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Worship online

The Cathedral Eucharist

The Cathedral Eucharist will be streamed from the Cathedral at 10.45 am on Sunday 18th October, the Feast of Luke the Evangelist  You will be able to watch on the Cathedral's YouTube channel and follow the order of service

The preacher will be the Revd Adam Dickens, Cathedral and University Chaplain. The sermon will be included in the livestream and will also be available to read here

The preacher last Sunday (11th October) was the Very Revd Dr Peter Robinson, Dean of Derby. The sermon is available to read here

Attend offline: you can attend the service in the Cathedral. Book here. The number of places is limited, so if you book and for any reason cannot attend, please cancel. A few places are held to be available at the door.

This Week @DerbyCathedral is an email bulletin published every Friday with news of services and events in the week ahead. Click the link to read the current edition. It contains a link you can follow to subscribe (top left).

Daily Prayer

Morning Prayer is streamed live from the Canons' houses at 8.30 am from Monday to Friday . You can find this on the Cathedral's Facebook page. The order of service can be followed here or on the free Daily Prayer app for Android/iOs phones. 

October Prayer Diary  

October Music Scheme

Derby Cathedral Flag: October 2020


Cathedral Worship during the Coronavirus lockdown
Updates on services as the Cathedral reopens are here

Cathedral Worship continues online and in the building, with livestreamed services and online resources as listed above. For regular updates and news , follow  the Cathedral on Twitter or Facebook (@DerbyCathedral) and sign up for the Cathedral email updates. This Week @DerbyCathedral is published every Friday with details of services and events on Sunday and the coming week. Derby Cathedral Flag is published monthly with news, pictures, resources, longer articles of Cathedral and general interest, and a regular Letter from the Dean or one of the Canons. The next issue will be on 15th October and the most recent is above. 


The Induction, Collation and Installation of the Dean of Derby

Sermon preached by the new Dean of Derby, the Very Revd Dr Peter Robinson, at his installation on Sunday 19th July 2020.


Listen to Compline in Ordinary Time, sung by the Canon Precentor and the Lay Clerks of the Cathedral Choir (order of service).

Music is posted regularly on Derby Cathedral Music's Facebook page.

Choral Evensong from the archive: listen to a recording of Choral Evensong from 2004 from Derby Cathedral. 

Listen to Music for Eastertide sung by the Cathedral Choir.

Dic nobis Maria - Bassano
This joyful Easteride - Wood
Easter Anthems - Plainson
Ye choirs of new Jerusalem - Stanford
I know that my redeemer liveth - Handel

Compline for Eastertide is led by the Canon Precentor and sung by the Lay Clerks of the Cathedral Choir. Click below to listen and here to follow the order of service. 

Listen to the Cathedral's bells.


Easter Reflections
The lockdown interrupted the Lent series of sermons at Evensong in which each speaker reflected on a hymn written by John Bell and Graham Maule. The texts of those sermons, including the two that were never preached, will be posted here from Easter Monday onwards. 

1. Jesus Christ is waiting - a reflection by the Revd Sheana Barby:  read the reflection and listen to the hymn
2. Lord Jesus Christ, shall I stand still? - a reflection by the Revd James Durrant: read the reflection 


John Bell: Addresses for Holy Week

These are the talks John Bell would have given in Derby Cathedral in Holy Week 2020 - the Cathedral is very grateful to him for supplying the texts, which you can read below. The lockdown made it impossible for John to record the talks, but you can listen to them read by the Acting Dean here as a podcast.  

The Consequences of Being Human (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in Holy Week)
Touched by Pain
Troubled by Religion
Treasured by Women

A Reflection for Maundy Thursday

Five Last Words from the Crowd (Good Friday)
1. Crucify him!
2. Hail, King of the Jews!
3. The sound of weeping
4. Come down!
5. Let God rescue him


Derby Cathedral Flag 28th August

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Derby Cathedral Flag 31st July

Derby Cathedral Flag Friday 24th July

Derby Cathedral Flag Friday 17th July

The Cathedral's sermon archive is here, with lots of talks and other articles to browse.

The Church of England has worship you can watch and prayer resources. The Diocese of Derby has news and resources from around the Diocese.

BBC Radio broadcasts a Daily Service and Sunday Worship. Search for them on BBC Sounds on your computer or use the BBC Sounds smartphone app. You can even listen on the radio – but you need LW for the Daily Service, at 9.45 am every weekday. Sunday Worship is at 8.10 am on FM. If you have a digital radio (DAB) you should be able to get both.

BBC Radio 3 also broadcasts a service of Choral Evensong from different cathedrals and churches around the country at 3.30 pm every Wednesday, repeated at 3.00 pm the following Sunday.

The Visual Commentary on Scripture offers reflections on Scripture focused on works of art.

If you have suggestions for more resources and links for worship and prayer, let us know!