Holy Week and Easter 2014
- Created: 12 March 2014
The Dean and Chapter welcome you most warmly to Lichfield Cathedral and are pleased to invite you to participate with the community here in our celebration of this Great Week.
This is for Christians the most important week of the year and we would like to share with you our programme of worship and events-the details of which are contained in our Holy Week booklet.
Printed copies of our Holy Week Booklet are now available in the Cathedral, or you can download your copy here.
Entrance to our services is free of charge but donations are most welcome.
It is important to note that booking is essential for the Easter Liturgy Breakfast and the Agape Supper-full details of these events and booking forms are contained within the Holy Week Booklet.
Visitor Information: The Cathedral will be closed to the visiting general public on Good Friday between the hours of 11.40 and 15.15. This is because the solemn Good Friday service will be taking place.
We ask everyone to respect this special day and only enter the Cathedral if they intend to take part in the Good Friday service and we thank you for you co-operation.
Breath-taking Tower Tours Are Back!
- Created: 28 March 2014
Have you got a head for heights? Would you like to be one of the first members of the public since 2010 to make the steep climb up the steps of the Great Central Tower at Lichfield Cathedral?
If so, our famous Tower Tours are back at Lichfield Cathedral from Monday 21 April 2014 (Easter Monday).
Bring along the family for an amazing ‘white knuckle’ experience and once you make it to the top you can enjoy a spectacular birds-eye view of the city of Lichfield and beyond!
As you make your ascent you can marvel at the internal architecture of the Cathedral, and participate in the interactive ‘Tower Education Zone’ located high above the floor of the Cathedral, half way up the Central Tower.
Read more: Breath-taking Tower Tours Are Back!
Holy Writ Exhibition 2014
- Created: 08 January 2014
Holy Writ: Modern Jewish, Christian and Islamic Calligraphy is a major exhibition in Lichfield Cathedral from 26 April to 15 June 2014, displaying work by contemporary calligraphers and lettering artists who, whilst working in the tradition of the three Abrahamic faiths, use modern techniques and ideas to convey the written work.
The exhibition includes sculpture, woodcarving, digital animation and textile art, as well as two-dimensional work.
Leading calligraphers are creating work specifically for the exhibition and some work will be borrowed from the British Museum. Historical context will be provided by the Cathedrals own St Chad's Gospels and by ancient Jewish and Islamic documents from the British Library.
A programme of lectures, discussions and practical workshops, with activities appropriate to all ages and levels of interest, will accompany the exhibition, download the leaflet for more information.
Read more: Holy Writ Exhibition 2014