St Thomas the Apostle, Parish Church of Groombridge, East Sussex, United Kingdom Diosese of Chichester


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

9.20 am Sunday 9th April 2017
Palm Sunday

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

8:00 pm Monday 10th April & Tuesday 11th April
Reflections for Holy Week

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 Wednesday 12th April
Reflections with 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 13th April
Maundy Thursday - Eucharist with Washing Of Feet and 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 14th April
Good Friday

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

8:00 pm Saturday 15th April
Holy Saturday

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

 

 

Revd Sharon Francis MA BTh - The Vicarage, 4 The Close, Corseley Road, Groombridge TN3 9SE
Telephone 01892 864265
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