This year we are having Lilies for Easter to decorate the Church on Easter day.
Would you like to make a donation for a lily in memory of a loved one?
A card will be displayed in Church listing the names both of the donator and the person being remembered. There will be a book in Church to enable you to give your name and the name for whom the lily is in memory. There is no set charge, just what you would like to give.
We look forward to a wonderful display of lilies to greet a joyful Easter morning!
For further details please contact Sue Williams on 01264 791487 or see her in Church.
We hope you can join us at our Holy Week and Easter services. All welcome!
Our Easter card artwork was produced by Sue Williams. Thank you, Sue.
This Easter has seen our What’s The Story? holiday sessions for 0-5 year olds, parents and carers and older siblings having a lot of fun and cramming a lot in! We have searched at the empty tomb for Jesus, run with John and Peter, planted mini Easter gardens to take home, looked at the folded grave clothes and asked the angel where Jesus is now. We have travelled to Emmaus, hopping and jumping along the way, we have met Jesus and heard his wonderful stories, we have made and broken bread and realized that Jesus is Alive! And we have celebrated throughout. We look forward to the next school holidays when the next session will pop up. Thank you to those who came for all that fun! Happy Easter!
Monday 30th March, Tuesday 31st March, Wednesday 1st April
7pm-8.30pm Quiet Church. The church will be open for you to come for as short or as long a time as you like. There will be pictures telling the story of Jesus’ last week on earth, and music, so you can sit or wander as you please.
Maundy Thursday 2nd April
7.30pm We remember the Last Supper. If you could bring a small plate of finger food to share, that would be great. There will be an opportunity to have your feet washed – or indeed to wash the feet of others, and Holy Communion will be offered. Afterwards we will strip the church of decoration, as we remember Jesus being arrested.
Good Friday 3rd April
12noon – 1pm An Hour at the Cross. A solemn meditation, with readings, music and silence to recall Jesus being nailed to a cross to die.
4pm-5pm Mayhem on a Rubbish Dump – activities and crafts for children to help you learn and explore the meaning of Easter. Have fun with us, make things and eat pizza and/or hot cross buns.
Holy Saturday 4th April
8pm Easter Vigil, Service of Light, Renewal of Baptism Vows. A service of stories and candlelight as we explore the history of our faith, and what it means for us today. Celebrate the roots of Christianity at the very beginning of Easter!
Easter Day 5th April
10am Easter Holy Communion. Celebration time!
Please note there will be no Evensong on Easter Day (even though the Easter Leaflet says there is – sorry about that)