Holy Week 2020: The Bishop of Chichester and Chichester Cathedral

The Bishop of Chichester, Dr Martin Warner and Chichester Cathedral will be delivering a schedule of live-streamed services for Holy Week 2020.

In unprecedented times and with church buildings across the Diocese of Chichester closed for public worship, Dr Warner will mark the start of Holy Week this coming Sunday (5th April) with a Palm Sunday service live-streamed at 10.30am.

Reflective audio services for Monday 6th, Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th April (7.30pm) will be provided by the Cathedral’s clergy, in which they will talk about the many aspects of Jesus’ final entry into Jerusalem.

On Maundy Thursday (9th April), in place of a diocesan-wide service in Chichester Cathedral when clergy traditionally renew their ordination vows, Dr Warner will lead a short live-streamed liturgy of renewal (12.00pm). In the evening of the same day the Bishop will also celebrate the Eucharist (7:30pm).

Jesus’ death on the cross will be marked by a poignant service led by the Bishop on Good Friday (3.00pm). He will also lead the celebration of the resurrection with a special Easter Day service (10.30am).

Bishop of Chichester, Dr Martin Warner said:

“In these extremely challenging times technology allows us to communicate with many people via the internet and I look forward to joining with the Cathedral to make this possible. Of course, there are some who still do not connect via technology and I know clergy are working hard to make sure that they are not forgotten.”

Dean of Chichester, The Very Reverend Stephen Waine said:

“We are delighted to be working with the Bishop to stream Holy Week services across the Diocese of Chichester and beyond. In these unprecedented times, it is important to develop new ways to continue in our duty, providing people at home with resources and access to worship.”

All live-streamed services for Holy Week 2020 can be viewed on the Diocese of Chichester and Chichester Cathedral websites: