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Journey with the Bishops through Holy Week & Easter

Published: 4th April 2020

The Bishops of Worcester and Dudley will be taking to social media during Holy Week and Easter to offer a series of reflections and services for congregations and others to follow online. These daily reflections will add to the 8.30am service and 6.30pm short music recital which are both streamed each day on the Worcester Cathedral Facebook page.

The Bishop of Worcester, Dr John Inge, said: “This is a Holy Week and Easter like no other. It is the most important time of year for Christians when we remember the death and resurrection of Jesus. Although churches are closed, we can still come together virtually in worship and prayer to mark this important season. Parishes are reaching out to their communities in so many different and amazing ways at the moment. We hope that our reflections will add to what they are doing and help provide a focus for all across the Diocese.”

The reflections will be published on the Diocese of Worcester website and social media channels around 11am each day from Palm Sunday (5 April) to Holy Saturday (11 April). On Easter Sunday (12 April), Bishop John will live stream a special Eucharist at 8.30am along with his Easter message. Many parishes will also be reaching out to their congregations during this week with their own reflections on websites and social media as well as opportunities to join morning and evening prayer and an Easter Sunday service through YouTube, Facebook or Zoom.

The Diocese of Worcester online for Holy Week and Easter:

8.30am daily – worship from the Cathedral clergy including:

  • Palm Sunday: Eucharist with the Dean including blessing of Palms
  • Easter Day: Eucharist with Bishop John including a renewal of baptismal vows

11am daily – Short reflection

  • Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday & Easter Sunday: Bishop John
  • Monday: Short film featuring both bishops
  • Tuesday, Wednesday & Holy Saturday: Bishop Martin

6.30pm daily - Short music recital live-streamed from the Cathedral musicians (on the Cathedal Facebook page)

Maundy Thursday : 8.30pm Eucharist led by the Dean with watch before the blessed sacrament.

Easter Day: Easter message from Bishop John.



The Diocese of Worcester is one of 42 dioceses in the Church of England. It covers an area of 671 square miles and includes parishes in the County of Worcestershire, the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, and a few parishes in northern Gloucestershire, south east Wolverhampton and Sandwell.
From: Sam Setchell, Press Officer for the Diocese of Worcester and the Bishop of Worcester.
Tel: 01905 20537 Mobile: 07852 302516
Page last updated: Tuesday 19th May 2020 8:17 PM

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