We would like to welcome everyone to join us at Hereford Cathedral this Lent at one of services and events.

Download this year's Lent & Easter Leaflet here (pdf)


For families on Tuesday 21 February from 12 noon we will be holding our Messy Church Shrove Tuesday event. Join us for a day of crafting activities suitable for the whole family and make a selection of Lent themed crafts to take home. We will be having pancakes at 12.30pm! Booking is not required for this event, children must be accompanied at all times.

Download our Lent Tracker here - colour in a leaf each day throughout Lent!


On Wednesday 22 February everyone is welcome to join us for our services to mark Ash Wednesday

8.00 am

Morning Prayer & Litany

10.30 am

Holy Communion with Ashing

5.30 pm

Choral Eucharist with Ashing, sung by Octavo


We will be holding several lectures and events to offer space for reflection and discussion throughout Lent. Please click on the titles below to visit the event page for more details

Lent Lecture Series

Fridays in March, 10.30 am – 12 noon

The Revd Canon Dr Maureen Palmer presents a series of lectures this Lent in the Old Chapel. Each lecture will end with a fifteen minute meditation. Attendees are asked to bring a Bible with them, if possible, the NRSV translation. This event is free to attend – booking is not required.

Lent Retreat: With Jesus in the Wilderness

Saturday 11 March, 10.30 am – 3.30 pm

The Revd Canon Dr Maureen Palmer will lead a Lent Retreat in the Old Chapel this March. This event is free, but lunch can be preordered from the café for £5.50. Due to limited spaces, please book your place in advance online or via the cathedral office

Lent Lunches, 12.30 pm – 1.45 pm

Join us in College Hall for an informal lunch of soup, bread and water with a speaker discussing what Lent means to them. This event is free with a suggested donation of £2.50. Please book your space online by clicking the dates below or via the cathedral office.

1 March – Dean Sarah

9 March – Dr Joy Roderick

16 March – Dr Anthony Evans

23 March – Revd Peter and Revd Janet Bellamy

30 March – Mr Richard Wilmott

6 April – Mrs Anna and Mr Paddy Nugent


The Cathedral has supported several ordinands from the Diocese of Masasi, including Vincent Masimosya who is now teaching at St Cyprian’s College, Rondo through its Lent Appeals. At present the Cathedral is supporting Ezekiel Kyara, a third year student from the Diocese of Tanga. To find out more about this year's Lent Appeal and how to make a donation, download the pdf leaflet by clicking here.


Throughout Lent, there are also many opportunities to join us in worship, our daily* schedule of services is detailed below


Morning Prayer

10.30 am

Holy Communion

8.30am on a Saturday

5.30 pm

Evensong in term-time

except some Wednesdays, please refer to weekly music scheme for details

*excluding Sundays

For more details on our services including our Sunday schedule please view our Pew Sheet or Music Scheme