The Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross

Dates and Times for 2024 to be confirmed

The Stations of the Cross have formed part of Christian devotion during Lent and Passiontide for many centuries because they enable us to engage actively with the path of suffering walked by Jesus.

They Stations originated when early Christians visited Jerusalem and wanted to follow literally in the footsteps of Jesus, tracing the path from Pilate’s house to Calvary. Pilgrims would pause for prayer and devotion at various points.

Eventually those pilgrims brought the practice back to their home countries and ever since then Christians of differing traditions have used this form of devotion.

In the late 14th century the Franciscans were given the responsibility for the holy places of Jerusalem and they erected tableaux to aid the devotion of the visitors. These kinds of images are now commonplace inside, and occasionally outside, churches.

Dates and Times for 2024 to be confirmed

Easy to follow, profoundly biblical and a way of entering into “the Way” with body, mind and spirit.

Each Wednesday in March, 6 p.m. at the Minster

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