As well as the traditional Easter Services, to which all are welcome, ‘Stations of the Cross: Via Dolorosa – Christ’s Sorrowful Way, an exhibition by Sara Hayward RCA is on display from 4 to 27 April 2017 in the Dean’s Chapel of the Cathedral.

Worcester based artist Sara Hayward has created a dramatic exhibition this Easter time depicting Christ’s final hours before his death which is open daily from 9am to 4.30pm until 27 April. The exhibition of fifteen colourful oil paintings, and boxes containing contemporary artefacts to aid reflection for visitors, create a poignant sequence about Good Friday.

Sara studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford University, and at the Royal College of Art, London, and when not painting works in the Cathedral’s education department.

Visitors can also experience Easter around the Cathedral with six interactive installations explaining the true meaning of Easter from Palm Sunday, through the Last Supper, to the large scale special Easter garden where Jesus’s tomb has been recreated, transforming the Quire steps with real turf, plants and stone. On Easter Sunday the beautiful garden will come alive as colourful flowering plants, symbolising Christ’s resurrection, are added. The Cathedral is grateful for the donations made for the Easter Garden by David’s Nurseries, St Peter’s Garden Centre, Webbs Garden Centre and Wyevale Garden Centre.

Families can also enjoy climbing the tower, following a safari trail and visiting the café in the medieval Cloister.

Full details of the Easter Services can be found at www.worcestercathedral.org.uk