Canon in Residence
16 - 23: Charles Taylor, Precentor
24 - 30: George Frost, Treasurer
1 - 13: Tony Barnard, Chancellor
Dean: Michael Yorke
Precentor: Charles Taylor
Organist and Master of the Choristers: Andrew Lumsden

PALM SUNDAY - Sunday 16 April (Decani)

8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) and Blessing of Palms 10.30am The Liturgy of Palm Sunday with the Palm Procession, Sung Passion, and Eucharist
  • Come faithful people traditional
  • Darke in F
  • Christus factus est Anerio
  • St Mark Passion Sanders
  • O living bread Whitlock
  • Hymns 509, 511, 304, 95
  • Preacher: Brother Bernard SSF
  • 3.30pm Evensong
  • Tomkins Responses
  • Psalm(s) 69 vv. 1-18
  • Gibbons (The Second Service)
  • A Litany Walton
  • Hymns 88, 92

  • MONDAY OF HOLY WEEK - Monday 17 April

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 25
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Lady Chapel 12.15pm Holy Week Address I
  • Preacher: Brother Bernard SSF
  • 5.30pm Evensong
  • Ebdon Responses
  • Psalm(s) 41
  • Farrant (The High Service)
  • Vinea mea electa Poulenc
  • 8.00pm Holy Week Address I
  • Preacher: Brother Bernard SSF
  • 9.00pm Night Prayer at the Shrine

    TUESDAY OF HOLY WEEK - Tuesday 18 April

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 55 vv. 12-22
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Chapel of St Chad's Head 12.15pm Holy Week Address II
  • Preacher: Brother Bernard SSF
  • 5.30pm Evensong
  • Ebdon Responses
  • Psalm(s) 27
  • Weelkes (The Short Service)
  • Tristis est anima mea Poulenc
  • 8.00pm Holy Week Address II
  • Preacher: Brother Bernard SSF
  • 9.00pm Night Prayer at the Shrine

    WEDNESDAY OF HOLY WEEK - Wednesday 19 April

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 88
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Lady Chapel 12.15pm Holy Week Address III
  • Preacher: Brother Bernard SSF
  • 5.30pm Evening Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 102 vv. 1-27
  • 8.00pm Holy Week Address III
  • Preacher: Brother Bernard SSF
  • 9.15pm Compline by Candlelight sung by the Vicars Choral in the Lady Chapel

    MAUNDY THURSDAY - Thursday 20 April

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 42, 43
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (BCP) in the Lady Chapel 11.00pm The Eucharist, Blessing of the Oils, and Renewal of Vows of Ministry
  • President and Preacher: The Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of Lichfield
  • 5.30pm Evening Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 39
  • 7.30pm Agape Supper, Sung Eucharist, and the Liturgy of Maundy Thursday followed by the Watch of the Passion until midnight
  • Missa Collegium Regale Howells
  • Ubi caritas Durufle
  • Ave verum corpus Byrd

  • GOOD FRIDAY - Friday 21 April

    12.00pm The Liturgy of Good Friday 12.00 - 12.45 The Litany in Procession and Ministry of the Word
  • The Litany Loosemore
  • O Saviour of the world Ousley
  • 12.45 - 1.30 The Proclamation of the Passion
  • St John Passion Victoria
  • Crucifixus (a8) Lotti
  • Timor et tremor Poulenc
  • 1.30 - 2.15 The Veneration of the Cross sung by the Cathedral Chamber Choir
  • O vos omnes Casals
  • The Reproaches Sanders
  • 2.15 - 3.00 The Celebration of the Eucharist sung by the Cathedral Chamber Choir
  • Mass in the Phrygian Mode Wood
  • Ruht wohl J S Bach
  • 7.30pm Ecumenical Evening Service for Good Friday Evening

    HOLY SATURDAY - Saturday 22 April

    9.30am Morning Worship for Holy Saturday 5.30pm Evensong
  • plainsong Responses
  • Psalm(s) 142
  • Holmes (Fauxbourdon)
  • Tenebrae factae sunt Poulenc

  • EASTER DAY - Sunday 23 April (Cantoris)

    8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am Festal Sung Eucharist of Easter Day (President: The Bishop of Lichfield)
  • Processional Hymn 110
  • Mass in G Schubert
  • Haec dies (a6) Byrd
  • Ave verum corpus Mozart
  • Hymns 296(i), 120
  • Preacher: The Very Reverend Michael Yorke Dean
  • 3.30pm Festal Evensong and Te Deum
  • Rose Responses
  • Psalm(s) 114
  • Dyson in D
  • Rise heart; thy Lord is risen Vaughan Williams
  • Coronation Te Deum Walton
  • Hymns 119, 124

  • Cathedral Choir vacation until Saturday 29 April

    MONDAY OF EASTER WEEK - Monday 24 April

    7.40am Morning Prayer & Holy Communion (Rite A)
  • Psalm(s) 2, 110, 149
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) at the High Altar 5.30pm Evening Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 135

  • TUESDAY OF EASTER WEEK - Tuesday 25 April

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 63, 146
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) at the High Altar 5.30pm Evening Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 115

  • WEDNESDAY OF EASTER WEEK - Wednesday 26 April

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 57, 147 (part 2)
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) at the High Altar 5.30pm Evening Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 66

