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

Wednesday 6th March

9:30amSaid 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...

7:30pmSung 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 14th April

10:00amSung Eucharist with procession and dramatic reading of the Passion

Monday 15th April

7:30pmSaid Eucharist for Holy Week with short address

Tuesday 16th April

7:30pmSaid Eucharist for Holy week with short address

Wednesday 17th April

7:30pmSaid Eucharist for Holy week with short address

Thursday 18th April

7:30pmSung 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 19th April

9:00amGood Friday Activities

2:30pmThe Liturgy of Good Friday

7:30pmStations of the Cross

Sunday 21st April

6:00amThe 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!

8:30amEaster Sunday - Said Eucharist

10:00amEaster Sunday - Sung Eucharist

Thursday 30th May

7:30pmAscension 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.