Lent to Pentecost Programme 2015

Spring Programme of Services

Lent to Pentecost

Dates & Time

NB: All Services which say 8am and 10am are Services of Holy Communion to which all are welcome

February

Candlemas – Feast of Presentation of Christ in the Temple February 1

8am (said Service) and
10am(sung Service) with bring and share lunch to follow

Ash Wednesday February 18

6.30pm Services of Holy Communion with the imposition of ashes. All ages are welcome

1st Sunday of Lent February 22

8am (said) and
10am (sung) with the dressing of the Lent Tree Cross

7pm Evening Study and Worship

March

2nd Sunday of Lent March 1

8am (said) and
10am (sung) with the dressing of the Lent Tree Cross
7pm Evening Study and Worship

3rd Sunday of Lent March 8

8am (said) and
10am (sung)
NB:No Evening Study and Worship this week

Mothering Sunday March 15

8am (said) and
10am (sung) The Junior Church Children will be involved withleading the 10am Service. Flowers will be distributed at the end of both Services and there will be an opportunity to light a candle in memory of those who have parented you.
NB: No Evening Study and Worship this week

Passion Sunday March 22

8am (said) and
10am (sung) with the dressing of the Lent Tree Cross
7pm Evening Study and Worship

Palm Sunday March 29

8am (said), and
9.45 am (sung) Prompt start in the Millennium Garden for the reading of the Palm Sunday Gospel and the Blessing of the Palm crosses followed by a procession into the church. The reading of the Passion will take place during the main Service.
7pm Evening study followed by Stations of the Cross

HOLY WEEK

Monday March 30

7.30pm Said Service of Holy Communion

Tuesday March 31

7.30pm Said Service of Holy Communion

April

Wednesday April 1

7.30pm Said Service of Holy Communion

Maundy Thursday April 2

7.30pm Sung Service of Holy Communion with washing of hands and gathering at the end of the Service in the Garden of Repose where the watch with the Blessed Sacrament is kept until midnight.

Good Friday April 3

A Good Friday Children’s workshop of activities will take place from 12 – 2pm
2.00pm Said Service of Holy Communion for children and families.
3.00pm traditional Service of Holy Communion with the reading of the Passion.

Holy Saturday April 4

7.00pm (until 8.00pm) Songs and meditation around the Easter Garden with Biblical Readings and Music

Easter Sunday April 5

6.30am Dawn Service with the Lighting of the Easter Fire followed by Holy Communion.
10.00am Service of Holy Communion for all the family. The commissioning of Ambassadors for Christ.  Easter Eggs will be distributed at the end of both Services.

NB: All Sunday Services beyond the April 5th through to May 17th are at 8.00am and 10.00am

May

Ascension Day – Thursday May 14

6.30pm Service of Holy Communion, with hymns

Pentecost – May 24
Today we celebrate the birthday of the church; the Coming of the Holy Spirit upon all people and Nations.

8.00am (said) and
10.00am (sung)   The Service finishes in the church grounds with the Easter cross being carried out as we share the Good News of Pentecost with the community.