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Special Service: Easter Day

Sunday 21 April

We celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ at our Easter Day services. All are welcome. 

5am – Dawn Liturgy with Initiation and the First Communion of Easter
8am – Holy Communion
10am – Matins
11.15am – Sung Eucharist
3.30pm – Evensong


At dawn, a bonfire is lit in the cloister garth, symbolising the creation of light in Genesis, and the triumph of life over death, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The clergy and congregation go in procession into the Cathedral, those seeking confirmation are confirmed and receive their first Eucharist, and others are baptized, symbolising the beginning of a new life in Christ.