Lent & Easter 2018

Lent prayer - God of all comfort where we are stuck, release us; where we have given up hope, inspire us; where we focus only on ourselves, awaken us to the needs of others.  Re-energise us by your Spirit to be the people you are calling us to be; spreading your joy and sharing your love, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

St Mary's is open every day for you!  Pause and ponder at the prayer stations dotted around the church.  Take a Lent prayer, borrow a Lent book, or simply be still for a few moments in God's presence.

Art and Music for Lent

Art and Music for Lent with Rev Iain McKillop - come to one, two or all three Monday evenings (26th February, 5th March and 12th March) from 8 pm to 9 pm in the Church Room.

 

 

Palm Sunday (25th March) 

In the morning there will be services at 8.00 am and 10.00 am at which palm crosses will be blessed and distributed.

In the afternoon between 4.00 pm and 5.30 pm Revd Geoffrey Curtis leads an expedition through the Holy Week story as told by our church windows entitled 'Deep Peace'

 

Lent Supper (Monday, 26th March) Come along to be fed for free and inspired at the beginning of HolyWeek.   The speaker for this Joint Churches event will be from Hope for Justice - an organisation dedicated to ending modern slavery by rescuing victims, restoring lives, and reforming society. To attend please sign the list in church or contact Faith Reynolds (683239).

Maundy Thursday (29th March) - 'Friends, Food and Fellowship - We remember the supper Jesus shared with his friends on the night before he died as we bring and share a meal in the church room (6.30 pm) followed by a Eucharist in Church (8 pm).  See the sign up list in church for what to bring.

 

Good Friday (30th March) -

 

Walk of Witness meet at 10.30 am at St Mary's Church to begin a walk around the village following the symbolic cross which has been signed by members of all the village churches.

 

At the Cross  - 2.00 pm (45 mins) Reflective service of readings, music and prayer 

 

Easter Saturday (31st March) - 6.30 pm (45 mins) service of readings, reflections, music and prayers

Easter Sunday (1st April) - 8.00 am (1662) and 10.00 am Parish Communion to celebrate this Holy Day.