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.
Services in Holy Week
8:00 pm Monday 21st March Monday of Holy Week - Reflection & Compline
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.
8:00 pm Tuesday 22nd March Tuesday of Holy Week - Reflection & Compline
8:00 pm Wednesday 23rd March Wednesday of Holy Week - Stations of the Cross
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.
8:00 pm Thursday 24th March Maundy Thursday - Sung Eucharist with Vigil
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 Friday 25th March Good Friday - Liturgy of the Cross
9:30 am Liturgy of the Cross 9:30 am Good Friday hour for children in school 10:30 am Hot Cross Buns 11:20 am Procession with Cross through village 12:00 to 3:00 pm Church open for private prayer and reflection
8:00 pm Saturday 26th March Holy Saturday - New Fire service