The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

Holy Week and Easter at the Cathedral

For the first time since 2019 the Holy Week and Easter ceremonies this year are being celebrated at the Cathedral free of Covid-19 restrictions.

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord began with the blessing of the palms by Bishop Marcus in Victoria Gardens before a procession to the Cathedral where Mass was celebrated by the Bishop in the presence of the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Cllr Asghar Khan.

Photographs of the Palm Sunday liturgy can be viewed here:

A recording of the Mass is available at

As the saying goes “it was a full Cathedral” for the Chrism Mass of 2022, held on the morning of Wednesday 13 April. It was an uplifting expression of unity and community in the Diocese, as clergy, religious and laypeople gathered with our Bishop for Mass, the celebration of which is the source and summit of the Christian life, not least in times that challenge the Church – both Local and Universal.

A recording of the Chrism Mass, including the homily preached by Bishop Marcus, is available by following this link:

A photo gallery from the Chrism Mass can be viewed at

Maundy Thursday, 14 April sees the start of the Easter Triduum.

The following Easter Triduum liturgies, led by Bishop Marcus, will be livestreamed from the Cathedral via:

  • Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Thursday 7.00pm
  • Solemn Liturgy of the Passion, Good Friday 3.00pm
  • The Easter Vigil, Saturday 8.30pm

The Bishop will also lead the Solemn Mass of Easter Sunday starting at 11.00am and this will also be livestreamed..

A photo gallery of each of the Easter Triduum liturgies will be available after the event at