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

Wednesday 6 March

9.30 amSaid Eucharist with imposition of ashes

Using ash made from last year's Palm Crosses, Lent begins with a cross inscribed on each person's forehead as a reminder that we are dust, and to dust we shall return...

7.30 pmSung Eucharist with imposition of Ashes

Using ash made from last year's Palm Crosses, Lent begins with a cross inscribed on each person's forehead as a reminder that we are dust, and to dust we shall return...

Sunday 14 April

10.00 amSung Eucharist with procession and dramatic reading of the Passion

Monday 15 April

11.30 amBible study - all welcome

Spend a bit of time with Scripture this Holy Week as we have a short daily session with the Bible after morning coffee. 

All are welcome; feel free to bring a Bible with you but the passages being discussed will be provided for you.

7.30 pmSaid Eucharist for Holy Week with short address

Tuesday 16 April

11.30 amBible study - all welcome

Spend a bit of time with Scripture this Holy Week as we have a short daily session with the Bible after morning coffee. 

All are welcome; feel free to bring a Bible with you but the passages being discussed will be provided for you.

7.30 pmSaid Eucharist for Holy week with short address

Wednesday 17 April

11.30 amBible study - all welcome

Spend a bit of time with Scripture this Holy Week as we have a short daily session with the Bible after morning coffee. 

All are welcome; feel free to bring a Bible with you but the passages being discussed will be provided for you.

7.30 pmSaid Eucharist for Holy week with short address

Thursday 18 April

7.30 pmSung Eucharist with washing feet, stripping of sanctuary and Watch until 10pm

In one of the more dramatic services of the year, Maundy Thursday takes us on a journey from the Last Supper, when Jesus tied a towel around himself and washed his disciples' feet, through to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus was arrested. 

Like the sleepy disciples, we are invited to watch and wait in quiet meditation from the stripping of the altar until 10pm.

During the Watch, you are welcome to come and sit for all of it; stay for some of it, or leave and come back later.  The church will be open throughout as a quiet space for reflection, whether you want to silently pray, read scripture, or just sit and gaze around this holy building in the night.  There is no right way or wrong way to use the time, and all are welcome.

Friday 19 April

10.00 amGood Friday Activity Morning

Come and join us for a morning of Family Activities on Good Friday. We will explore the story of Good Friday together in St Mary’s Church Whitkirk Community Centre.

The morning starts at 10:00am and ends at 12:00 noon. Free hot buttered toast and drinks.

All ages are welcome to join us on this most important day.

10.15 amGood Friday Walk of Witness

Churches Together in East Leeds are again coming together for a Good Friday Walk of Witness. 

We will be meeting outside church from 10:15am on Good Friday, before walking down the hill to Crossgates Methodist Church for an act of worship with Christians from across East Leeds.

Please do join us for this special service - Good Friday is one of the most important days in the Church calendar, and to be able to worship together as the united Body of Christ is a beautiful opportunity.  All are welcome.

2.30 pmThe Liturgy of Good Friday

7.30 pmStations of the Cross

Sunday 21 April

6.00 amThe Easter Vigil - with bonfire, vigil and first Eucharist of Easter

At dawn, Mary Magdalene discovered an empty tomb and one of the greatest miracles of all time.  To celebrate, join us on one of the most special services of the year.

Starting at dawn next to a freshly-kindled Easter Fire in the churchyard, we process into the church with the new Easter Candle which will burn at all of the baptisms for the coming year. 

We journey through scripture, from the Creation, through the Red Sea and Wilderness, and via the Prophets, to reach the Incarnation and wonder of the Resurrection.

Afterwards, please join us for breakfast in the Community Centre - after the Lenten Fast, it's time to finally have some nice coffee and a Hot Cross Bun!

8.30 amEaster Sunday - Said Eucharist

10.00 amEaster Sunday - Sung Eucharist

Thursday 30 May

7.30 pmAscension Day Eucharist

40 days after the Resurrection, Jesus ascended into Heaven.  Join us as we celebrate the Ascension, and the faith we share in Christ Jesus.

In this service, we share the Eucharist together in Church as a community, but today there is a particular emphasis on the nurturing of our faith.  If you attended any of our Nurture courses over the past year (Pilgirm, Faithbook, FISH) you are encouraged to come to this service to give thanks to the God that nurtures us.