Lent, Holy Week and Easter
Lent begins on Wednesday February 14th
7.30pm Wed Feb 14th Eucharist for Ash Wednesday including ashing.
Ashing is also offered at the said eucharist the next day at 10.00am (Thursday 15th Feb)
Groups will be meeting during Lent
to provide an opportunity to explore our faith with others in a small group. Contact us if you would like to find out more.
Palm Sunday 25th March
10.00am Our eucharist begins by gathering outside the church and blessing our palm crosses, as we remember the time Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey, greeted by crowds with palm branches. This year Palm Sunday falls on a fourth Sunday so it wil be a "Come fourth " style service, followed by making the Easter Garden for All Saints.
Stations of the Cross 25th March
At 6.30pm on Palm Sunday; we traditionally follow the route Jesus walked carrying his cross to Calvary, stopping for a short reflection at each of the stations in the church.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week 26th-28th March
9.00pm - Compline - a short, simple service each evening
Maundy Thursday 29th March
7.30pm Eucharist for Maundy Thursday when we recall the Last Supper which Jesus shared with his disciples.
At the end of the service, the sanctuary is stripped of all furnishings and left bare and dark. We keep watch, recalling the time Jesus spent in prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane in the Lady Chapel, where the sacrament has been placed on the altar.
Good Friday 30th March
8.30am Morning Prayer and Communion from the Pre-sanctified sacrament
from 12 noon the church wil be open for silent prayer
2.00pm Service of readings and hymns for Good Friday
You may also value visiting the different presentations llinked to the Passion story, set up in London Street URC Church (10.00am to 3.00pm on Good Friday and Holy Saturday)
Easter Day 1st April
8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am Easter Eucharist
including lighting the Easter fire and the Easter (Paschal) candle; renewing baptismal vows; ending with an Easter egg hunt