Holy Week

Check out all our videos from Holy Week on our YouTube channel

Stations of the Cross

We may not be able to meet in person, but you can still follow the fourteen traditional stations of the cross online with us.

We’ve put together images, prayer and spoken word to let you experience the path taken by millions of Christians each year, at your own pace, from your own home.

View the Stations of the Cross

Gospel readings

Holy Week has traditionally been a time of contemplation and preparation as Easter approaches.

Each evening for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, Matthew will lead a short period of reflection on some passages from the Gospel of John.

Join us on our YouTube channel each evening at 7.30 pm.


Easter services

Times you can join us to worship through the Easter season.

Monday 6 April

7.30 pmHoly Week Gospel Reading

Holy Week has traditionally been a time of contemplation and preparation as Easter approaches. 

Each evening for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, Matthew will lead a short period of reflection on some passages from the Gospel of John.

Monday 6th - John 12:1-11
Tuesday 7th - John 12:20-36
Wednesday 8th - John 13:21-31

It would be beneficial for you to have a Bible with you during the sessions, but an online version of each passage can be found by clicking each reference above.

Tuesday 7 April

7.30 pmHoly Week Gospel Reading

Holy Week has traditionally been a time of contemplation and preparation as Easter approaches. 

Each evening for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, Matthew will lead a short period of reflection on some passages from the Gospel of John.

Monday 6th - John 12:1-11
Tuesday 7th - John 12:20-36
Wednesday 8th - John 13:21-31

It would be beneficial for you to have a Bible with you during the sessions, but an online version of each passage can be found by clicking each reference above.

Wednesday 8 April

7.30 pmHoly Week Gospel Reading

Holy Week has traditionally been a time of contemplation and preparation as Easter approaches. 

Each evening for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, Matthew will lead a short period of reflection on some passages from the Gospel of John.

Monday 6th - John 12:1-11
Tuesday 7th - John 12:20-36
Wednesday 8th - John 13:21-31

It would be beneficial for you to have a Bible with you during the sessions, but an online version of each passage can be found by clicking each reference above.

Thursday 9 April

7.30 pmEucharist for Maundy Thursday

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 his arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane.

Tonight, Matthew will lead a Eucharist from the vicarage.  If you would like to participate, you are welcome to have a small glass of wine and some bread with you during the service.

Matthew's addresses over the Easter weekend will be bound together by the theme "The Way of Love".  Tonight's sermon is entitled "The Showing of Love". 

During the service there will be a chance to spend some time reflecting and pondering on the scripture and the address.  You are encouraged to engage in some form of meditive activity - this could be silent reflection with a candle or icon for focus; you could build your own Easter Garden; or if you have a garden you could sit and appreciate the quiet of the evening surrounded by God's creation.

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Friday 10 April

2.00 pmThe Liturgy of Good Friday

When it was noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. At three o'clock Jesus cried with a loud voice, 'Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?' which means, 'My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?' ... Then Jesus gave a loud cry, and breathed his last. (Mark 15:33-34, 37 NRSV)

Today we commemorate the death of Jesus on the cross, and his burial under armed guard shortly afterwards. This is a contemplative online service, in which we meditate on the meaning and significance of the death of God at the hands of mankind one Friday afternoon.

Continuing this Easter's theme of 'The Way of Love', the address for today is entitled "The Cost of Love".

Sunday 12 April

10.00 amEucharist for Easter Day

Early on the Sunday morning following Jesus' execution, a small group of women went to embalm his body in the tomb.  When they got there, however, they discovered the tomb empty, and angels proclaiming that Jesus was no longer dead.

For 1,000 years, the people of our community have gathered in Whitkirk Church to celebrate this amazing happening and the ground-shaking implications for humanity.  This year we cannot physically come together, but we are as united as ever through the Holy Spirit.

Matthew will lead the Eucharist from the vicarage; if you would like to participate, you are welcome to have a small glass of wine and some bread with you during the service.  During the service the Paschal Candle (the Easter candle which is lit for every baptism over the next year) will be dedicated and lit.

Matthew's addresses over the Easter weekend have been bound together by the theme "The Way of Love". Today's sermon is entitled "The Victory of Love".

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After the service there will be a chance to join us for 'virtual coffee' in our chat room - whitkirkchurch.org.uk/meet/coffee.  Please do join us.

If you miss the service live, it will be available to watch afterwards on our website, where you can also find the text of the sermon.