Archbishop Bernard's Holy Week Message

For daily Mass readings, click below

Universalis Daily Readings

Holy Week Masses at St Chad's

Holy Week masses will be celebrated by Archbishop Bernard Longley and live streamed from St Chad's Cathedral.

Daily Mass (Mon 6, Tues 7 and Wed 8 April): 12.15pm
Mass of the Last Supper (Thurs 9 April): 7.30pm
Solemn Liturgy, Good Friday (Fri 10 April): 3pm
Easter Vigil Mass (Sat 11 April): 8pm
Easter Sunday Mass (Sun 12 April): 11am
Easter Monday Mass (Mon 13 April):

St Chad's Cathedral

Family Prayer for Holy Week

During these times when families cannot visit one another, and for some that means they are at home by themselves, one thing we can do is unite in prayer.

The family prayer is to encourage families in their homes to put 10-15 minutes aside to join in prayer, they could also join with extended family, agreeing a time to video call and say the prayer together.

For those who live alone perhaps you may consider a parish video call.

DOWNLOAD Family Prayer

Other Events

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday (Virtual) Prayer Walk

Good Friday

A Good Friday virtual Walk of Witness and Blessing from Birmingham church leaders will be published on the website on Good Friday.

Premier Christian Radio presents the Stations of the Cross at 3pm, featuring several voices from the Archdiocese. 

Listen now to Premier Christian Radio broadcast

Easter Sunday

Tune into your local BBC radio station at 8am for Mass with Cardinal Vincent Nichols.


Stations of the Cross for families

Stations of the Cross for children

Easter through Art: the Painter's Path

Rev Dr Adrian Graffy from the Diocese of Brentwood delivers a talk on the Passion Story of Matthew's Gospel.

Matthew's Story of the Passion

A Retreat for Holy Week - A retreat that you can print off and post to someone who is unable to access the web for themselves.

Holy Week Retreat

A Good Friday PowerPoint by Fr Paul Fitzpatrick - based on his lectures at Oscott College.

The Crucifixion of Jesus - Good Friday

Church at Home resources

Worship & Song led by Dan Callow and Emily Clarke from One Life Music.

One Life Music

Cardinal Vincent Nichols on Easter Duties

Cardinal Vincent Nichols on Maundy Thursday

Pope Francis' Holy Week Video

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