Join us at St Mary’s Church to celebrate throughout the Easter season.

Sunday 25th March

10:00amSung Eucharist with Palm Sunday Procession

Join us in the Church Hall to prepare to process into the church with palm crosses, singing as we go, to commemorate Christ's triumphant entry into Jerusalem, riding a donkey.

In place of the Gospel, there will be the traditional dramatic reading of the Passion Narrative, led by Whitkirk Arts Guild and members of the congregation.

Monday 26th March

7:30pmEucharist for Holy Week

We will be celebrating the Eucharist on the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings in Holy Week, as we prepare ourselves for the drama of the Passion from Maundy Thursday onwards.

Tuesday 27th March

7:30pmEucharist for Holy Week

We will be celebrating the Eucharist on the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings in Holy Week, as we prepare ourselves for the drama of the Passion from Maundy Thursday onwards.

Wednesday 28th March

7:30pmEucharist for Holy Week

We will be celebrating the Eucharist on the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings in Holy Week, as we prepare ourselves for the drama of the Passion from Maundy Thursday onwards.

Thursday 29th March

7:30pmMaundy Thursday Sung Eucharist

The day before his execution, Jesus celebrated one last supper with his friends.  Tying a towel round himself, he washed their feet.

As the Passion Narrative gathers pace, we recall the last supper and Jesus washing the disciples feet. We then join with him and the disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane to watch and wait...

All baptised Christians of any age are welcome to share this most holy and special of meals with us.

Friday 30th March

2:30pmLiturgy of the Cross

As Holy Week reaches its tragic climax, join us in spending some time in quiet, standing at the foot of the Cross.

7:30pmStations of the Cross

A contemplative service, walking beside Christ as he journeyed towards Golgotha, 'The Place of the Skull'. 

Throughout Lent, the images of all the Stations of the Cross have been displayed in the church.  In this service, we focus on each one and meditate on its significance.

Sunday 1st April

6:00amEaster Vigil


One of the highlights of our year, the Easter Vigil is the first service of Easter Day.

Come with the women to the tomb, and greet the risen Christ.

The service starts in the dark outside with the Easter Bonfire, before processing into the church by candlelight. 

The sun gradually rises through the East Window, until halfway through all the lights are thrown on, bells are rung and the organ plays a joyful fanfare.

And since it's so early, join us for breakfast in the Church Hall afterwards!

10:00amSung Eucharist of Easter

Join us for our main Easter celebration - normal Sunday Eucharist but with an Easter theme (and lots of Alleluias!).  And there might even be an egg for you at the end..!

Thursday 10th May

7:30pmAscension Eucharist and Confirmations

Following the tragedy of Good Friday and the miracle of Easter, the final twist in the Passion Story is today, as we celebrate Jesus' Ascension into Heaven 40 days after his Resurrection. 

This service has some extra significance for us, as we are joined by Bishop Paul, who will be confirming 5 members of the congregation into the Church. Confirmation is the stage of life where a Christian reaffirms their baptism vows for themselves, after they are usually made on their behalf as a child.

All who have been on our various Nurture courses this year (Faithbook/Pilgrim/FISH) are encouraged to come along and support those who are taking the next steps in their journey of faith, to give thanks for our own journeys over the past year, and to renew our commitment to grow in faith together.