Public services will recommence on
Palm Sunday 28th March 2021
All are welcome to our easter services. During Holy Week (the week before Easter) we spend time following Jesus and his disciples from his entry into Jerusalem to the resurrection. It is a wonderful journey and well worth doing completely if you can. We will be holding the services live, but some of them we will be recording for you to dip into during the week
Palm Sunday Communion
at the beginning of this services we bless and distribute palm crosses, we hear the story of Jesus entry into Jerusalem and celebrate with the crowds.
It is traditional as well for the story of the crucifixion to be read. We will be putting this reading online with hymns and Prayers for you to listen to during the week.
this is the day we commemorate the last supper that Jesus had with his friends. The communion service is a chance for us to be there with them on that special evening gathering together round the table. At the end of the ‘meal’ Jesus and the disciples left to go to the Garden of Gethsemane – we prepare the church for Good Friday by stripping out all adornment, laying the table bare. We finish the service by joining the disciples in their vigil ….. the congregation are invited to stay and pray for as long as they need to …. There will be an opportunity to light candles at this point to express our prayers.
this is the day we commemorate the Crucifixion, usually with a meditative reflection service. It will last about an hour with liturgy, readings and hymns which will take us to sit at the foot of the cross for a while. This year it will be a wonderful opportunity for us to lay our feelings about the covid pandemic, our losses and our grief down before we celebrate on Easter Sunday.
this year we have two services on Easter Sunday
the sunrise service is our first opportunity to Greet the Risen Lord. We begin with a lit fire outside the church from which we light the new Easter Candle and process it into church. we then follow with the story of the resurrection and communion. It is a real and joyous celebration.
10.00 benefice communion. An opportunity for us to hear the story of the resurrection and to celebrate together as a family in Christ.
Please see the pages for each month for more details