Lent and Easter 2021

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.

In line with Government restrictions regarding coronavirus, please note that most of our services will be online only and all services at the moment are provisional and subject to change and we are not sure just now which ones will be open to a congregation or only available online.

See our page on Lent Courses 2021

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

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

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 - YouTube and Zoom
6.30pm Choral Evensong - YouTube and Zoom

Monday 29th March
8.30am Morning Prayer
9.30am Holy Communion
8.00pm Bible Study and Compline

Tuesday 30th March
8.30am Morning Prayer
9.30am Holy Communion
5.00pm Evening Prayer
8.00pm Bible Study and Compline

Wednesday 31st March
8.00am Morning Prayer
9.30am Holy Communion
8.00pm Bible Study and Compline

Maundy Thursday 1st April
8.30am Morning Prayer
9.30am Holy Communion
8.00pm Choral Eucharist

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 - come and go as you wish

7.30pm Devotional Offering with St Mary's Church Choir and Musicians.  Details to follow.

Easter Saturday 3rd April
7.00pm Service of Light - Admission of children to Holy Communion and Renewal of Baptismal Vows.

EASTER SUNDAY 4th April
6.00am Sunrise Holy Communion
8.00am Holy Communion (1662)
10.00am Holy Communion
6.30pm Choral Evensong