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Holy Week and Easter

Worship

Holy Week is the most important week of the Christian year, when from Palm Sunday to Easter Day we follow Jesus in the last week of his life. This year we follow St John's account of the Passion, entering into the experience and meaning of those eight days - from Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, through the desolation of his crucifIxion, to his glorious resurrection.

Holy Week Preacher: The Rt Revd Stephen Pedley retired Bishop of Lancaster *

  • The full list of Holy Week services is available here.

Holy Week at Ely

PALM SUNDAY, APRIL 13
10.30am - Procession of Palms & Sung Eucharist
assemble on the East Lawn at 10.15am
4.00pm - Evensong

MONDAY IN HOLY WEEK, APRIL 14
5.30pm - Evensong
7.30pm - Eucharist with address *

TUESDAY IN HOLY WEEK, APRIL 15
5.30pm - Evensong
9.00pm - Compline with address *

WEDNESDAY IN HOLY WEEK, APRIL 16
5.30pm - Evening Prayer
7.30pm - Stations of the Cross - 'Via Crucis' Liszt

MAUNDY THURSDAY, APRIL 17
10.30am - Chrism Eucharist with the Blessing of Oils and Renewal of Ordination Vows
5.30pm - Evensong
7.30pm - The Liturgy of Maundy Thursday, Sung Eucharist and the Washing of Feet *
followed by The Watch of the Passion

GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 18
10.15am - March of Witness from St. Mary's Church
12.00pm - The Preaching and Proclamation of the Cross and the Liturgy of the Sacrament *
4.00pm - Easter Garden - an activity for children
5.30pm - Evensong

HOLY SATURDAY, APRIL 19
5.30pm - Evensong (Lady Chapel)

EASTER DAY, APRIL 20
5.30am - Dawn Vigil, Baptism, Confirmation and First Eucharist of Easter *
followed by a Celebration Breakfast in The Almonry. Breakfast tickets 5.95 (restricted to 50) available from the Box Office 01353 660349
10.30am - Festal Eucharist
4.00pm - Festal Evensong and Procession