Category Archives: Lent

Ash Wednesday: 2nd March

Ash Wednesday marks the start of the 40 day season of Lent.

As Lent begins, all Christians are urged to worship God in humble penitence.

We invite you to join us for any of the following services:

9.30am Morning Prayer

11.30am  Said Eucharist with Ashing

5.00pm   Evening Prayer

8.00pm  Sung Eucharist with Ashing

Let us turn to the Lord with prayer and fasting, and He will forgive us our sins .

Holy Week and Easter at St Mary’s

As we enter the most important period in the church year, do join us for as many of these services as you can, as we enter deeply in the mystery of Christ’s Passion and Resurrection together

The services will be in church, unless stated.

Saturday 27th March

  • 5.00 pm Holy Eucharist

Palm Sunday: Sunday 28th March

On Palm Sunday we remember Jesus entering Jerusalem to be greeted by the crowds. We join together in church or in our homes for our 9.30am services including a dramatic reading of the Passion story.

  • 8.00 am Holy Communion
  • 9.30 am Holy Eucharist
  • 9.30 am Morning Service – online

Monday of Holy Week: Monday 29th March

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week, we gather at 8.00 pm for a devotional address to help us enter more deeply into the meaning and events of the last days of Jesus’ life, with Holy Eucharist.

  • 8.00 pm Holy Eucharist with Address

Tuesday of Holy Week: Tuesday 30th March

  • 8.00 pm Holy Eucharist with Address

Wednesday of Holy Week: Wednesday 31st March

  • 8.00 pm Holy Eucharist with Address

Maundy Thursday: Thursday 1st April

Our evening services in church and online at 8.00 pm recall the events of the Last Supper, the washing of feet and Jesus’ gift to us of the Eucharist.

It ends with a vigil, reminding us of the Garden of Gethsemane where Christ in his Sacrament waits; and we watch and pray with him.

Good Friday: Friday 2nd April

Our All Age Service is suitable for everyone. We gather online to offer our songs, prayers and readings as we remember the events of the first Good Friday and Jesus going to the Cross to die for us.

  • 11.30 am Walk of Witness, starting at the Church of St John Fisher
  • 1.30 pm Good Friday Liturgy with Communion

A stark and solemn service offered online at the very time when we recall Jesus hanging on the Cross.

Easter Day: Sunday 4th April

We join in our together in the churchyard and online in our homes to celebrate the risen Christ.

  • 8.00 am Holy Communion
  • 10.00 am All Age Easter Service – in the churchyard
  • 10.00 am Easter Morning Service – online

Watch our 10.00am Easter Service on YouTube, to be broadcast on Sunday 4th April:

Ash Wednesday at St Mary’s

Ash Wednesday is on 17th February this year and it marks the start of the 40 day season of Lent.

Just like our weekend pattern at the moment, we will have both an online service for those who are shielding and a service in church for those who are able to come in person.

The online service will go out via our YouTube channel at 11.30am and will be available to watch then, or at anytime later:

The evening service will be at 7.30pm in church and all are welcome.

Both services will include a short sermon by the Vicar, The Revd Will Gibbs, as we enter this important season of study, prayer and preparation together for Holy Week and Easter.

Details about this and other opportunities for study and worship in Lent can be found via the homepage.