Lent & Easter 2019

During this season of Lent, Holy Week and Easter, in common with our fellow Christians across the globe, we will be marking the life-changing events of Christ’s passion, death and resurrection. See our What's On guide for details about upcoming events.

Please click on any of the dates or names below to read sermons preached during the period of Lent & Easter 2019.


17 March 2019 - Choral Eucharist - Ecumenical Canon Robin Gibbons

St Patrick would have woven the two metaphors together: the redeemed Fox, persistent, faithful, doggedly carrying on, and the Mother Hen, reaching out to all as Christ does, irrespective of who we are. Ecumenical Canon Gibbons explores the metaphors of Fox and Hen to share a particular vision of Christ's salvation on St Patrick's Day.

17 March 2019 - Choral Matins - The Diocesan Canon Precentor

“See, Lord, I can no longer keep silent before the ocean of your grace. I no longer have any idea how to express the gratitude that I owe to you.” The Diocesan Canon Precentor reflects on the message of St Isaac the mystic as we continue our Lenten journey to the Cross.


10 March 2019 - Choral Eucharist - The Succentor

In whatever way you can, may you commit yourself to the study of Scripture and in so doing, may you see more of God, who reveals himself through the word. The Succentor challenges us to enter Lent with a fresh heart to seek God as he is revealed in Scripture.

10 March 2019 - Choral Matins - Canon Harrison

Is life meant to be a continual turning; one continual Lent? Canon Harrison explores the theme of the gravity of grace.


3 March 2019 - Choral Eucharist - The Succentor

Sometimes the vision of God’s glory does come as sheer gift. And sometimes – often, most of the time; it comes through our hard work. The Succentor reflects on the juxtaposition of the Transfiguration and the beginning of Lent and how this resonates in our own lives.

3 March 2019 - Choral Matins - Canon Foot

It matters that we remember the figures of our common past who did extraordinary things for Christ, whose footsteps we struggle to follow. Canon Foot reflects on the life and deeds of St Chad, Bishop of Lichfield and Missionary, 672, who consistently testified to the love of God.


24 February 2019 - Choral Eucharist - Canon Ward

'So many, many thousand years beneath the dust did I in Chaos lie… from out of dust I rise and out of nothing awake.' Canon Ward considers afresh the goodness, beauty, and life-giving hope that genuine creativity brings.

24 February 2019 - Choral Matins - The Succentor

What is the purpose of creation? The Succentor encourages us to keep our eyes open for the glory of God, revealed in the wonders of creation and human creativity.


17 February 2019 - Choral Eucharist - The Diocesan Canon Precentor

Disturb us, Lord. The Diocesan Canon Precentor challenges us to pray that the hardnesses of our hearts and lives be melted and softened by the message of the Gospel.

17 February 2019 - Choral Matins - The Sub Dean

Only in response to God’s infinite compassion may we hope to see and hear clearly and speak and live in righteousness. The Sub Dean explores three themes from this morning's readings: the names of God, the nature of service, and compassion.


10 February 2019 - Choral Eucharist - Canon Foot

Jesus called the apostles to save living souls from the death of sin, and to free them for life in his kingdom, so that they might share in the good news of the gospel in all its fullness. Canon Foot considers how the story of the calling of the first disciples can speak directly to us.

10 February 2019 - Choral Matins - The Archdeacon

'I waited patiently for the Lord.' The Archdeacon explores Psalm 40 as it moves from patient longing, lament and sadness, to joy.


3 February 2019 - Choral Eucharist - The Sub Dean

‘I looked, and lo! the glory of the LORD filled the temple of the LORD; and I fell upon my face’. The Sub Dean considers afresh the act of falling on one's face and the lessons to be learned by it.

3 February 2019 - Choral Matins - Canon Ward

“He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.” In light of Holocaust Memorial Day and the week of remembrance that followed, Canon Ward reminds us that the good we are called upon to do is sometimes necessarily audacious.


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