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  1. Messy Cathedral – The Easter Story

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    Messy Church at Newcastle Cathedral

     

    Interactive children’s service and preparing the Easter garden – an interactive retelling for children, families and the young at heart, followed by drinks and hot cross buns.

    Prepare the Easter Garden
    Craft Activities
    Biscuit Decorating
    Fun for all the Family
    Hot Cross Buns/Drinks

    FREE ADMISSION

    For catering purposes please book a place with Canon Jean: jean.skinner@stnicholascathedral.co.uk.

     

  2. The Liturgy of the Cross

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    The Liturgy of the Cross starting in Cathedral Square with the beautiful voices of the Cathedral Choir – a solemn remembrance of Christ’s sacrifice of love, including the Good Friday Reproaches.

  3. Eucharist of the Last Supper and Foot Washing

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    Eucharist of the Last Supper and Foot Washing – an evocative recollection of the last hours before Christ’s betrayal.
  4. The Chrism Mass

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    A joyful Diocesan service, with the Bishops of Newcastle and Berwick. Blessing of Oils, celebration of Ministries and Holy Communion.

  5. The Ancient Service of Tenebrae

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    Experience the desolation and promise of Holy Week in words and music, including the hauntingly beautiful Miserere by Gregorio Allegri.

  6. Holy Week Sung Eucharist and Homily

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    Holy Week Sung Eucharist and Homily – a simple, plainsong service of Holy Communion with a short reflection.
  7. Palm Sunday Choral Evensong

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    4:00 pm Sundays during term time
    5:30 pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during term time

    The Cathedral Choir (or sometimes a visiting Choir) takes the principal part in this service, in which Psalms are sung, two readings are taken from the bible, the Song of Mary (Magnificat), the Song of Simeon (Nunc dimittis) and an anthem are sung, and prayers offered.

    The congregation is invited to listen and let the music lift up the heart to God.

    The traditional language of the Book of Common Prayer is used.

    This service lasts between 40 minutes (weekdays) to 1 hour (Sundays).

  8. Palm Sunday Sung Eucharist

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    This is the principal service of the week, when the Cathedral community gathers together around the altar to celebrate the Holy Communion, recalling the Last Supper which Jesus shared with his friends on the night before he died, in which he told them to break bread together and to share the cup of wine in remembrance of him. Hymns are sung, in term time the Choir sings a setting of parts of the service, there are bible readings, a sermon and prayers before we share the sacrament together. Mainly modern language is used. This service lasts approximately 75 minutes.
  9. Palm Sunday Procession of Palms

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    Palm Sunday Procession of Palms from the Castle to the Cathedral for a Sung Eucharist with Passion Reading and distribution of Palm Crosses.

    Gather under the railway arch next to the Black Gate, Newcastle Castle at 9:50am to set off at 10:00am.

  10. Passion Sunday Choral Evensong

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    Today we welcome Strathclyde University Chamber Choir who takes the principal part in this service, in which Psalms are sung, two readings are taken from the bible, the Song of Mary (Magnificat), the Song of Simeon (Nunc dimittis) and an anthem are sung, and prayers offered.

    The congregation is invited to listen and let the music lift up the heart to God.

    The traditional language of the Book of Common Prayer is used.

    This service lasts between 40 minutes (weekdays) to 1 hour (Sundays).

    About Strathclyde University Chamber Choir

    Formed in 1980 under the direction of Alan Tavener, and comprising students and staff from Strathclyde University, as well as singers from the wider community in the West of Scotland, the Strathclyde University Chamber Choir has a repertoire ranging from plainsong and renaissance music to 20th century and contemporary pieces. In addition to regular Easter holiday visits to all the great northern English cathedrals, the choir sings occasional services in Glasgow and its environs, and gives two or three concerts a year, as well as undertaking various fundraising events. The choir has championed the work of several young composers, including Toby Young, Alan Craig and Emily Crossland, and has had a long-standing relationship with Sir James MacMillan, for whose son’s wedding in 2018 it was honoured to provide the music. It has also been broadcast on Radios 3, 4 and 2. While in Newcastle the choir will be giving an informal concert to young patients at the Great North Children’s Hospital.