Watch Cathedral Services & Thought for the Day

Tuesday 26th May

•  Thought for the day is based on one of the day’s lectionary readings.  For the Bible online, click the following link – http://bible.oremus.org/ – then choose your version (we use NRSV in church). Copy and paste the reference (1 Corinthians 12. 1-13) into the search box and the passage will be displayed.

Once you’ve read the passage, watch Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day below or click here to view the text version.


Monday 25th May

•  Thought for the day is based on one of the day’s lectionary readings.  For the Bible online, click the following link – http://bible.oremus.org/ – then choose your version (we use NRSV in church). Copy and paste the reference (Luke 12. 32-37) into the search box and the passage will be displayed.

Once you’ve read the passage, watch Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day below or click here to view the text version.


Sunday 24th May – Seventh Sunday of Easter

•  Available to watch from 11.00am, Canon Mark leads a service for the Seventh Sunday of Easter including the Gospel for the day and a short Homily. The service also includes two hymns for all to sing:  ‘Jesus shall reign where’er the sun’ and ‘Lord enthroned in heavenly splendour’. The Organ is played by Stephen Moore, Director of Music.

Organ Music before the service: Chant de Mai – Joseph Jongen

Organ Music after the service: Chorale Prelude on ‘Croft’s 136th’ – C Hubert H Parry

Please click here to view the Weekly Notes for today.


Saturday 23rd May

•  Thought for the day is based on one of the day’s lectionary readings.  For the Bible online, click the following link – http://bible.oremus.org/ – then choose your version (we use NRSV in church). Copy and paste the reference (1 John 2. 7-17) into the search box and the passage will be displayed.

Once you’ve read the passage, watch Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day below or click here to view the text version.


Friday 22nd May

•  Thought for the day is based on one of the day’s lectionary readings.  For the Bible online, click the following link – http://bible.oremus.org/ – then choose your version (we use NRSV in church). Copy and paste the reference (Psalm 81) into the search box and the passage will be displayed.

Once you’ve read the passage, watch Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day below or click here to view the text version.


Thursday 21st May – Ascension Day

•  Available to watch from 6.00pm, Canon Mark leads a service for Ascension Day including the readings for the day and a short Homily. The service also includes two hymns for all to sing:  ‘Hail the day that sees him rise’ and ‘Christ triumphant, ever reigning’. The Organ is played by Stephen Moore, Director of Music.

Organ Music before the service: Heut triumphieret Gottes Sohn, BWV 630 (Today the Son of God Triumphs) – JS Bach

Organ Music after the service: Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 545 – J S Bach


Wednesday 20th May

•  Thought for the day is based on one of the day’s lectionary readings.  For the Bible online, click the following link – http://bible.oremus.org/ – then choose your version (we use NRSV in church). Copy and paste the reference (Psalm 133) into the search box and the passage will be displayed.

Once you’ve read the passage, watch Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day below or click here to view the text version. Today’s video is Part 2 of the St George’s Day video of April 23rd, which you can watch here.


Tuesday 19th May

•  Thought for the day is based on one of the day’s lectionary readings.  For the Bible online, click the following link – http://bible.oremus.org/ – then choose your version (we use NRSV in church). Copy and paste the reference (Acts 16. 22-34) into the search box and the passage will be displayed.

Once you’ve read the passage, watch Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day below or click here to view the text version.


Monday 18th May

•  Thought for the day is based on one of the day’s lectionary readings.  For the Bible online, click the following link – http://bible.oremus.org/ – then choose your version (we use NRSV in church). Copy and paste the reference (Psalm 65) into the search box and the passage will be displayed.

Once you’ve read the passage, watch Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day below or click here to view the text version.


Sunday 17th May – Sixth Sunday of Easter (Rogation Sunday)

•  Available to watch from 11.00am, Canon Mark leads a service for the Sixth Sunday of Easter including the Gospel for the day and a short Homily. The service also includes two hymns for all to sing:  ‘Lord of beauty, thine the splendour’ and ‘How great thou art’. The Organ is played by Stephen Moore, Director of Music.

Organ Music before the service: Chanson de Matin – Edward Elgar

Organ Music after the service: Paean – Kenneth Leighton

Please click here to view the Weekly Notes for today. This coming Thursday is Ascension Day and there will be an additional short service online in celebration of this major feast day.


Saturday 16th May

•  Thought for the day is based on one of the day’s lectionary readings.  For the Bible online, click the following link – http://bible.oremus.org/ – then choose your version (we use NRSV in church). Copy and paste the reference (Luke 6. 12-26) into the search box and the passage will be displayed.

Once you’ve read the passage, watch Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day below or click here to view the text version.


