (public)
This said service is open for public attendance. Booking is not required. It will not be live streamed.
Please read the Guidelines for worshippers before you attend.
9.30am, Online Easter service (pre-recorded)
A video service for Easter Sunday.
10.30am, Eucharist at the Cathedral (live streamed + public)
This service is both live-streamed and open for public attendance. Pre-booking, free of charge, is required to ensure social distancing. Please read the Guidelines for worshippers before booking your place(s) via this link: BOOK NOW
Mozart - Missa Brevis in D
Amner - Christ Rising
3.30pm, Evensong at the Cathedral (live streamed)
Evensong with special music for Easter, sung by members of the Cathedral choir, as permitted by Covid restrictions in place at the time. The service is online only.
Harris - This Joyful Eastertide
Stanford in C
Widor – Surrexit a mortuis
6pm, Easter Organ Meditation (pre-recorded)
Our Organ Scholar, Imogen Morgan, will play joyful music for Easter.
You will find full details of the programme here: Easter Organ Meditation