Lent, Holy Week and Easter

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7:30am Morning Prayer
8:00am Eucharist
8:30am Doors open for sightseeing
12:30pm Eucharist
4:00pm Last entry for sightseeing
5:00pm Choral Evensong

Lent, Holy Week and Easter

Lent is a period of self-examination, reconciliation, self-denial and prayer, culminating in Holy Week when we reflect on Christ’s suffering and death, and Easter when we celebrate the gloriously risen Christ. We invite you to join us for prayer and thanksgiving this holy season.

The St John Passion is free and ticketed.
Unless stated otherwise, choral services are sung by the Cathedral Choir.

Important confirmation information for Diocesan clergy

Every Friday in Lent
3.30 -
Stations of the Cross
A walk through the grounds of St Paul’s with readings and prayers marking the stages of Jesus’ journey to the cross. Meet on the west steps. Followed by Choral Evensong at 5 pm.
Every Sunday in Lent
3.15pm Evensong keeping the rumour of God alive - a Lent sermon series about inspirational people
14 February C. S. Lewis
The Dean
21 February Dolly Parton
The Reverend Canon Tricia Hillas, Canon Pastor
28 February Desmond Tutu
The Reverend Canon Mark Oakley, Chancellor
6 March Janani Luwum
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor
13 March Benedict of Nursia
The Reverend Helen O’Sullivan, Chaplain
Saints  for Our Day
Wednesday 16 March
6.30pm St John Passion JS Bach
This intense masterpiece narrates the events leading to the crucifixion of Christ. Sung by St Paul's Choir and Chorus,with orchestra. 
free tickets available at www.stjohnpassion2016
Sunday 20 March
11am Procession and Sung Eucharist
A dramatic re-enactment of the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, with a procession of palms led by donkeys
Pueri Hebraeorum  Victoria
Hosanna to the son of David  Weelkes
Missa brevis  Berkeley
Priidite poklonimsya  Rachmaninov
Monday 21 March
Tuesday 22 March
Wednesday 23 March
5pm Holy Week Evensong
Thursday 24 March
10.30am The Chrism Eucharist
The clergy of the Diocese gather around their Bishop to renew their ordination vows.
Sung by the St Paul’s Cathedral Consort
Missa brevis  Jonathan Dove
Ave verum corpus  Colin Mawby
Preacher: The Bishop
5pm Maundy Thursday Liturgy
A special celebration of Eucharist with the washing of feet, followed by a silent prayer vigil until midnight.
Gloria (Messe solennelle)  Vierne  
Agnus Dei  Martin
Ubi caritas et amor  Duruflé
God so loved the world  Stainer
Tristis est anima mea  Poulenc
Preacher: The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor
Friday 25 March
10.15am Choral Mattins
The Reproaches  Bairstow
Miserere mei  Allegri
12 noon -
The Three Hours
A sequence of meditations with readings and music for Good Friday. Led by poet, theologian and mediator Pádraig Ó Tuama
4pm Evening Prayer
5pm  Good Friday Liturgy
A profoundly moving and powerful act of worship at the foot of the Cross.
Christus factus est  F. Anerio
St John Passion  Byrd 
The Reproaches  Sanders
Agnus Dei (Mass in G)  Poulenc
Crucifixus [a 8]  Lotti
Saturday 26 March
6pm The Easter Vigil with Confirmation
The celebration of Easter begins with the lighting of the Paschal Candle, with Baptism and Confirmation, and the Eucharist.
Missa brevis  Kodaly
Go down Moses  arr. Tippett
Jubilate Deo  Alec Roth
Sunday 27 March
5.45am The Dawn Eucharist
8am Holy Communion
10.15am Choral Mattins
Te Deum and Jubilate in B flat  Stanford
Preacher:  The Bishop
11.30am Festal Eucharist
Messe solennelle  Widor
Now the green blade riseth  trad. arr. Simon Lindley
Preacher:  The Dean
3.15pm Choral Evensong
Chichester Service  Walton
Rise heart!  Vaughan Williams
Preacher: The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor
6pm Eucharist