Lent and Easter 2019

Crucifixion-8627-2The Crucifixion from the East
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.

See our page on Talks and Study Groups during Lent 2019

Download a programme of Events and Activities in Lent here.

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

ASH WEDNESDAY 6th March
9.30am Holy Communion with ashes
8.00pm Choral Eucharist with ashes

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

PALM SUNDAY 14th April
8.00am Holy Communion (1662)
10.00am Holy Communion with Passion reading
6.30pm Choral Evensong

Monday 15th April
8.30am Morning Prayer
9.30am Holy Communion
8.00-8.45pm Biblical Reflection with Compline (Prayers at the end of the day)

Tuesday 16th April
8.30am Morning Prayer
9.30am Holy Communion
8.00-8.45pm Biblical Reflection with Compline

Wednesday 17th April
8.00am Morning Prayer
9.30am Holy Communion
8.00-8.45pm Biblical Reflection with Compline

Maundy Thursday 18th April
8.30am Morning Prayer
9.30am Holy Communion
8.00pm Choral Eucharist with symbolic washing of 12 volunteers' feet

Good Friday 19th April
10.30am United Procession of Witness - Meet at Abbey Lane in the URC/Salvation Army Car Park and finish with hymns and prayers followed by refreshments at St Mary’s Church

12.00-3.00pm  At the Cross - time for quiet prayer and structured meditation - come and go as you wish

7.30pm Chilcott: St John Passion - Devotional Offering with St Mary's Church Choir and instrumentalists

Easter Eve Saturday 20th April
9.00am Morning Prayer
7.00pm Admission to Holy Communion and Renewal of baptismal vows. This will be followed by our usual Easter Eve Light Supper in the Parish Rooms.

EASTER DAY Sunday 21st April
6.00am Sunrise Holy Communion
8.00am Holy Communion (1662)
10.00am Holy Communion
6.30pm Choral Evensong