Lent and Easter 2021

Lent Lament & Easter Hope

Lament is part of the Christian journey: our crying out to God for help, for forgiveness and for healing. With Covid-19 we have lost much, people are still suffering and dying, our society is in shock and trauma and there are heavy hearts. In the Bible God’s people lament and through it find strength and a new way of perceiving their lives in the world. We invite you to explore this theme with us so that we might come to Easter and have a personal and genuine sense of resurrection.

All these services are presently planned to be online but we will keep the situation monitored pending Covid restrictions. All information is correct at the time of writing but is, of course, subject to change!

Lent and Easter Brochure 2021 (downloadable version)

Lent and Easter Brochure 2021

Weekly Services

Mondays–Fridays | 8.30am
Live-streamed Morning Prayer

Tuesdays | 7.00pm
Live-streamed Sung Compline with Address
Compline is a short gentle evening service, often said or sung in monasteries. We entrust ourselves into God’s safe keeping. 

Wednesdays
Live-streamed Holy Communion with Lenten Thought for the Day, 1.00pm
Lent Course: Dazzling Darkness, 7.45–8.55pm
Five evenings of meditation, reflection and creative experience on Zoom, discovering what is vital and life-giving in the shadows… 

Sundays | from 10.30am
Morning Service
Focusing on Lament and Penitence as we journey with Jesus; mirroring his time in the wilderness. Pre-recorded services, available on the Cathedral website and YouTube channel.

All live-streamed services will be available to watch for free on Leicester Cathedral’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Pre-recorded services can be watched on YouTube at any time from the time of upload.


Special Services

Ash Wednesday Wednesday 17 February
Ash Wednesday Eucharist | 1.00pm
Live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube.

Ash Wednesday Choral Eucharist | 5.30pm
Live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube. With music performed by the Cathedral Choir.

The Justice Service
Sunday 7 March | from 3.00pm
A pre-recorded release of the annual service. Available to watch on the Cathedral website and YouTube.

Mothering Sunday Service
Sunday 14 March | from 10.30am
A pre-recorded all-age service devoted to Mothering Sunday. Available to watch on the Cathedral website and
YouTube.

Memorial of Lament
Tuesday 23 March | from 7.00pm
A live-streamed service marking the one year anniversary of the first national lockdown. Available to watch on Facebook and YouTube.

Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday Service
Sunday 28 March | from 10.30am
Our pre-recorded weekly Sunday service. Available to watch on the Cathedral website and YouTube.

Holy Week

Maundy Thursday Thursday 1 April
Diocesan Chrism Service | 11.00am
A live-streamed Eucharist, including the blessing of oils and recommitment to ministry.

Maundy Thursday Service | 7.00pm
More details to be announced soon.

Good Friday Friday 2 April
Children’s Good Friday Service | from 10.00am
An online pre-recorded service for all the family. Available to watch on the Cathedral website and YouTube.

Easter Day Sunday 4 April
Festal Eucharist | 10.30am
Live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube.


Art to Inspire 

We are planning some art installations including Tree of Loss:Tree of Hope curated by local artist Sarah Kirby, and The Tree in the Gardens, which will help us mark the changing aspects of Lent from ashes to glory.


Together in Holy Week

A Cry from the Cross
We will provide an online retreat style daily reflection with readings, poems and music. Six Addresses will be given by Bishop Guli and the final address will be given by the Dean. This will run on YouTube and be available from 12.00pm daily from Palm Sunday through to and including Holy Saturday.


Online Events

Thomas Trilby’s Bring ya socks Family Show
6–7 March 2021
A fast moving mixture of circus skills and magic finished off with learning how to juggle – you just need to bring your socks! Available to watch from 10.00am for 2 days.
Tickets £5–10 available from Eventbrite.

An Evening of Poetry with Jay Hulne
19–21 March 2021
Join Jay Hulme, award winning transgender performance poet, speaker and educator, for an evening of poetry coinciding with World Poetry Day. Available to watch from 8.00pm for 3 days.
Tickets £5–10 available from Eventbrite.

An Evening of Blues with Jinda Biant
26–28 March 2021
An evening of blues music from Jinda Biant, “the emblematic poster boy of new music” – BBC Asian Network. Available to watch from 7.00pm for 3 days.
Tickets £5–10 available from Eventbrite.

Easter Trail for Children and Families
From 5 April
Take part in a special Easter Trail, with map, QR codes, an Easter video, and Easter Egg prizes!
More information to come.


All these services and events are presently planned to be online but we will keep the situation monitored pending Covid restrictions. All information is correct at the time of writing but is, of course, subject to change!