Journey through Lent 2021

Journey through Lent 2021: Gloucester Cathedral

We will be marking the season of Lent in a variety of ways in 2021, including:

Ash Wednesday: Wednesday 17 February 4.30pm

Live streamed Sung Eucharist with hymns

If you wish to sign yourself at home with ash on the forehead, or sign one another, at the appropriate point in the service, please have some prepared ash ready. This may be a burnt palm cross, or anything suitable. Please take great care with any preparation. You may prefer simply to sign yourself with your thumb or finger this year.

Click here to join the service

Daily Lent Reflections

We will be posting a daily image and message to accompany people through the journey of Lent on our social media channels, as well as on our website. You can follow us on both  Facebook and Twitter

Lent weekly discussion meeting via Zoom

On Tuesdays, beginning Tuesday 23 February, 7.30pm-8.30pm followed by Compline at 8.30pm.

If you’d like to be included in the Lenten Group Zoom links and don’t already receive these for Zoom worship, please email Canon Richard at

Services by Zoom also continue through Lent:

  • Sunday - 8.30am Morning Prayer (Common Worship)
  • Tuesday - 8.30pm Compline
  • Thursday - 5.30pm Evening Prayer (Book of Common Prayer)

If you would like to be invited to the digital Zoom services, please email Canon Richard:

The Weekly Reflection

A video reflection by a member of the Cathedral Chapter can be seen on our website or social media pages every Friday.

Invitation from Canon Nikki Arthy and the City Parish to join a Lenten Group

In addition, here is an invitation from Canon Nikki Arthy and the City Parish to a Lenten group, running twice weekly, considering Rowan William’s new book of reflections through the pandemic.

Candles in the Dark: Faith, Hope and love in a time of pandemic by Rowan Williams. This is a marvellous book, in short sections and is very accessible.

Click here for details of the Lenten Group

If you would like to be part of this group please email Canon Richard: We can also acquire the book for you and deliver it if you live in Gloucester.

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