Holy Week and easter

Palm Sunday – 09 April 2017

8 am  Eucharist with distribution of palms

9.15 am  ‘Joyful Noise Eucharist’ with distribution of palms


with palm procession and dramatic reading of the passion according to St Matthew

 5 pm  Stations of the Cross

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday in Holy Week

8 pm  Eucharist with devotional address each evening

a quiet meditative said service lasting about 30 minutes

Maundy Thursday – 13 April 2017

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another as I have loved you”

10.30 am  Chrism Mass in St Paul’s Cathedral

8 pm  Sung Eucharist of the Lord’s Supper

with mandatum, stripping of the altars and watch at the altar of repose until midnight

Good Friday – 14 April 2017

“Christ was obedient unto death, even death on a Cross…”

11 am  Stations of the Cross for children

lasting 30 minutes, followed by hot cross buns

2 pm  Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Death

Holy Saturday – 15 April 2017

“If we have died with Christ we shall surely live with him…”

11 am  Church cleaning – all help very gratefully received

8 pm  The Easter Vigil & First Eucharist of Easter

Lighting of the new fire, blessing of the Paschal Candle and first Eucharist of Easter

followed by fireworks and bubbly refreshments

Easter Day – 16 April 2017

“Alleluia!  Christ is Risen!  He is risen indeed!  Alleluia!”

8 am  Eucharist

9.15 am  ‘Joyful Noise’ Eucharist


followed by Easter eggs