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.

By Stephen Briggs
Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 12:02 pm
Peterborough Cathedral
Peterborough Cathedral

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:

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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

Psalm 88

Good Friday, 2nd April

Journey to the Cross (live streamed)

With readings, prayers, reflections and music

12pm, Gethsemane

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

Ayleward Responses

Psalm 66

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