Easter Vigil with Lighting of the Easter Fire
Saturday 20th April
21:00 - 22:15
Description:The congregation gathers in the darkened Cathedral before this service and the Light of Christ is kindled outside and carried ceremonially into the Cathedral. The Easter hymn of praise, Exultet is sung as the Paschal candle is set in the midst of the Cathedral and then dramatic hymns and readings precede the Proclamation of Easter. A candlelit procession moves around the Cathedral to the font where baptismal vows are renewed, before the procession moves to Cathedral Green for fireworks. There will be a party in the North transept, following the service to which all are invited to bring a bottle!