Lent, Holy Week and Easter

Lent begins on Wednesday March 1st

Ash Wednesday

7.30pm  Wed March 1st Eucharist for Ash Wednesday including ashing.

Ashing is also offered at the said eucharist the next day at 10.00am (Thursday 11th Feb)

 

Palm Sunday    9th April

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.

Stations of the Cross 

6.45pm in the church on Sunday 9th April. After we have followed the journey Jesus made, carrying his cross, we shall spend time in quiet, as we do every 2nd Sunday evening.

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Compline wil be said at 9.00pm in the Lady Chapel each evening

Maundy Thursday 13th April

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  14th April

8.30am Morning Prayer and Communion from the Pre-sanctified sacrament

10.00 - 11.00am Good Friday children's activities

from 12 noon the church wil be open for silent prayer

2.00pm  Service of readings and hymns for Good Friday

 

Easter Day 16th 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