Holy Week & Easter 2024


Details of all Cathedral liturgies, devotions and services.

“During these holy days, let us draw near the Crucified One. Let us place ourselves before him … to take an honest look at ourselves, removing whatever is superfluous. Let us let Jesus regenerate hope in us"

Pope Francis, 5 April 2023 speaking about Holy Week 

For music lists for Holy Week and Easter, see here.

Palm Sunday (24th March)

Masses at 6.30pm (vigil) and 8am, 10am, 11.15am and 6pm.

Palm crosses will be distributed at all Masses. Bishop Patrick will celebrate the 11.15am Mass, where there will be blessing of the palms and a procession. The choir will sing at this Mass. 

Stations of the Cross 4pm

Monday of Holy Week (25th March)

Confessions 12noon-12.50pm

Mass at 1pm

Tuesday of Holy Week (26th March)

Confessions 12noon-12.50pm

Mass at 1pm


Chrism Mass (27th March)

Mass at 11.30am

The Chrism Mass reminds us of our oneness in Christ through Baptism and its holy anointing, made possible by the ministry of the bishop and his priests. Priests, Deacons, Religious and Laity from every part of diocesan life, gather with the Bishop for this Mass and the new oils of Chrism, Catechumens and of the Sick are consecrated.

Confessions 6pm-6.30pm



Maundy Thursday (28th March)

Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7pm, with the washing of feet.

Followed by ‘watching’ at the Altar of Repose (in the Lady Chapel) until 10pm, when the evening will conclude with Compline (Night Prayer of the Church)

Confessions 10.30am-12noon


Good Friday (29th March)

9.30am Tenebrae

10.30am Children’s Stations of the Cross, with music provided by our Girls’ and Boys’ Choirs 

3pm Celebration of the Passion of the Lord

7pm Stations of the Cross, with music provided  by the Cathedral Choir

Confessions 10.30am-12noon and 6pm-6.45pm


Holy Saturday (30th March)

9.30am Tenebrae

8pm The Easter Vigil, celebrated by Bishop Patrick, with the Cathedral Choir singing.

Confessions 10.30am-12noon


Easter Sunday (31st March)

Masses at 8am, 10am (celebrated by Bishop Patrick), 11.15am (with choir) and 6pm.


Please check back nearer the time for additional confession times, orders of service, music and live stream links. All are most welcome to join us for this most precious week and high point of the Christian calendar.