The Cathedral’s schedule for Holy Week and Easter has changed due to the need to close at the present time. We are, however, streaming some services this year and we invite you to join us, wherever you are.
Palm Sunday, 5 April at 10.30am
The Eucharist will be streamed live on our Facebook page.
Reflections for the Evenings of Holy Week
We are sorry that the three evening addresses by Bishop Emma have had to be postponed but we are delighted that she has agreed to deliver them in Holy Week 2021.
This year, each evening in Holy Week, from Monday 6 to Good Friday 10 April, the Dean will post a 5 minute reflection on our Facebook page and on our YouTube channel (no account required). Reflections will be available after 6pm each day and can be used at a time that suits you best.
The Dean says: “Each reflection will set before us moments from the story of Jesus’ Passion. My focus will be on a painting. I hope the great works of art I have chosen will help us enter into these events and that we find ourselves caught up in them. If you can, join me on Facebook each evening.
The paintings the Dean will speak about are listed below. In each case a link is provided which will allow you to look at the picture before the day or after the talk.
Monday 6: Christ Driving the Traders from the Temple (El Greco)
Tuesday 7: The Agony in the Garden (Mantegna)
Wednesday 8: Christ Before the High Priest (Honthorst)
Thursday 9: The Last Supper (Giampietrino, after da Vinci)
Good Friday 10: The Crucifixion, from the Isenheim altarpiece (Grunewald)
Good Friday , 10 April 8:30pm
Compline and Cross of Lights and Taize Music (click on watch services online )
Easter Sunday, 12 April
Join people the length of the nation in the BIG SING : go to your front door and sing : Jesus Christ is risen today and Thine be the glory
Easter Sunday service paper – to follow or print the service paper, please click here.
How to watch our services on Facebook:
If you already have a Facebook account go to the Cathedral’s Facebook page and click on the ‘Like’ button.
If you do not have a Facebook account you can set one up for free at www.facebook.com. Once you have registered search for ‘Carlisle Cathedral’ to find and ‘like’ our page.
To view the broadcasts as they are live, go to the Facebook page and the stream will appear as the uppermost post. You can click onto the post to see it in full screen, where you can also add your comments. All videos will appear on our Online Services page shortly after broadcast.
OTHER MATERIAL to use during Holy Week here