Lent is a season of prayer, fasting and re-focusing on God. The Cathedral has a variety of opportunities for learning, reflection and prayer to accompany your Lent journey. 

Study series offer a chance to grow in faith by diving deeper into various topics.

Book Study: Our Iceberg Is Melting | Mondays from February 27-March 27 | Online 6pm -7:30pm 

The Very Rev. Christopher A. Pappas leads a  four-week, on-line, book study on Our Iceberg is Melting. Purchase the book from your favourite bookseller or find it at your local library. The book explores resiliency through the heartwarming story of Fred the Antarctic penguin and his colony. Their iceberg is....well...melting and action must be taken to survive. Register here to get the Zoom link. (10 spots available) 

Bible Study: “Do not weep, see!” (Rev 5:5) | Tuesdays from  February 28 - April 4 | Online 7:30pm - 9pm 

Claude St. Denis leads this on-line study series exploring the mystery of God’s loving presence as an endless source of hope in the light of the Book of Revelation. Register here to receive the Zoom link. 

Anglicanism 101 | Tuesdays from February 28 to May 2 | Mostly Online from 6pm -7:30pm

The Rev. Adam Dawkins offers this course on the fundamentals of the Anglican tradition. This is suitable for newcomers, long-time Anglicans, and those who want to prepare for Confirmation. It is recommended that participants acquire a copy of the Book of Alternative Services and To Love And Serve: Anglican Beliefs and Practices . Register here to take part. 

Study Series: Matisse and the Colours of Lent | Wednesdays from March 1 - 29 | Online from 6pm 

This study pairs the words of Scripture and the art of Henri Matisse. You are warmly invited to join the Rev. Melanie Calabrigo and the Rev. Clare Morgan for this online contemplative lenten study pairing the words of Scripture and the art of Henri Matisse. Register via Eventbrite to receive the Zoom link and study guide.


This Lent, join The Rev. Clare Morgan and The Rev. Alisdair Smith (and special guests) in a Lenten series exploring logistics and reflections on death and dying.

All sessions take place at 9:15am in the Park Room. Enter via the lower Burrard St. doors. 

February 26 - Planning your Funeral: Join cathedral clergy to explore the best processes and useful tools to plan your funeral. Investing time in this kind of discussion means your family and friends are not left scrambling. 

March 5   -- Wills and Bequests: Join Adam Hartsock and Isabel Romeral an estate lawyer with Farris and Co. for an overview of how to best ensure your estate continues to bring life to your family and good works. 

March 12  – Spirituality and Dementia & Death: Join Clare and Alisdair as they invite you to explore how death and dying, including dementia, can be a journey of spiritual clarity and wonder. 

March 19 – Psychology and Death Psychology and Death: Join Alisdair and Marv Westwood Ph.D. as they consider the psychology around our own mortality.

March 26 – Theology of Death and Resurrection: Clare and Alisdair for a journey of wonder and curiosity as we explore the spirituality of resurrection.

Reflection & Prayer
These events offer a chance to reflect or pray in different ways.

Love. Purpose. Reconcile. Reconciliation Prayer Pole for the Cathedral | March 4 | On-site 12pm

Indigenous elder and designer Rikki Kooy will share story, cultural origins, and an overview of the work of the “Feather Dance” Reconciliation Project. “FeatherDance” is an Indigenous-led, Indigenous, settler, and refugee collaboration intextile arts, with a focus on storytelling, wisdom sharing, relationship building, andcommunity handwork. (The project is an ongoing work of St. Hildegard’sSanctuary.) 

In June 2022, Rikki introduced the creation of a Reconciliation Prayer Pole for theCathedral. This event will continue the ongoing work toward the unveiling and ofthe pole during Holy Week. Materials will be provided for engaging in hands-onwork to add to the project through the creation of reconciliation prayer flags as wecontinue ongoing work toward reconciliation. All are welcome!

This is a free event, but we ask you to register via Eventbrite to ensure we have sufficient supplies for all. 

Labyrinth Week | March 20 - 24 | On-site, Drop-in, 10am -4pm 

Labyrinths are an ancient prayer tool, used by many as a way to release the mind from the myriad of thoughts, and enter into a time of walking in silence and contemplation. The Cathedral’s labyrinth will be available for walking, daily from March 20 to 24 during the Cathedral’s opening hours. Whatever your faith tradition, wherever you may be in your journey, all are welcome to walk the labyrinth. Free of charge. 

Palm Sunday & Holy Week

Palm / Passion Sunday 

8am Holy Communion 

10:30am Choral Eucharist starts with the blessing of palms outside and a procession into the Cathedral, mirroring Jesus' arrival in Jerusalem 

1:30pm Mark the start of Holy Week with this contemporary service with the St. Brigid's congregation. 

Holy Monday  

7:30pm Mass On the World

Holy Tuesday  

12:15pm Chrism Mass with Bishop John Stephens 

5pm - 7pm  Bibliodrama: Improvising the Scriptures 

7:30pm Holden Evening Prayer, led by the Rev. Matthew Senf and Pastor Ingrid Cramer-Dörschel

Holy Wednesday 

7:30pm Tenebrae 

Maundy Thursday 

7:30pm  Maundy Thursday Service with the washing of each other's feet, preceded by a community meal (more details forthcoming)

Good Friday 

10:30am Family Service 

1:30pm Songs for the Road to the Cross

3pm Good Friday Service with veneration of the Cross 

Holy Saturday

8:30pm Easter Vigil