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Festival Services

Festival Services

Following Church of England and Government advice the Cathedral is closed and all services are cancelled until further notice. However during this period services are available on line via Worcester Cathedral Facebook page and on our Services page.

When the Cathedral is open and functioning normally, within the Church Calendar year we hold seasonal services in the Cathedral. These are in addition to the regular daily services

When the Cathedral is open, each month we publish a Monthly Service Scheme which details the music and daily services in that particular month. For further information contact the Chapter Office.

 

 

Scroll down to see the seasonal Festival Services marked throughout the year.

2020 Festival Services - From March 2020 until further notices all services are cancelled within the Cathedral, but some services are available to view on-line, posted from our clergy's homes.

Date

Day

Time

Service

Monday 6 January 2020

Epiphany

5.30pm

Sung Eucharist

Sunday 12 January 2020

 

6.30pm

Epiphany Carol Service

Friday 17 January 2020

 

5.30pm

St Wulfstan's Evensong

Sunday 19 January 2020

St Wulfstan's Day

10.30am

Sung Eucharist

Sunday 2 February 2020

 

6.30pm

Readings and Music for Candlemas

Saturday 2 February 2020

Candlemas

5.30pm

Sung Eucharist with Procession of Candles

Wednesday 26 February 2020

Ash Wednesday

5.30pm

Sung Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes

Saturday 29 February 2020

St Oswald's Day

5.30pm

Sung Eucharist

Sunday 22 March 2020

Mothering Sunday

 

 

 

Monday 25 March 2019

The Annunciation of Our Lord

 

 

Saturday 4 April 2020

 

(On line services)

8.30am 
12pm 
6.30pm

Morning Prayer
Station of the Cross
Daily Music from Worcester

Sunday 5 April 2020

Palm Sunday
(On line services)

8.30am

9.30am

10.30am
12pm
6.30pm

Holy Communion for Palm Sunday
Homily podcast from the Dean
Cathedrals' Passion Gospel Reading
Station of the Cross
Daily Music from Worcester 

Monday 6 April 2020

Monday in Holy Week
(On line services)

8.30am


12pm
6.30pm

Holy Communion from the Home of Bishop John
Station of the Cross
Daily Music from Worcester

Tuesday 7 April 2020

Tuesday in Holy Week
(On line services)

8.30am
12pm
6.30pm

Morning Prayer
Station of the Cross
Daily Music from Worcester

Wednesday 8 April 2020

Wednesday in Holy Week
(On line services)

8.30am 
12pm
6.30pm

Holy Communion
Station of the Cross
Daily Music from Worcester

Thursday 9 April 2020

Maundy Thursday
(On line services)

8.30am
12pm
6.30pm
8.30pm


Morning Prayer
Station of the Cross
Daily Music from Worcester
Holy Communion followed by a Watch before the Blessed Sacrament, ending at 9pm

Friday 10 April 2020

Good Friday
(On line services - 
 and during the day a recording from the Cathedral Choir will be posted)

8.30am

12pm
2pm
6.30pm

Morning Prayer with Litany
Station of the Cross
Prayers at the Cross
Daily Music from Worcester

Saturday 11 April 2020

Holy Saturday
(On line services)

8.30am
12pm
6.30pm

Morning Prayer
Station of the Cross
Daily Music from Worcester

Sunday 12 April 2020

Easter Sunday
(On line services - and during the day a recording from the Cathedral Choir will be posted)

8.30am


10am
6.30pm

Holy Communion from the from the home of Bishop John
Sing Resurrection
Daily Music from Worcester

Monday 13 April 2020

Easter Monday
(On line services) 

8.30am
6.30pm

Holy Communion
Daily Music from Worcester

Thursday 21 May 2020

Sunday 31 May 2020

Ascension Day

Pentecost (Whitsunday)

To be confirmed

To be confirmed

Sunday 7 June 2020

Translation of St Wulfstan
(Dedication Festival)

10.30am

4.00pm

6.30pm

Sung Eucharist

Benefactors Evensong

Sung Eucharist

Thursday 11 June 2020

Corpus Christi

5.30pm

Sung Eucharist

Sunday 14 June 2020  

4.00pm

Civic Service

Saturday 4 July 2020

 

2.00pm

Ordination of Priests

Sunday 5 July 2020

 

10.30am

Ordination of Deacons 

Saturday 25 July 2020

3 Choirs Festival

11.00am

Opening Service

Saturday 15 August 2020

The Blessed Virgin Mary

5.30pm

Sung Eucharist

Sunday 4 October 2020

Harvest

10.30am
6.30pm

Sung Eucharist
Farmers' Harvest Service 

Sunday 1 November 2020

All Saints' Day

10.30am

Sung Eucharist

Monday 2 November 2020

All Souls' Day

7.30pm

Sung Eucharist

Sunday 8 November 2020

Remembrance Sunday

10.00am
10.55am
6.30pm

Service of  Remembrance
Act of Remembrance at County War Memorial
Requiem Eucharist

Wednesday 11 November 2020

Armistice Day

10.55am

Act of Remembrance at County War Memorial

Sunday 22 November 2020

Christ the King

6.30pm

Sung Eucharist with Confirmations

Sunday 29 November 2020

Advent Sunday

6.30pm

Advent Candlelit Procession

Sunday 13 December 2020

 

6.30pm

Music and Readings for Christmas

Tuesday 22 December 2020

 

6.30pm

Cathedral Carol Service

Wednesday 23 December 2020

 

6.30pm

Cathedral Carol Service

Thursday 24 December 2020

Christmas Eve

1.00pm

3.00pm
5.30pm
11.30pm

Crib Service

Crib Service
Evening Service with Carols
Midnight Eucharist

Friday 25 December 2020

Christmas Day

10.30am
4.00pm

Sung Eucharist
Choral Evensong

Some dates and service times may change before these events. This page was last updated 15 April 2020