Friday 15th May

•  Thought for the day is based on one of the day’s lectionary readings.  For the Bible online, click the following link – http://bible.oremus.org/ – then choose your version (we use NRSV in church). Copy and paste the reference (Psalm 69) into the search box and the passage will be displayed.

Once you’ve read the passage, watch Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day below or click here to view the text version. The phone number she refers to in the video is for yourneighbour.org – 03003 239952.


Thursday 14th May – St Matthias, Apostle

•  Thought for the day is based on one of the day’s lectionary readings.  For the Bible online, click the following link – http://bible.oremus.org/ – then choose your version (we use NRSV in church). Copy and paste the reference (Acts 1. 15-end) into the search box and the passage will be displayed.

Once you’ve read the passage, watch Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day below or click here to view the text version.


Wednesday 13th May

•  Thought for the day is based on one of the day’s lectionary readings.  For the Bible online, click the following link – http://bible.oremus.org/ – then choose your version (we use NRSV in church). Copy and paste the reference (John 15. 1-8) into the search box and the passage will be displayed.

Once you’ve read the passage, watch Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day below or click here to view the text version.


Tuesday 12th May

•  Thought for the day is based on one of the day’s lectionary readings.  For the Bible online, click the following link – http://bible.oremus.org/ – then choose your version (we use NRSV in church). Copy and paste the reference (Acts 14. 19-end) into the search box and the passage will be displayed.

Once you’ve read the passage, watch Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day below or click here to view the text version.


Monday 11th May

•  Thought for the day is based on one of the day’s lectionary readings.  For the Bible online, click the following link – http://bible.oremus.org/ – then choose your version (we use NRSV in church). Copy and paste the reference (Acts 14. 5-18) into the search box and the passage will be displayed.

Once you’ve read the passage, watch Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day below or click here to view the text version.


Sunday 10th May – Fifth Sunday of Easter

•  Canon Mark and Canon Jan lead a service for the Fifth Sunday of Easter including the Gospel for the day and a short Homily. The service also includes two hymns for all to sing: ‘Praise my soul the king of heaven’ and ‘How sweet the name of Jesus sounds’. The Organ is played by Stephen Moore, Director of Music.

Organ Music before the service: Prelude on ‘Rhosymedre’ – Ralph Vaughan Williams

Organ Music after the service: Postlude – William Mathias

Please click here to view the Weekly Notes for today. Click here for an update on Christian Aid Week 2020 which begins today.


Saturday 9th May

•  Thought for the day is based on one of the day’s lectionary readings.  For the Bible online, click the following link – http://bible.oremus.org/ – then choose your version (we use NRSV in church). Copy and paste the reference (Deuteronomy 15. 1-18) into the search box and the passage will be displayed.

Once you’ve read the passage, watch Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day below or click here to view the text version.


Friday 8th May

•  Today is VE Day. As Europe marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, Canon Mark Preece leads a special service which you can watch below.

The Organ is played by Stephen Moore, Director of Music. The Trumpeters are Ben Halstead and Helen Whitemore. The organ music after the service is Spitfire Prelude (From ‘The First of the Few’) by William Walton.

Click here to view the Order of Service so that you can follow along.


•  Today Canon Jan gives her Thought for the Day on Julian of Norwich, whom the Church remembers today. You can watch the video below or click here to view the text version.

Thursday 7th May

•  Thought for the day is based on one of the day’s lectionary readings.  For the Bible online, click the following link – http://bible.oremus.org/ – then choose your version (we use NRSV in church). Copy and paste the reference (Luke 4. 1-13) into the search box and the passage will be displayed.

Once you’ve read the passage, watch Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day below or click here to view the text version.


Wednesday 6th May

•  Thought for the day is based on one of the day’s lectionary readings.  For the Bible online, click the following link – http://bible.oremus.org/ – then choose your version (we use NRSV in church). Copy and paste the reference (Exodus 33) into the search box and the passage will be displayed.

Once you’ve read the passage, watch Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day below or click here to view the text version.


Tuesday 5th May

•  Thought for the day is based on one of the day’s lectionary readings.  For the Bible online, click the following link – http://bible.oremus.org/ – then choose your version (we use NRSV in church). Copy and paste the reference (Psalm 139) into the search box and the passage will be displayed.

Once you’ve read the passage, watch Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day below or click here to view the text version.


Monday 4th May

•  Thought for the day is based on one of the day’s lectionary readings.  For the Bible online, click the following link – http://bible.oremus.org/ – then choose your version (we use NRSV in church). Copy and paste the reference (2 Corinthians 4. 5-12) into the search box and the passage will be displayed.

Once you’ve read the passage, watch Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day below or click here to view the text version.


