Easter 2018 at St Mary’s
Easter time is the most important season in the Christian calendar. During what is called ‘Holy Week’ we remember the events that led up to Jesus’ betrayal by one of his closest friends and his unjust and very cruel execution by a conspiracy of authorities. On Easter Day we celebrate his ultimate defeat of death and all wrong-doing by rising to new life, a new life that gives real hope in all our own pain, guilt and sorrow. God makes this new life available to us all through faith in Him. Please do join us for any or all of our services as we celebrate this amazing good news for everyone. Details are given below or download your own copy of Holy Week & Easter Services here.
Palm Sunday 20th March We celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry to Jerusalem and anticipate the events of Holy Week. Palm Crosses are given out at each of our three Sunday services, at 8.00 am, 10.00 am and 6.30 pm.
Mon 21st March to Thursday 24th March April:
8.15am Morning Prayer and 7.30pm Evening Service each day.
Maundy Thursday 24th March: 7.30 pm to midnight A very moving evening Communion service recalling Jesus’ last meal with his disciples before his execution. Because Jesus washed his disciples’ feet at this meal, we offer foot or hand washing. The service is followed by a quiet vigil. Come when you can, leave when you must.
Good Friday 25th March:
10.30am – 12.30pm Messy Church in the Hall. A fun-filled family event with crafts and activities on Easter themes, most suitable for children of primary age with their parents or carers. Light lunch provided; booking essential! Contact Nicky-Sue on firstname.lastname@example.org