Lent and Easter 2021

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window of St Mary's Church

Since early days Christians have observed Holy Week, Good Friday and Easter Day - the time of our Lord’s Passion and Resurrection - with great devotion. Lent is the season of preparation for this great festival, and is traditionally a season of prayer, study and penitence. In the death of Jesus, we see the seriousness of sin and the cost of our forgiveness. Hearing the call to repentance, we renew our commitment to seek to be faithful disciples.

Where a congregation is allowed numbers are restricted and prior booking is advisable. Zoom logins available in our weekly email bulletin.

See our page on Lent Courses 2021

Special Services at St Mary’s in Lent and Holy Week


Login links for Zoom services are in the weekly email bulletin or can be obtained from the Parish Office.

ASH WEDNESDAY 17th February 2021
8.00am Morning Prayer on Zoom
9.30am Holy Communion with ashes on YouTube and Zoom

MOTHERING SUNDAY 14th March
10.00am Family Service - restricted congregation. Not available online.

HOLY WEEK - We warmly welcome you to to join us during this most special week of the Christian Year

PALM SUNDAY 28th March
 

10.00am Holy Communion with Passion reading. President: Rev'd Jeremy Trew. On YouTube and Zoom with restricted congregation. YouTube link  https://youtu.be/Wr9P5bQENt0  Book a place using Eventbrite in the week before at https://10amholycommunion28march.eventbrite.co.uk or contact parish office by the Friday before. You will need the Blue Book for Holy Week  and Hymns and Prayers documents.

6.30pm Holy Week Reflections in Words and Music - pre-recorded on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOP2m70WPEw

Listen to a 19 minute Dramatised Reading of the Passion of Christ from Mark's Gospel on Palm Sunday - Mark 14:1-15:47
 
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Monday 29th March

6.30pm Holy Week Reflections with organ - pre-recorded on YouTube https://youtu.be/3n6rOCc7wD8 

8.00pm Bible Reflection and Compline on Zoom with Rev'd Jeremy Trew. Download Holy Week Compline sheet here.
 

Tuesday 30th March

5.00pm Evening Prayer with Rufus Barnes on Zoom Service sheet here.

6.30pm Holy Week Reflections in Words and Music - pre-recorded on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iu35BCfVMwk

8.00pm Bible Reflection and Compline on Zoom with Rev'd Jeremy Trew. Download Holy Week Compline sheet here.
 

Wednesday 31st March

9.30am Holy Communion on Zoom with Rev'd Jeremy Trew. Download service sheet here.

6.30pm Holy Week Reflections in Words and Music - pre-recorded on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZiAmBiSD8Q

8.00pm Bible Reflection and Compline on Zoom with Rev'd Jeremy Trew. Download Holy Week Compline sheet here.
 

MAUNDY THURSDAY 1st April

9.30am Holy Communion - President Rev'd Paula Griffiths. On YouTube and Zoom with a restricted congregation. YouTube link:  https://youtu.be/jCPLtvlbosY Eventbrite link to book a place https://930amholycommunion1april.eventbrite.co.uk  or phone the parish office before noon on the day before. You will need the Blue Book and Hymns and Prayers documents. Also on Zoom - login details in weekly email bulletin.

12.30pm Holy Week Reflections in Words and Music - pre-recorded on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvVHHEHZMBs

6.30pm Plainsong and Compline on Zoom. Download the order of service here.
 

GOOD FRIDAY 2nd April

We are not able to hold our United Procession of Witness with Churches Together on the morning of Good Friday this year due to pandemic restrictions.

2.00-3.00pm  Hour at the Cross - time for quiet prayer and structured meditation with Rev'd Jeremy Trew. On YouTube and Zoom with a restricted congregation in church. YouTube link https://youtu.be/QJqZYRXCLi8 Book a place in church on Eventbrite https://goodfridayhouratthecross.eventbrite.co.uk or by phoning the parish office before noon on Thursday 1st April. Also on Zoom - login details in weekly email bulletin.

6.30pm Holy Week Reflections in Words and Music - pre-recorded on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkktQ_hDVdU
 

EASTER SATURDAY 3rd April

6.30pm Holy Week Reflections in Words and Music - pre-recorded on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pL7nYPo2M8k
 

EASTER SUNDAY 4th April

8.00am Holy Communion (1662) on YouTube with a restricted congregation in church. YouTube link: https://youtu.be/9xGVmvIv3y0 Book a place in church on Eventbrite  https://8ambcpcommunion4april.eventbrite.co.uk or by phoning the parish office before noon on Thursday.

10.00am Family Communion on YouTube and Zoom with a restricted congregation in church. YouTube https://youtu.be/cMv9D_clpvs Book a place in church on Eventbrite  https://10ameasterdayfamilycommunion.eventbrite.co.uk or by phoning the parish office before noon on Thursday. Also on Zoom - login details in weekly email bulletin. You will need your Blue book for Easter for this service and readings in the Grapevine.

6.30pm Holy Week Reflections in Words and Music - pre-recorded on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcxVmWjkMZ0

Oli Road to EmmausSoundscape - "Jesus on the Road to Emmaus"  - a short piece written by Oli King on piano based on Luke 24:28 - 35. Click here or on the image on the left to listen to this.