Inverness Cathedral Holy Week and Easter Services

March 20, 2018

Holy Week Services at the Inverness Cathedral

Monday 26th March

11.30am Chrism Eucharist with the Blessing of Oils and Renewal of Ordination Vows with Address by Bishop Mark Strange – all are welcome

7.30pm Service of Reflection and Compline


Tuesday 27th March

12noon & 7.30pm  Services of Reflection


Wednesday 28th March

12noon & 7.30pm  Services of Reflection


Maundy Thursday

12noon     Service of Reflection

7.30pm   This service includes the drama of the Last Supper with washing of feet which reminds us of Jesus’ command to “love one another as I have loved you”. This dramatic service concludes with the reading of Jesus’ arrest and imprisonment the night before his trail and the symbolic stripping of the altar as psalm 22 is sung. A silent Watch of prayer then takes place.


Good Friday

10am -11am  Children Activities. Come and hear the story of Easter and help create an Easter Garden. This child-friendly event lasts about hour. The activities are followed by hot cross buns in the Lady Chapel. All are welcome.

12noon  Reflections on the Cross

7.30pm  Stainer’s Crucifixion: This meditation on the Sacred Passion of Jesus is an oratorio composed by John Stainer in 1887 and includes five hymns which the congregation join with the choir of Inverness Cathedral to sing.


Holy Saturday

7.30pm  Easter Vigil. The first Celebration of Easter, with the lighting of the Easter Fire, Paschal candle. This is a beautiful service at which we greet Easter in a dramatic and joyful way giving thanks for the faith that is within us.


Easter Day

8.15am  A quiet , said service of Holy Communion using the traditional language of the 1970 Liturgy.


9.15am  Family Service to celebrate Easter. During the service, children will be invited to help create a lovely display at the back of the Cathedral and what Easter celebration would be complete without an Easter Egg Hunt, which takes place immediately after the service.


11am Choral Eucharist to celebrate Easter


6.30pm Gaelic Eucharist to celebrate Easter