Join us for Holy Week 2018

Event Information

  • 25 Mar - 01 Apr 18
  • 09.00am
  • FREE

Evensong for Holy Week
During Holy Week, Evensong will be sung daily at 5.15pm (4pm on Sunday).
Enter via South doors 5.00pm

General sight-seeing
Admission from 9.00am (last 4.30pm) unless stated otherwise). Service will take place throughout the day time during your visit; please be mindful of those around you and the worship taking place.

 

Palm Sunday - Sunday 25 March                             
Sung Eucharist and Procession with Palms

Tradional Palm Sunday procession from the centre of York to the Minster for the 10.00am Sung Eurarist.
Meeting at the Mansion House (St Helen’s Square) from 9.45am if you’d like to take part in the procession, or entry to the Minster for the service from 9.00am.

Monday 26 March

François Couperin’s Troisième leçon de ténèbres pour le mercredi saint,7.30-8.30pm and Compline.
Enter via South doors from 7.00pm
 

Tuesday 27 March

The Ebor Singers Reading of the Passion Gospel with Charpentier’s Le reniement de Saint Pierre, 7.30-8.30pm and Compline.
Enter via South doors from 7.00pm


Wednesday 28 March

Stainer’s The Crucifixion, 7.30-9.30pm and Compline.
Enter via South doors from 7.00pm

Maundy Thursday - Thursday 29 March

Chrism Eucharist - 11.00am (Quire)
Entrance via South Doors at 10.15am

The Archbishop of York, Dr John  Sentamu, will bless oils for anointing candidates for baptism and confirmation and for healing. The Archbishop will gather members of the clergy from around the Diocese to renew the vows made at their ordinations.  The Archbishop will wash the feet of 12 people, commemorating Jesus’ washing the feet of his disciples before the Last Supper. 

General sight-seeing -
Admission commences at 1.00pm

Eucharist of the Last Supper - 7.00pm (Nave)
Entrance via West Doors at 6.15pm


Watch of the Passion from 8.15pm until midnight (with Tenebrae at 9.30pm)

Entrance via South Doors from 8.00pm

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, will bless oils for anointing candidates for baptism and confirmation and for healing. The Archbishop will gather members of the clergy from around the Diocese to renew the vows made at their ordinations.  The Archbishop will wash the feet of 12 people, commemorating Jesus’ washing the feet of his disciples before the Last Supper.  At the Eucharist of the Last Supper, the Dean will wash the feet of members of the Minster community. At the end of the service the consecrated bread will be taken to All Saints’ Chapel and will be placed on the altar where it will become the focus of the watch. Kept until midnight, the watch recalls Jesus’ time in the Garden of Gethsemane before his arrest, trial and crucifixion. During the watch, The Ebor Singers will sing the office of Tenebrae, recalling the gathering darkness as we move towards Good Friday.

Good Friday - Friday 30 March  

The Liturgy of Good Friday – 10.00am
The Liturgy of Good Friday includes Bible readings, singing of the Passion from St John’s Gospel, and the procession of a large wooden cross and prayers

Stations of the Cross for families - 11.30am
The Stations of the Cross series will cumulate with the popular family service on Good Friday (11.30am). People are asked to gather in the Chapter House for the start but please feel free to join the journey around Dean’s Park during.

Three Hours Devotion from 12noon - 3.00pm.  

Three Hours Devotion is a service of meditation, hymns and prayers with periods of silence for reflection. Please feel free to drop-in through the duration of the service. All will be welcome throughout.

General sight-seeing -
Admission commences at 9.00am and is FREE all day. Please note however that Good Friday sees a number of services throughout the day and all visitors are asked to be mindful of worship going on around them and be aware that some areas will not be available for various periods of time throughout the day.

Easter Eve - Saturday 31 March

The Easter Liturgy with Baptism and Confirmation from 8.30pm
Doors open 7.30pm

Beginning in darkness, the service will consist of readings telling the story of the liberation from slavery in Egypt of the ancient Israelites, followed by the lighting of the Paschal (Easter) Candle. The proclamation of the Easter Gospel is followed by a procession to the Crypt for baptism, confirmation for candidates associated with the Minster, the annual reaffirmation of baptismal vows and concludes with the celebration of the First Eucharist of Easter.  The President at the Easter Liturgy will be the Archbishop of York.

Easter Day - Sunday 1 April

Our services will celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead.

Holy Communion- 8.00am
Solemn Eucharist – 10.00am
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu will preside
Choral Matins - 11.45am
Solemn Evensong with Blessing of the Easter Garden – 4.00pm.

General sight-seeing -
Admission commences at 1.00pm and is FREE all day. Please note however that Easter Sunday sees a number of services throughout the day and all visitors are asked to be mindful of worship going on around them and be aware that some areas will not be available for various periods of time throughout the day.