This page contains the online worship offering of St Mary’s Cathedral for Holy Week 2020.
The worship for Good Friday will be added on 10 April 2020.
The worship for Maundy Thursday can be found in several videos:
- Three videos that form a service of Holy Communion
- An activity for members of the Young Church and their households.
- An audio narration of readings for The Watch
- The first podcast in a special series for Holy Week entitled ‘Agony, Lamentation and Reunion’
The service is led by the Provost, the Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth. Other voices come from members of the congregation, some of whom are self-isolating at home. The preacher is the Rev Canon Oliver Brewer-Lennon. Robert Mawditt reads the Gospel, Caitlin Wakefield leads the Intercessions, and organ solos are played by Steven McIntyre. Music for the Kyrie and the Sanctus is from Byrd’s Mass for Three Voices sung by the Inns family. Music at communion is the Gregorian chant ‘Ubi caritas’ sung by Morven Bremner, soprano.
As access to the cathedral building restricted, this week’s worship takes the form of a house eucharist hosted by the Provost from his own home.
Download a PDF transcript of the service here:
Online Worship Transcript – Maundy Thursday 2020
The Ministry of the Word
If you would like to make a financial contribution to enable this ministry, please see the stewardship page on this website. If you would like details of how to give by other methods, please contact the cathedral office to be put in touch with the Gift Aid Recorder, Alan McCulloch.
The following videos have been prepared for members of the Young Church by Rosemary Hannah & Sophie Agrell. Access a transcript of this video here:
Transcript of Young Church activity for Maundy Thursday 2020
The audio file linked below contains narration by Brian Toal and Sophie Agrell of readings for The Watch. Please listen to this file after viewing the service above.
Download a transcript at Transcript of readings-for-the-watch-2020
In this podcast, the first in a series of three entitled ‘Agony, Lamentation and Reunion’, art historian Dr Deborah Lewer examines ‘Agony in the Garden’ by sixteenth-century artist Albrect Dürer. Video produced in partnership with the Iona Community. Music: ‘Pange lingua gloriosi corporis mysterium’ (medieval hymn), Steven McIntyre (organ).
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