Worship

Join us for prayer and worship each day

In the light of guidance from the Government and the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, all services must be livestreamed from individual homes, as church buildings are closed for worship and private prayer.

 

Click on the name of the service below at the times given to access the livestream.

 

Morning Prayer  Monday to Saturday at 8.30 am led by the Bishop from his Oratory Chapel
Said Eucharist Monday to Friday at 12 noon and Saturdays at 3.30 pm
Evening Prayer Monday to Friday at 5.00 pm (Click here to download Evening Prayer Passiontide Order of Service)
Sunday services  at 10.00 am and 3.30 pm

 

Recent services and music reflections can be viewed here.

 

Other services across the Diocese can be viewed here

 

Details of services and resources from the Church of England can be viewed here

Services for Holy Week and Easter 2020

Services for Holy Week led by the Bishops and the Cathedral will be livestreamed from the Cathedral Facebook page. (click on the links below just before the start of the service time)

 

Palm Sunday

10.00 am Eucharist for Palm Sunday  (See pdf of the Order of Service here.)
3.30 pm Evening Prayer led by the Dean

 

Monday to Wednesday
8.30 am Morning Prayer from the Bishop’s Oratory (via the Bishops’ Facebook page)

12 noon Eucharist (Download the order of service here)
7.00 pm Compline with Holy Week address given by Bishop Mike Harrison

Maundy Thursday
8.30 am – Morning Prayer from the Bishop’s Oratory
11.00 am – Diocesan Service of Renewal of Commitment to Ministry led by Bishop Martin
5.00 pm – Evening Prayer
7.00 pm – Maundy Thursday Liturgy led by Bishop Mike

Good Friday
8.30 am – Morning Prayer from the Bishop’s Oratory
12.00 noon – Good Friday Liturgy with addresses given by Bishop Mike
5.00 pm – The Cathedral will be hosting a ‘virtual’ “Come and Sing” of the Stainer Crucifixion. All are welcome to join in. Details to follow.

 

Easter Sunday
5.00 am Dawn Vigil and Eucharist from the Bishop’s Oratory
10.00 am – Eucharist for Easter Day
3.30 pm – Evening Prayer

 

For other Holy Week and Easter services from the Church of England see here

Support Us

With many of our staff members furloughed and our buildings mothballed, we have cut costs back to the bare minimum, and are so grateful for all of you, our friends, congregants and visitors, who continue to donate financially to the Cathedral. In the absence of our regular collection during worship, you might wish to consider making a donation by completing our online form.

Anything you are able to give will be received with our full gratitude, and we will attempt to match your generosity in kind with the continuing provision of remote pastoral care and services.

Organ and Instrumental Reflections

 

Each weekday at 10 am we will post music and words for your enjoyment and reflection. This will be available via YouTube. Click on the link under Title.

 

Thank you to our musicians who had the forethought to pre-record a wide variety of music, anticipating the government’s ‘lockdown’ preventing the spread of COVID-19.

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Accompanying text – by the Precentor of St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Canon Philip Banks:

Thank you to our musicians who had the forethought to pre-record a variety of reflective music for us, anticipating the government’s ‘lockdown’ to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

 

The name “Nimrod” is a play on words: the biblical Nimrod was a great hunter, and the German word for “hunter” is Jaeger – Elgar dedicated this of his Enigma Variations to his friend Augustus Jaeger, who encouraged him to continue when about to give up composing after a fit of depression. In these days of ‘lockdown’ we are aware of so many people being weighed down either by isolation or the demands on them at home or in the workplace. The words of Psalm 91 – which speak of being delivered from ‘the snare of the hunter’ – are, like Elgar’s Nimrod, majestic and powerful: the Psalmist is sure of God’s healing, strength and protection.

WHOSO dwelleth under the defence of the most High: shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say unto the Lord, Thou art my hope, and my strong hold: my God, in him will I trust.

For he shall deliver thee from the snare of the hunter: and from the noisome pestilence.

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Richard Cook – Acting Director of Music