Lent, Holy Week + Easter at Bristol Cathedral

Follow the footsteps of Christ this Lent with our range of Lenten offerings at the Cathedral. Click through to find out more.

Special Services

Festival Eucharist for Palm Sunday

Celebrate Palm Sunday and join in our procession around College Green, led by Ruby the donkey.


  • Sunday 5th April 2020 at 10:00 am

The Passion: Meditation and Music

Join us for a series of meditations, taking place as we walk around the Cathedral reflecting on Christ’s Passion.


  • Sunday 5th April 2020 at 3:30 pm

Membra Jesu Nostri

A meditative service sung by the Fitzhardinge Consort


  • Tuesday 7th April 2020 at 5:15 pm

Compline, with the Lamentations of Jeremiah

A beautiful moment of contemplation during Holy Week, sung by the Lay Clerks and Choral Scholars


  • Wednesday 8th April 2020 at 7:30 pm

Diocesan Eucharist

Blessing the Oils


  • Thursday 9th April 2020 at 10:30 am
TRIDUUM

The Liturgy of the Last Supper

In the first part of the Triduum, join us to hear the Liturgy of the Last Supper, with the washing of feet and watch until midnight at the Altar of Repose.


  • Thursday 9th April 2020 at 7:30 pm

The Meaning of the Cross - for Children

A new Holy Week service for families and children. Everyone is welcome.


  • Friday 10th April 2020 at 10:00 am
TRIDUUM

The Liturgy of the Lord’s Death

In the seond part of the Triduum, join us as we gather for meditations on the cross and hear The Liturgy of the Lord's Death.


  • Friday 10th April 2020 at 1:30 pm
TRIDUUM

The Liturgy of the Lord’s Resurrection

In the final part of the Triduum, join us to hear the Liturgy of the Resurrection and the lighting of the new fire.


  • Saturday 11th April 2020 at 8:30 pm

Festival Eucharist of the Resurrection of our Lord


  • Sunday 12th April 2020 at 10:00 am

Festal Evensong

Choral Evensong for Easter Day, sung by the Great Choir.


  • Sunday 12th April 2020 at 3:30 pm

VE Day Service

A special service to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day


  • Sunday 10th May 2020 at 10:30 am

Choral Eucharist on the Feast of the Ascension

We celebrate the bodily ascension of Jesus to heaven.


  • Thursday 21st May 2020 at 6:00 pm

Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday celebrates the Trinity of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It is also the Feast of Title for us, the Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity.


  • Sunday 7th June 2020 at 10:00 am

Choral Eucharist for the Feast of Corpus Christi

At this special evening service, we reflect on Christ’s body and blood of Holy Communion and celebrate the joy of Eucharist.


  • Thursday 11th June 2020 at 6:00 pm

Choral Evensong attended by Bristol Cathedral Choral Alumni

A celebration of our rich choral tradition with singers past and present.


  • Saturday 11th July 2020 at 3:30 pm
Christmas

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Join us for one of the most-loved traditional Christmas services, as we journey from God's creation to the manger in Bethlehem.


  • Wednesday 23rd December 2020 at 6:00 pm
Christmas

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols - Christmas Eve

Join us for one of the most-loved traditional Christmas services, as we journey from God's creation to the manger in Bethlehem.


  • Thursday 24th December 2020 at 3:30 pm
Christmas

Eucharist of Christmas Night

Welcome in the light of Christmas morning with this special midnight Eucharist


  • Thursday 24th December 2020 at 11:00 pm
Christmas

Christmas Festival Eucharist

Celebrate Christmas morning at the Cathedral


  • Friday 25th December 2020 at 10:00 am

Morning Prayer 8.30am weekdays 

Eucharist 12.30pm weekdays 

Choral Evensong (or Evening Prayer)
5.15pm weekdays, 3.30pm weekends 

Sundays
8.00am BCP Holy Communion 
10.00am Cathedral Eucharist
with Cathedral Kids (term time)
3.30pm Choral Evensong

Please check the Services & Music List for any changes to these times

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