Holy Week Festival

Each year, in the two weeks preceding Easter Day, Malmesbury Abbey hosts its annual Holy Week Festival. There are many things that you might expect: a daily rhythm of prayer at 9am, an outdoor Palm Sunday service, devotional services centred on the cross on Good Friday and joyous celebrations of the resurrection on Easter Day. But the Abbey also comes alive with jazz, blues, drama, scientific debate, silent cinema, comedy, poetry, classical music, café church and a Stations of the Cross Art Exhibition created by A-level students at Malmesbury School.