Easter at Gloucester Cathedral

An Easter Message from The Very Reverend Stephen Lake,
Dean of Gloucester

"Easter is our time, the time our faith is seen and believed. The Cathedral joins in this worldwide celebration with joy. You can join in too, read on, and celebrate!"

Come and visit us this Easter where there is something for everyone to enjoy. From quiet, reflective spaces to glorious musical concerts and much more!

Our Easter Events Brochure will tell you all you need to know about Services and Events in the Cathedral this Easter

Holy Week

We begin Holy Week with the Palm Sunday Eucharist and conclude with a Festal Evensong and procession on Easter Day. all are warmly welcome to join us. See all our Holy week services here


J. S. Bach's St John Passion

On Good Friday, come and hear Bach's emotional retelling of the passion of Christ according to St John performed by Gloucester Cathedral Choir and the Corelli Ensemble, conducted by Adrian Partington, in the stunning setting of Gloucester Cathedral. Tickets £10



Younger visitors have plenty to look forward to. "Eggsperience Easter" is a FREE Easter trail that will have children exploring this fantastic building in search of the answer to "What happened on the very first Easter Day?" Bring your friends and family too for a fun day out!



If you love music we have an exciting programme of concerts, recitals and special events with performers from as far field as America, like the Heritage Christian High School Choir, pictured here! Take a look at our What's On pages, where you are sure to find something for everyone to enjoy.


Love art and architecture? Then make sure you book a space on our amazing 3 day Stone Carving CourseHave you noticed marks or symbols in sacred places? Have you wondered where they come from and what they mean? 

This 3 day course focuses on the artistry of stone-carving. Considering the history of symbols and mason marks specific to Gloucester Cathedral, you will use the symbols you see as inspiration for your own stone-carving. 

Happy Easter...