Lichfield Cathedral has announced its Easter programme, of services and events, which are free of charge and open to all.
Worship begins with the Palm Sunday procession as we remember Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Palm crosses will be blessed and given to all who take part.
The procession starts from Speakers' Corner on Dam Street on Sunday April 13 at 10.30am and then move slowly through The Close into the Cathedral. And this year a donkey, specially loaned for the occasion, will lead the procession.
Visitors are also invited to come to the Cathedral for an Agape meal, recreating the feasts of early Christians, on Monday April 14 at 7.30pm.
There is also an Easter Breakfast Sunday April 20 following the 5am service.
Booking for meals is essential, by calling 01543 306100 and a small donation towards costs is invited.
Throughout the period of Lent and Easter the cathedral is also hosting Iain McKillop's exhibition of pictures entitled Words of Forgiveness and Hope.
It is in three parts. Gethsemane, a set of paintings in the Lady Chapel, explores Christ's inner struggle. The sequence Seven last words from the Cross show Jesus' sacrifice. Finally, the Seven Songs of Resurrection are meditations on new life.
A detailed programme of all Holy Week and Easter events can be found by visiting www.lichfield-cathedral.org.