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April

Sun 9th

10am

Palm Sunday Celebrate Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. This service begins with a Palm Sunday drama performed by the children in the Narthex, followed by a lively procession around the lower park with drums & flags & then a dramatic reading of the Passion Gospel in church for the adults, with Palm Sunday activites for children in the Narthex.

Mon

10th

8pm

Stations of the Cross. A devotional and reflective tradition in Holy Week. Using images, Holy Scripture, poetry and music we travel with Jesus on his final journey to the cross.


Tues

11th

7.45pm

Passover Meal. An opportunity to take part in a Jewish Passover Meal and see how it has influenced our understanding of the Eucharist.  Held at St Thomas the Apostle. Joint Churches Together Event. Limited places (22), please sign up at the back of church.


Thurs

13th

8pm

Maundy Thursday. A powerful and moving service where we remember Jesus' last supper with his friends. This service includes optional foot washing. At the end of the service the church will remain open for a vigil in the side chapel until 10pm.


Fri

14th

10am

Walk of Witness starts at St Catherine's and ends at St Thomas the Apostle for tea and hot cross buns. This is a very moving way for adults and children to connect with Jesus' journey as we carry the cross through our local streets.  



1.30 to 3pm

Good Friday Liturgy at St Catherine's. A reflective service with music, readings, silence and art.



Sat

15th

10am to 12 noon

All hands on deck! Get the church ready for Easter! Includes Big Church Clean, Flower Arranging and creating the Easter Garden. Plenty to do for children and adults alike. Come and join in the fun. Tea, coffee and hot cross buns provided.



8pm

Easter Vigil with Easter fire outside, followed by candlelit procession. Suitable for children over 10. (You could come just for the first 10 min for the lighting of the Easter fire with younger children)


Sun

16th

8am

10am

Easter Sunday. Holy Communion (Traditional language)

Easter Sunday Service - Alleluia! He is risen!

Followed by an Easter Egg Hunt for children.


One Minute
in Lent

Daily Meditations for Easter

Stop what you are doing for one minute. Take a deep breath in and a breath out.

This year, we will continue a new series of meditations for Lent; short prayers and words of wisdom that you can read thoughtfully and carry through the rest of your day, a little more conscious of God's love and presence.

Missed One? Don’t worry - all the minutes will be available as a download for you to print or read on this website shortly



Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent. As we move through this important period in the church calendar, there will be reflections and resources to take you to the celebration of Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday.

To prepare you for Lent, we will be running a five week Lent Course on Wednesday evenings. The course is called The Mystery of Everything  and is a new and original Lent course by Hilary Brand, which takes the multi-award winning film about Stephen Hawking, The Theory of Everything, as its starting point. It explores ways in which the mysteries of the universe and of everyday life - and the acceptance that we have more questions than answers - can reinvigorate our faith and spiritual journey.

Finally, take a look at What is Lent?, part of a set of resources that we will add to regularly as we move through Lent. We will update shortly a full list of dates for your diary below, as well as a separate list that you can download and print.