As well as our regular services during the Easter Period, we have additional services during Holy Week, with a procession through the village on Good Friday and the New Fire Service on Saturday evening.
9:20 am Gather at School for blessing of the Palms
9:30 am Procession into church - There is Sunday school today
5.00 pm Choral Evensong
This is a short service of Refection ending with Compline, the final church service of the day. The English word Compline is derived from the Latin completorium, as Compline is the completion of the working day. The word was first used in this sense about the beginning of the 6th century by St. Benedict.
The Stations of the Cross are also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way. In Jerusalem, the Via Dolorosa is believed to be the actual path that Jesus walked, and the stations there, the actual places the events occurred.
The tradition of moving around the Stations to commemorate and reflect upon the Passion of Christ began with St. Francis of Assisi and extended throughout the Church in the medieval period.
It is most commonly done during Lent, especially on Good Friday, but it also done on other days as well, especially Wednesdays during Holy Week.
Maundy Thursday, also known as Holy Thursday is the Christian holy day, falling on the Thursday before Easter. It commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples as described in the gospels.
9:30 am Family Service with Hot Cross Buns
11:00 am Procession of Cross through the village
2:00 pm to 3:00pm Reflective Hour
10:00 am to 12 noon Let's make an Easter Garden - A Messy Church activity for the whole family
8:00 pm Lighting of New Fire with Eucharist