  • THURSDAY OF EASTER WEEK - Thursday 27 April

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 30, 148
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) at the High Altar 5.30pm Evening Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 116

  • FRIDAY OF EASTER WEEK - Friday 28 April

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 29, 147 (part 1)
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) at the High Altar 5.30pm Evening Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 118

  • SATURDAY OF EASTER WEEK - Saturday 29 April

    9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) at the High Altar 5.30pm Evensong sung by the Choristers
  • plainsong Responses
  • Hymn 107
  • Psalm(s) 103
  • Sumsion in G
  • Now the green blade riseth James

  • THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER - Sunday 30 April (Decani)

    8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am Sung Eucharist (Rite B) sung by the Choristers
  • Processional Hymn 117
  • Missa brevis Britten
  • The Paschal Anthems plainsong
  • O mysterium ineffabile Lallouette
  • Hymns 125 vv. 1-8, 118
  • Preacher: The Venerable George Frost Treasurer and Archdeacon of Lichfield
  • 3.30pm Evensong sung by the Choristers
  • plainsong Responses
  • Psalm(s) 143 vv. 1-11
  • Dyson in C minor
  • An Easter Sequence (part 1) Leighton
  • Hymns 115, 351

  • PHILIP AND JAMES, APOSTLES - Monday 1 May

    7.40am Morning Prayer & Holy Communion (Rite A)
  • Psalm(s) 139
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) at the High Altar 5.30pm Evensong
  • Smith Responses
  • Hymn 464
  • Psalm(s) 149
  • Moeran in D
  • O how glorious Harwood

  • GEORGE, MARTYR, PATRON OF ENGLAND c. 304 (transferred from 23 April) - Tuesday 2 May

    7.40am Morning Prayer and Holy Communion (Rite A)
  • Psalm(s) 5
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) at the High Altar 5.30pm Evensong
  • Smith Responses
  • Hymn 162
  • Psalm(s) 3, 11
  • Brewer in E flat
  • I was glad Parry

  • MARK THE EVANGELIST (transferred from 25 April) - Wednesday 3 May

    7.40am Morning Prayer and Holy Communion (Rite A)
  • Psalm(s) 37 vv. 23-40
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) at the High Altar 5.30pm Evensong
  • Smith Responses
  • Hymn 163
  • Psalm(s) 45
  • Tomkins (The Second Service)
  • O quam gloriosum Victoria

  • Thursday 4 May - The English Saints and Martyrs of the Reformation Era

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 19, 20, 21
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (BCP) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evening Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 22, 23

  • Friday 5 May

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 24, 25, 26
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evensong
  • Leighton Responses
  • Psalm(s) 27, 28, 29
  • Watson in E
  • Christ is risen Joubert

  • Saturday 6 May

    9.30am Morning Prayer & Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Chapel of St Michael
  • Psalm(s) 30, 31
  • 5.30pm Evensong
  • Leighton Responses
  • Hymn 351
  • Psalm(s) 32, 33, 34
  • Noble in A minor
  • If we believe that Jesus died Goss

  • THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER - Sunday 7 May (Cantoris)

    8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am Sung Eucharist (Rite B)
  • Psalm(s) 4 vv. 1-5
  • Missa brevis Leighton
  • Now the green blade riseth arr. Lumsden
  • Let all mortal flesh Bairstow
  • Hymns 101(ii) [omit vv. 3, 5, & 6], 104, 114
  • Preacher: Canon Charles Taylor Precentor
  • 3.30pm 'Breaking the Chains' - Service for Christian Aid
  • Leighton Responses
  • Howells in G
  • My beloved spake Hadley
  • Preacher: Professor John Hull

  • Monday 8 May - Julian of Norwich, Spiritual Writer c. 1417

    7.40am Morning Prayer & Holy Communion (Rite A)
  • Psalm(s) 38, 39, 40
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evensong
  • Byrd Responses
  • Psalm(s) 41, 42, 43
  • Byrd (The Second Service)
  • When Israel came out of Egypt East

  • Tuesday 9 May

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 44, 45, 46
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Chapel of St Chad's Head 5.30pm Evensong
  • Byrd Responses
  • Psalm(s) 47, 48, 49
  • John Alcock (The Verse Service)
  • Terra tremuit Byrd

  • Wednesday 10 May

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 50, 51, 52
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evening Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 53, 54, 55

  • Thursday 11 May

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 56, 57
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (BCP) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evensong sung by the Vicars Choral in the Lady Chapel
  • Spicer Responses
  • Psalm(s) 59, 60, 61
  • Magnificat Morley (Fauxbourdon)
  • Nunc dimittis Josquin
  • Haec dies (a3) Byrd

  • Friday 12 May

    7.40am Morning Prayer
  • Psalm(s) 62, 63, 64
  • 9.30am Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Lady Chapel 5.30pm Evensong
  • Reading Responses
  • Psalm(s) 65, 66, 67
  • Weelkes (The First Service)
  • Surgens Jesus Joubert

  • Saturday 13 May

    9.30am Morning Prayer & Holy Communion (Rite A) in the Chapel of St Michael
  • Psalm(s) 68
  • 5.30pm Evensong
  • Reading Responses
  • Hymn 118
  • Psalm(s) 69, 70
  • Humfrey in E minor
  • Gloria in excelsis deo Weelkes

  • last updated: 13 April, 2000
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