Sunday 3rd May – Fourth Sunday of Easter

•  Available to view from 11.00am, Canon Mark Preece leads a service for the Fourth Sunday of Easter including the Gospel for the day and a short Homily. The service also includes two hymns for all to sing: ‘At the Lamb’s high feast we sing’ and ‘I heard the voice of Jesus say’. The Organ is played by Stephen Moore, Director of Music.

Organ Music before the service: Pastorale (from Six Sketches on the Psalms) – Percy Whitlock

Organ Music after the service: Intrada – Grayston Ives

Please click here to view the Weekly Notes for today. Click here for an update on Christian Aid Week 2020 which begins next Sunday.


Saturday 2nd May

•  Thought for the day is based on one of the day’s lectionary readings.  For the Bible online, click the following link – http://bible.oremus.org/ – then choose your version (we use NRSV in church). Copy and paste the reference (Colossians 1. 11-20) into the search box and the passage will be displayed.

Once you’ve read the passage, watch Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day below or click here to view the text version.


Friday 1st May

•  Thought for the day is based on one of the day’s lectionary readings.  For the Bible online, click the following link – http://bible.oremus.org/ – then choose your version (we use NRSV in church). Copy and paste the reference (John 14. 1-14) into the search box and the passage will be displayed.

Once you’ve read the passage, watch Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day below or click here to view the text version.


Thursday 30th April

•  Thought for the day is based on one of the day’s lectionary readings.  For the Bible online, click the following link – http://bible.oremus.org/ – then choose your version (we use NRSV in church). Copy and paste the reference (Psalm 136) into the search box and the passage will be displayed.

Once you’ve read the passage, watch Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day below or click here to view the text version.


Wednesday 29th April

•  Thought for the day is based on one of the day’s lectionary readings.  For the Bible online, click the following link – http://bible.oremus.org/ – then choose your version (we use NRSV in church). Copy and paste the reference (Psalm 34) into the search box and the passage will be displayed.

Once you’ve read the passage, watch Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day below or click here to view the text version.


Tuesday 28th April

•  Thought for the day is based on one of the day’s lectionary readings.  For the Bible online, click the following link – http://bible.oremus.org/ – then choose your version (we use NRSV in church). Copy and paste the reference (Acts 7.51 – 8.1a) into the search box and the passage will be displayed.

Once you’ve read the passage, watch Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day below or click here to view the text version.


Monday 27th April

•  Today Canon Jan gives her Thought for the Day on the Christina Rossetti. You can watch the video below or click here to view the text version.


Sunday 26th April – Third Sunday of Easter

•  Available to view from 11.00am, Canon Mark Preece leads a service for the Third Sunday of Easter including the Gospel for the day and a short Homily. The service also includes two hymns for all to sing: Rejoice, the Lord is king and Christ is the King, O friends rejoice. The Organ is played by Stephen Moore, Director of Music.

Organ Music before the service: Communion from Messe Basse, Op.30 – Louis Vierne

Organ Music after the service: Hymn Prelude on ‘Vulpius’ – Healey Willan

Please click here to view the Weekly Notes for today. We will publish Weekly Notes each Sunday while the Cathedral remains closed.


Saturday 25th April

•  Today Canon Jan gives her Thought for the Day on the Feast of St Mark. You can watch the video below or click here to view the text version.


Friday 24th April

•  Thought for the day is based on one of the day’s lectionary readings.  For the Bible online, click the following link – http://bible.oremus.org/ – then choose your version (we use NRSV in church). Copy and paste the reference (John 6. 1-15) into the search box and the passage will be displayed.

Once you’ve read the passage, watch Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day below or click here to view the text version.


Thursday 23rd April

•  Today Canon Jan gives her Thought for the Day on the Feast of St George, the Patron Saint of England. You can watch the video below or click here to view the text version.


Wednesday 22nd April

•  Thought for the day is based on one of the day’s lectionary readings.  For the Bible online, click the following link – http://bible.oremus.org/ – then choose your version (we use NRSV in church). Copy and paste the reference (Exodus 16. 11-end) into the search box and the passage will be displayed.

Once you’ve read the passage, watch Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day below or click here to view the text version.


Tuesday 21st April

•  Thought for the day is based on one of the day’s lectionary readings.  For the Bible online, click the following link – http://bible.oremus.org/ – then choose your version (we use NRSV in church). Copy and paste the reference (Acts 4. 32-end) into the search box and the passage will be displayed.

Once you’ve read the passage, watch Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day below or click here to view the text version.


Monday 20th April

•  Thought for the day is based on one of the day’s lectionary readings.  For the Bible online, click the following link – http://bible.oremus.org/ – then choose your version (we use NRSV in church). Copy and paste the reference (Colossians 1. 1-14) into the search box and the passage will be displayed.

Once you’ve read the passage, watch Canon Jan’s Thought for the Day below or click here to view the text version.

To watch the Cathedral’s Holy Week and Easter services, click here