7pm 1 April
We recall Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples, before going on to reflect on his betrayal and arrest. The service ends with the dramatic stripping of the altars and the Watch, waiting with Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane. For those who wish to stay (or to leave and return later), the vigil continues until 10.00pm.
The President of the Eucharist is The Very Revd Nicola Sullivan, Dean of Southwell.
The Preacherand Deacon is The Revd Prof. Alison Milbank, Canon Theologian.
The Lay Clerks of the Cathedral Choir are directed by Paul Provost, Rector Chori.
The organ is played by Jonathan Allsopp, Assistant Director of Music.
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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.
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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 3:00pm on Wednesday, 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 the day preceding the service.