Everyone is very welcome to join us for any of our services over Holy Week
Please be assured that the church is COVID-secure, with all precautions in place. Face coverings must be worn at all times, and hand sanitiser used on entering the building. All pews and surfaces are disinfected after each service.
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A mixture of said and sung prayers and readings to start the day, led by one of the clergy.
Lasting around 20 mins
The conclusion to the day, sung by one of the clergy from the Book of Common Prayer including prayers and readings from scripture. Lasting around 25 mins
A said service with short readings from scripture, a reflection and prayers before Holy Communion.
Lasting around 30 mins
Marking the start of Holy Week, we gather to remember the entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem and palms are blessed. Then suddenly the tone changes as we hear the Passion Gospel: the betrayal, torture and crucifixion of Our Lord
Lasting around 1 hr 30
Sung Mass of the Lord's Supper
Here we remember the Lord's commandment 'to love one another as I have loved you', in the washing of feet; we remember too His most precious gift to us - His Body and Blood, in Holy Communion. It concludes at the Altar of Repose, where we keep a Watch with the Lord following the end of the service.
Lasting around 1 hr 30
Watch at the Altar of Repose
In response to the invitation of Jesus, a Watch of prayer is kept until midnight at this Altar. All are welcome to spend a little time here in peace and silence with the Lord. Until Midnight.
Celebration of the Passion of the Lord
In a church stripped of all its finery, this simple service consists of St John's Passion, Adoration of the Holy Cross and finally Holy Communion before we leave in silence.
Lasting around 1hr
The First Mass of Easter: we proceed from the Easter Fire with the Paschal Candle entering a church in darkness. As the light spreads, we then hear the scriptural accounts of the plan of our salvation. We then renew our baptismal vows before celebrating the First Mass of Easter with as much solemnity and rejoicing as we can muster; this marks the end of Lent and the beginning of 50 days of feasting, as we give thanks for all that God has done to offer us eternal life and unconditional love.