Holy Week


crucifixHoly Week comes at the end of the season of Lent, and it is the week before Easter. As Holy Week approaches, the atmosphere of the season darkens; the readings begin to anticipate the story of Christ’s suffering and death.

The Fifth Sunday of Lent is known as Passion Sunday, named after the reading of the Passion Narrative. On Palm Sunday (the Sixth Sunday) we tell the story of of Jesus from his entrance into Jerusalem and in the hours leading up to His trial and execution by crucifixion.


crossServices for Holy Week

You are invited to join us as we follow Christ's journey through dramatic liturgy, choral music and prayer towards the heart of the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus at Easter. All are welcome.

The days of Holy Week this year:

Day 2018 Date Narrative
Palm Sunday 25th March Jesus enters Jerusalem on a donkey and is hailed by crowds waving palm branches
Maundy Thursday 29th March we commemorate the the Last Supper of Jesus with his Twelve Apostles
Good Friday 30th March a day of sadness and reflection as we recall Christ's death on the cross
Holy Saturday 31st March the Easter Liturgy begins after sundown as we hear about Christ's Resurrection from the dead
Easter Sunday 1st April a day of great celebration to mark the Resurrection of Jesus


 

Worship

 

quote
Why, what hath my Lord done?
What makes this rage and spite?
He made the lame to run,
he gave the blind their sight.
Sweet injuries!
Yet they at these themselves displease,and ’gainst him rise.
Samuel Crossman (1624-1683),
My song is love unknown (1664 )