Holy Week is upon us, the heart of the Church’s year and the heart of the Christian Faith. As we follow Christ in his triumphal entry into Jerusalem, his betrayal, the Last Supper, his Passion, Crucifixion, death and resurrection so we come to know a little more deeply in our hearts the depth of God’s love for us. It is this knowledge which, if we choose, can transform our lives, put the trials of this world into context, fill us with the hope and joy of the resurrection and bring us peace.
So may I encourage you to follow as many of the services through this week as you are able. Don’t miss the Easter Liturgy if you can help it and may I wish you a holy and blessed Easter.
10.15am – Palm Procession, from the corner of Swain’s Lane and Brookfield Park
10.30am – Parish Eucharist
Hosanna to the Son of David (Hutchings)
9pm – Compline by Candlelight
7.30 pm – Mass of the Last Super, with foot-washing.
Followed by Vigil Watch until Midnight, with meditations.
Mass for Four voices (Byrd), Ave verum corpus (Byrd), Drop, slow tears (Gibbons)
1.30pm – Liturgy of Good Friday, with Veneration of the Cross
The Reproaches Crux fidelis
7.30pm – Good Friday Recital.
Sophia Brumfitt Maisey, Ruth Shwa, Carola Darwin, Matthew Power.
FREE with retiring collection
9pm – The Easter Liturgy, with the Easter Fire, Exultet, first Mass of Easter and renewal of baptismal vows.
‘Little Organ Mass’ (Haydn) ‘Alleluia’ from Exsultate Jubilate (WA. Mozart)
10.30am – Mass of the Resurrection, with Easter Bunny Hunt.
Missa sine nomine (Viadana), This joyful Eastertide (Wood), Hilariter (trade. English)
All welcome to all services
Morning Prayer and breakfast
11.30am – Eucharist
Come and join our lunches every
Tuesday and Wednesday – £2
12 noon – 1.30pm
Meet new people – make new friends!!
Saturday 15th July – 7pm