The Holy Week and Easter period is the most important in the church year and a busy time for the Revd Tom Clammer, Canon Precentor and the Cathedral's Head of Liturgy and Music. With over thirty services and events taking place over the seven days from Palm Sunday (20 March) to Easter Day (27 March), the liturgy follows the story of Christ as he makes his journey to the Cross and ultimately to his Resurrection.
The Revd Tom Clammer, Canon Precentor explains: “The mixture of anticipation and celebration that marks out our worship during Holy Week and Easter is embedded in the words we say, the music we sing and in the appearance of the Cathedral itself. It is a moving and dramatic story that sits at the heart of what we, as Christians, believe. It is a time for all people to come together in worship, with several services particularly designed with children and families in mind. The mystical story is brought alive through the re-enactment of Jesus' ride into Jerusalem, with a donkey from Farmer Giles’ Farmstead playing a key role in the Palm Sunday Procession. Of course the whole church keeps this special time, and one mark of our unity is the Churches Together Walk of Witness at 11.00 on Good Friday, 25 March as we recall the death of Jesus. At 5.30am on Easter morning, in a blaze of celebration, we rejoice in Christ's resurrection."