Friday Stations of the Passion

February 16, 2024 | 1:00 pm March 22, 2024 | 1:30 pm
St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Stations of the Passion will be on display in the Cathedral throughout Lent for devotional use. The paintings, by artist Iain McKillop, follow Christ’s Journey to the cross from his anointing by Mary of Bethany through to the Resurrection. The first image depicts the 40 days that Jesus spent in the wilderness at the start of his earthly ministry.


Iain McKillop is a renowned British painter and art-historian, and has completed many projects and installations in the field of Christian religious art. Iain has exhibited works in many cathedrals and churches throughout the United Kingdom, and has most recently had his art produced in a joint venture with the Bishop of Chelmsford, the Rt Rev’d Guli Francis-Dehqani and priest-poet Malcolm Guite: Stations of the Resurrection has just been published by Canterbury Press. Iain is an Anglican priest.


Fridays at 1.00 pm
A quiet, devotional service – Stations of the Cross – lasting 30 minutes, will offer a reflection on the paintings each week and will be led by a variety of clergy from across Suffolk. This short meditative service is traditionally offered in churches as part of our preparation for Holy Week and Easter. Do come to experience this way of using the Passion images contemplatively.


  • 23 February – The Rev’d Chris Eyden, Cathedral Learning Manager
  • 1 March – The Rev’d Marianne Atkinson, Spiritual Director and member of the diocesan deliverance group
  • 8 March – Fr John Thackray, priest at St Mary at the Elms and shrine Our Lady of Grace, Ipswich
  • 15 March – Canon Michael Robinson, Cathedral Canon Theologian and Bishop’s Chaplain
  • 22 March – Canon Andrew Vessey, priest, poet and artist