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Good Friday 2020

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Lent, Holy Week and Easter lie at the heart of the Christian faith. Share this time together as our vast sacred spaces are brought to life with the glory of seasonal worship and music.

Today is a very solemn day for Christians. Good Friday – the Friday before Easter Day – is traditionally a day of fasting and penitence when we remember the death of Jesus on the cross. Christians see in Jesus the very presence and self-giving love of God. In all that he suffered Jesus kept on loving people, even those who killed him. On Good Friday, Christians celebrate the truth that God’s love is stronger than anything that could ever threaten to destroy it.

This Minster is given to prayer and worship today. All are welcome, whether to join in acts of worship, to pray on their own, or just to wander around. We ask that a spirit of reverence and quiet is maintained throughout the day.

Service times:

The Liturgy of Good Friday at 10am
On the day that Jesus died, a large wooden cross is the focus of our contemplation of the generous Jove of God made known in Christ’s giving of his life for the world.

Stations of the Cross for Families at 11.30am

A service for all ages with prayer and singing, meeting in the Chapter House.

Three Hours Devotion at 12noon

When I survey the wondrous cross

Through scripture, stories, hymns, prayers, music and silence we will be challenged and sustained as we survey the wondrous cross from different and unusual paints of view. Led by the Reverend Canon Michael Smith and members of the Minster community.

Choral Evensong at 17.15pm

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