walking the way of the cross

Join Bishop Philip North, Paula Gooder and Archbishop Stephen Cottrell as they pray and reflect upon the 15 Biblical stations of the cross.


Click on the PLAY button below the image on each station to listen to a short reading and reflection.


The Stations of the Cross have formed part of Christian devotion for many centuries because they offer a particularly vivid way of following in the steps of Jesus on the way to the Cross. In the earliest days of Christian pilgrimage, visitors to Jerusalem would walk the path from Pilate’s house to Calvary. In the late fourteenth century, the Franciscan protectors of the holy places in Jerusalem put up images at which people would pause, reflect and pray. Eventually, those pilgrims brought the practice of walking a path of images from Christ’s passion back to their home countries, and many churches have images of the traditional Stations of the Cross on their walls.

listen to an introduction

station 1
Jesus in agony in the Garden of Gethsemane

Mark 14:32-36

listen to Station 1

station 2
Jesus betrayed by Judas and arrested

Mark 14:43-46

listen to station 2

station 3
Jesus condemned by the Sanhedrin

Mark 14:55-64

listen to station 3

station 4
Peter denies Jesus

Mark 14:72

listen to station 4

station 5
Jesus is judged by Pilate

Mark 15:14-15

listen to station 5

station 6
Jesus scourged and crowned with thorns

Mark 15:17-19

listen to station 6

station 7
Jesus scourged and crowned with thorns

Mark 15:17-19

listen to station 7

station 8
Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry the cross

Luke 23:27-31

listen to station 8

station 9
Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem

Luke 23:27-31

listen to station 9

station 10
Jesus is crucified

Mark 15:24

listen to Station 10

station 11

Jesus promises the kingdom to the penitent thief

Luke 23:39–43

listen to Station 11

station 12

Jesus on the cross; his mother and his friend

John 19:26-27

listen to Station 12

station 13

Jesus dies on the cross

Mark 15:34–37

listen to Station 13

station 14

Jesus laid in the tomb

Mark 15:46

listen to Station 14

station 15

Jesus is risen from the dead

from Easter Sunday 4th April


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