Lent, Holy Week & Easter at St Paul’s Cathedral

St Paul’s Cathedral invites you to journey with us through Lent and Holy Week as we follow Jesus’ path to his death on the cross and his glorious resurrection on Easter Day.

Lent, Holy Week and Easter include some of the most important dates in the Christian calendar. We follow the story of Jesus’s life, how he faced suffering and death, and inspired many to believe and live a new way of life. St Paul’s will be bringing the opportunity to follow this holy season, with our regular services both in the Cathedral and online.

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday (March 2) with services at 12.15pm and 6.00pm. The Imposition of Ashes will be available at both services.

This year’s Lent Sermon Series will be led by members of the Cathedral’s Ministry Team and explore the theme of Living a Life of Discipleship. Each week’s sermon will be paired with a discussion group to delve deeper into the topic of the week.

Full details of our Lent, Holy Week & Easter Services can be found here.

Overview • Lent, Holy Week & Easter Services

Ash Wednesday | 2 March

  • 12.15pm Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes
  • 6.00pm Choral Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes

Lent Sermon Series | Sundays 6, 13, 20, 27 March & 3 April

  • 8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
  • 9.00am Lent Study Group led by Canon Stephen Ames
  • 10.00am Choral Eucharist
  • 11.15am Lent Study Group led by Cathedral Clergy

Fourth Sunday of Lent | 27 March

  • 4.00pm Mothers Union Lady Day Service

Palm Sunday | 10 April

  • 8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
  • 10.00am Choral Eucharist
  • 1.00pm Mandarin Eucharist
  • 4.00pm Choral Evensong

Holy Tuesday | 12 April

  • 11.00am Diocesan Chrism Eucharist
  • 5.10pm Choral Evensong

Holy Wednesday | 13 April

  • 12.15pm Holy Eucharist & Address
  • 1.00pm Holy Week Lunchtime Concert

Maundy Thursday | 14 April

  • 6.00pm Choral Eucharist

Good Friday | 15 April

  • 9.00am Good Friday Liturgy
  • 1.30pm Stainer’s Crucifixion (Liturgical Performance)

Easter Day | 17 April

  • 6.30am Easter Vigil & Eucharist
  • 10.00am Easter Day Choral Eucharist
  • 1.00pm Mandarin Eucharist
  • 4.00pm Festive Choral Evensong

All our services and events are held in accordance with the latest COVID-19 guidance. Click here to read our COVID-19 Information here.

Many of our Lent, Holy Week & Easter services will be available to watch live on the Cathedral website and via our Social Media Channels. Click here to access our Online Worship Page.