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Easter at Exeter Cathedral

Find all of the Easter events taking place at Exeter Cathedral during the holidays below:

Bouncing Bunny Origami

Tuesday 2 to Friday 12 April, during Cathedral opening hours

Located in the South Transept, create and colour in your own origami paper bunny which can hop around Exeter Cathedral. Children simply need to follow the instructions on the handout provided. This activity is included in standard Cathedral admission.




Design Your Own Sheep in a Mini Stained-Glass Window

Monday 8 – Friday 12 April, 11am–12pm

Inspired by the design in the Lady Chapel window in Exeter Cathedral, come and make your own mini stained-glass window to hang up or to make into a card this Easter. Did you know Jesus is referred to as “the lamb of God” in the Bible?


Using coloured felt tips, pencil crayons and gold gouache decorate the circle with shapes and design your own mini stained-glass window. Children will learn pencil control, design, painting techniques, and colour coordination.

This workshop is for children aged 6+ and there is a maximum of 15 children per workshop – children may each have up to one accompanying adult with them for free. Participants are asked to come to the welcome desk of the Cathedral and will be collected for the workshop for an 11am start.

Children: £5
Accompanying adults: FREE (one per a child)


Behind The Scenes – The Jubilee Pavement

Tuesday 2 April at 11am
Wednesday 3 April at 11am
Wednesday 3 April at 2pm

Join Cathedral Archaeologist, John Allan, and Architect, Camilla Finlay, for a unique behind the scenes tour of the Quire to learn about the fascinating history that led to the creation of the new Jubilee Pavement.

Adults: £20


The Exeter Cathedral Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday 30 March – Sunday 14 April, during Cathedral opening hours

There are lots of Easter eggs hidden around the Cathedral. Pick up an activity booklet from our welcome desk and count how many you find.

When you think you have found them all, take your booklet to the Cathedral Shop. If you have the correct number you can get a surprise!


What Jesus Did Next: Easter-themed Fun

Wednesday 10 April, 2–3:30pm in the Sacristy

A special Easter talk for children about what Jesus did after his resurrection, his appearances to disciples and his instructions for followers. This fun-packed afternoon will include games, a treasure hunt and biscuit barbecue! Please note that parents and carers are not required to accompany their children at this session.


This event is suitable for children 5-11 years. Refreshments provided.


Library & Archives In Focus: Exeter Book

Saturday 13 April, 11am – 1pm at Exeter Cathedral

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to see the Exeter Book of Anglo-Saxon poetry – the oldest book of English literature in the world, at Exeter Cathedral.  The collection of poetry, including epic poems and nearly 100 riddles, was given to the Cathedral by its first bishop, Leofric, in 1072 and has been here ever since.

This event is included in standard Cathedral admission.


Dramatised Mark

Sunday 14 April 2024 at 6:30pm

Enjoy a dramatised reading of of the Gospel according to St Mark created by Professor Chris Bryan and performed by the Cathedral Players. Using his considerable New Testament scholarship, Professor Chris Bryan has edited the Gospel according to St Mark for public reading and, working with David Gunn-Johnson, has produced a dramatised script for eight voices. Dramatised Mark retells the familiar passages through the eyes, ears, and voices of some of the first witnesses. The audience is also offered a delightful understanding of how Mark’s Gospel came to be written in the first place.

No booking required. Please note that seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Easter Services at Exeter Cathedral:

Maundy Thursday 28 March
8:15am: Morning Prayer
10:30am: Chrism Eucharist with Renewal of Ministerial Vows
5:30pm: Evening Prayer
7:30pm: The Liturgy of Maundy Thursday and an Address from Canon Angela Tilby

Good Friday 29 March
8:15am: Morning Prayer
10am: Good Friday service given by Churches Together across Exeter
1:30pm: The Liturgy of Good Friday and an Address from Canon Angela Tilby
5:30pm: Evening Prayer
7:30pm: Performance of Crucifixion – John Stainer sung by the Exeter University Chapel Choir

Saturday 30 March
8:15am: Morning Prayer
5:30pm: Evening Prayer

Easter Sunday 31 March
6am: Easter Vigil
8am: Holy Communion (BCP)
9:15am: Morning Prayer
10am: Choral Eucharist
11:45am: Choral Matins
4pm: Choral Evensong

Easter Monday 1 April
9am: Morning Prayer on Zoom
11:30am: Choral Eucharist
1pm: Prayers for Wholeness and Healing
3pm Choral: Evensong

The Choral services on Easter Monday will also be sung by members of the Exeter Cathedral Old Choristers’ Association.