Easter Liturgy

Sunday 4 April
Easter Day at 5.30am
The Easter Liturgy

The lighting of the Easter fire, the proclamation of Easter, the renewal of baptismal vows, and a joyful celebration of Holy Communion in the most liturgically important service of the Christian year.

The President and Preacher is The Very Revd Nicola Sullivan, Dean of Southwell.
The Deacon is The Revd Dr Richard Frith, Canon Precentor.

The Lay Clerks of the Cathedral Choir are directed by Paul Provost, Rector Chori.
The organ is played by James Furniss-Roe, Organ Scholar.
The setting for the Eucharist is Mass for Three Voices by William Byrd (c.1539-1623)

or Watch this service live-streamed online

Please do join in at home as you are comfortably able: you may wish to stand, sit and kneel as you normally would in church (we have included instructions for posture in the order of service for this reason), and/or to speak and sing along with the congregational elements of the service.

A live streaming of service from the Minster will appear below on Easter Day morning. You do not need to sign in to watch it.

If the service doesn't appear, please refresh your browser by pressing F5 in Windows, or Command + R for Mac users.

You can also watch this service on the Southwell Minster Youtube channel: VIEW HERE

Book to attend this service in the Minster

Because of the continued risk from COVID-19 and the continuing restrictions, services will be different in some ways from what you may be used to; all services will be held in the nave, and numbers will be restricted.

We have introduced a booking system to help us manage attendance and keep everyone safe. If you would like to attend this service, please book a place using the form below. Or, alternatively, please call the Vergers’ Office on 01636 817290 and leave a message to book your place. Please note – You may only reserve up to four places when booking online for this service. Please call the Vergers' Office on 01636 817290 if you require more places. If booking by phone, please do so before Saturday at 3:00pm, to ensure that there is sufficient time to process your booking.

The wearing of face coverings is now mandatory in all places of worship, so please bring a mask or other face covering with you unless you have a valid medical reason for not wearing one.

Online booking opens at 9am on the preceding Sunday morning and closes at midnight on Saturday.


Event Details

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  • Venue: Minster & live-streamed online