Holy Week and Easter Schedule of Services 2021

Mon 29th, Mar

Worship

Holy Week marks the pinnacle of Christ’s ministry. We’ve changed the liturgies to enable social distancing. They will retain, we hope, their essence and focus.

 

Palm Sunday, 28 March 2021

 

10:30 am Holy Eucharist - Main Space

This service includes a retelling of both Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem surrounded by supportive crowds, and the events of only a few days later when he was led out of the city to his crucifixion.

Music from the Choral Scholars and Organ.

 

3:00 pm Choral Evensong – Lady Chapel

 

Monday of Holy Week, 29 March 2021

 

9:00 am Morning Prayer – Derby Transept

 

12:05 pm Eucharist – Lady Chapel

 

5:30 pm Choral Evensong – Lady Chapel

 

9:00 pm Night Prayer - Facebook and YouTube Livestream

The adult voices of the Liverpool Cathedral Choir sing the ancient monastic service of Compline or Night Prayer in the beautiful Chapter House. A meditative time to reflect enveloped in God’s peace.

 

Tuesday of Holy Week, 30 March 2021

 

9:00 am Morning Prayer – Derby Transept

 

12:05 pm Eucharist – Lady Chapel

 

5:30 pm Choral Evensong – Presbytery

Please use the Lady Chapel entrance

 

6:15 pm ‘Via Crucis’ - Facebook and YouTube Livestream

The Liverpool premiere of a work for the organ by Philip Moore, formerly of York Minster; wedding prayers on the Passion by Eric Milner-White with music, played by organ scholar Dan Greenway.

 

Wednesday of Holy Week, 31 March 2021

9:00 am Morning Prayer – Derby Transept

 

12:05 pm Eucharist – Lady Chapel

 

5:30 pm Said Evening Prayer – Lady Chapel

 

9:00 pm Night Prayer - Facebook and YouTube Livestream

The adult voices of the Liverpool Cathedral Choir sing the ancient monastic service of Compline or Night Prayer in the beautiful Chapter House. A meditative time to reflect enveloped in God’s peace.

 

Maundy Thursday, 1 April 2021

 

9:00 am Morning Prayer – Derby Transept

 

12:05 pm Eucharist – Lady Chapel

 

5:30 pm Said Evening Prayer – Lady Chapel

 

7:30 pm Liturgy of the Last Supper, Main Space

We begin, as the disciples did, experiencing the humility and intimacy of Christ, who shared a final meal with His friends and washed their feet, in a sign of love and service. Then, we turn to His arrest, and abandonment, as He enters the night, for us all. The Watch is kept until 10 pm.

 

Good Friday, 2 April 2021

 

9:00 am Morning Prayer – Derby Transept

 

10:30 am Good Friday Procession – Main Space

On this most solemn of days in the Christian year, we gather at the foot of the cross, we take our part in the reading of the Passion story, we ponder the depths of his suffering and love for the world Christ came to save.

 

12:05 pm Holy Communion – War Memorial Chapel

 Offered from the sacrament consecrated on Maundy Thursday.

 

2:00 pm Hour at the Cross – Facebook and YouTube Livestream

A meditation on the Passion.

 

3:15 pm Said Evening Prayer – Lady Chapel

 

7:30 pm ‘No Story So Divine’ Facebook and YouTube Livestream

The Cathedral Choir sing some of the most poignant music ever written, meditating on Christ’s cross, interspersed with readings.

 

Holy Saturday, 3 April 2021

 

9:00 am Morning Prayer – Derby Transept

 

12:05 pm Eucharist – Lady Chapel

 

3:00 pm Said Evening Prayer – Lady Chapel

 

7:30 pm Duruflé’s Requiem - Facebook and YouTube Livestream

On this day when the Church stands with all who mourn, and we mark Christ’s descent into the depths, to deliver humanity from death itself, the choir sing Maurice Duruflé’s music at a live-streamed celebration of the Eucharist, offered for all who weep, and hope for the light of the Resurrection for themselves and those they love.

 

Easter Day, 4 April 2021

 

6:30 am Vigil and First Eucharist of Easter – Welsford Porch

As dawn rises over St James’ Gardens reports begin to circulate, He is Risen!

 

10:30 am Easter Sunday Eucharist - Main Space

Easter, the day when we celebrate Christ’s victory over death, and a New Creation. Come and receive him in the words of scripture, in the breaking of the bread, and the music offered up in the soaring space of our Cathedral Church dedicated to the Risen Christ.

 

3:00 pm Said Evening Prayer – Lady Chapel.

 

You'll find more details of our individual services on our worship pages.