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Palm Sunday is the first day of Holy Week and the Sunday before Easter Day. On this day we commemorate Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem.

10.30am: Procession and Eucharist for Palm Sunday – the service will begin outside the Minster on the South Piazza when a procession led by two donkeys leads the congregation into the cathedral via the West End. The Eucharist will include the Passion Gospel, sung by the Choir of York Minster, and the blessing of palm crosses, as a reminder of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, and what would come afterwards. This service turns from triumph to sorrow, marking the beginning of Jesus’ journey towards the cross.

Part of this service will also be livestreamed from inside the Minster.


4pm: Choral Evensong – A service of Choral Evensong which prepares us for our walk with Christ through Holy Week.

This service will also be livestreamed.


7.30pm: Stainer’s Crucifixion – The Ebor Singers, an associate choir of York Minster, will perform John Stainer’s Crucifixion. The work incorporates congregational hymns with a recounting of the passion of Christ.

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