Lent, Holy Week and Easter

Join us to mark the seasons of Lent, Holy Week and Easter at Bradford Cathedral.

Together we share the final days with Jesus in Jerusalem. Our annual pilgrimage takes us to the cross outside the city wall and beyond. We know the story but each year, we share it again and discover more of its relevance and richness. Please share the week with us so that we can rejoice together come the rising of the sun on Easter day.


Digital School Resources.




Events and Services


Services in more detail, with streaming links

For the streaming links for our regular Sunday services, as well as how to book your place, please visit our 'upcoming services' page.

To view the music list for Holy Week and Easter please visit our 'music list' page


Palm Sunday Eucharist (Available until 24th April 2022)

During the Palm Sunday service, in place of a sermon, we hear read the whole of the passion story, read with multiple voices.

YouTube Link | Service booklet


Prof Ben Quash: Holy Week reflections - This is my Body, Given for You (Monday 11th - Wednesday 13th April 2022, 19:30)

Monday - YouTube Link

Tuesday - This service is not available on catch-up.

Wednesday - YouTube Link

Professor Ben Quash is non-residentiary Canon Theologian of Bradford Cathedral, as well as Professor of Christianity and the Arts at King’s College London—a post he has occupied since 2007. 

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week, he presents three talks as part of 'This is my Body, Given for You'

Coming live to Bradford Cathedral via video link, Prof Quash will follow the medieval Christian tradition of reflecting on different parts of Jesus’s body in turn, as a devotional exercise that dates back to medieval times.

"It was this tradition that Buxtehude set to music in what may have been the first ever Protestant oratorio, the Membra Jesu Nostri. And it was the meditation on the last of these body parts - his face - which found its way into our Holy Week worship in the form of the hymn O Sacred Head Sore Wounded.

Our 21st-century journey with Jesus’s body will use a series of works of art by artists both ancient and modern, to aid our meditations."

The daily themes are as follows:

  • Monday On the Feet and the Knees
  • Tuesday On the Hands and the Side
  • Wednesday On the Breast and the Face

You can join these talks in the Cathedral or online, and they are followed by Sung Compline from 8pm - 8:30pm.

You can find out more about Prof. Ben Quash on our website.



The Eucharist - Maundy Thursday (Thursday 14th April 2022, 19:00)

We relive the night of the last supper. This is a communion service with the option of having your feet washed.

Book your place in the CathedralService booklet



The Eucharist - Easter Day (Sunday 17th April 2022, 10:30am)

YouTube Link | Service booklet


Choral Evensong - Easter Day (Sunday 17th April 2022, 3:30pm)

Book your place in the CathedralYouTube Link | Service booklet (coming soon)


Cathedral 101

Here are some videos explaining about some of the days of Lent, Holy Week and Easter



Cathedral Cross

Look how we turned our two Christmas trees into a cross in 2021 in our video, and look out for our 2022 version soon!


Resources for Teachers, Parents and Carers

Visit our digital school resources page to find our Shrove Tuesday, Lent, Holy Week and Easter resources.