COVID-19 update: The cathedral is not currently open for general visits or tours but remains open for private prayer and reflection 11-3pm (1pm-3pm on Sundays). From the 8th of March, two weekly public services will resume inside the Cathedral, Wednesdays, 12noon, starting 10th March and Fridays, 12noon, starting 12th March. Please continue to check the website for the latest updates. All services will continue to be online, and everyone is welcome to join.

Contemplating Lent: A journey with artist, Sophie Hacker


This year, the Cathedral offers ‘Contemplating Lent – a journey with artist Sophie Hacker,’ an online art experience, in partnership with Hereford Cathedral. 


Each week in Lent, Sophie will offer a work of art relating loosely to the Sunday Gospel, along with a short accompanying video that includes her thoughts on its interpretation.

The art will be displayed on this webpage, on the Hereford Cathedral website and shared across social media, where people are invited to leave their reflections and observations on each piece.

This page will be updated each week so that all of the art is displayed online in one place, starting from Tuesday 23rd February.

For those who would like to meet Sophie and to discuss the series of five, there is a plenary session, hosted on Zoom at 7pm on the 30th March. To register your interest in joining the discussion, please email 


Week 1: Baptism Window

This week, Sophie discusses the first stained glass window she made which is located in the church of St John the Baptist, Hampshire.

Download a text version of the discussion by clicking here.


Week 2: COVID Cross

This week Sophie discusses ‘The Covid Cross’ which she made during Holy Week 2020 – the start of lockdown.

Download a text version of the discussion by clicking here.