Holy Week & Easter Services

5 April
Passion Play.
The Year 4 children of St Mary’s Academy act out the story of Christ’s passion and resurrection. Public invited.
12 Noon
10 April
Lent Lunch and a short reflection in the Church Hall. Donations to the Forget Me Not Appeal, which aims to create a dementia-friendly environment at Lister Hospital.
Palm Sunday


14 April
Donkey sets off from St. Mary’s School & heads to church.
Parish Communion.
After the donkey & procession arrive at church, the Palm Crosses are blessed and the children attend Sunday School.  
Stations of the Cross. A series of 14 modern paintings of Jesus’ walk to the cross and news photographs of contemporary events will illustrate a series of brief reflections.
Lent Reflections
Monday to Friday during Holy Week Canon Grant Fellows will be sharing a series of reflections entitled “And the Trees of the Field”
15 April
Bible readings and a short reflection on “The Palm” will be followed by the service of Compline, which is based on the prayers religious communities say at the end of the day.
16 April
Bible readings
and short reflection on “The Sycamore” followed by Compline.
17 April
Holy Communion
Community Coffee Morning
Bible readings
and a short reflection on “The Fig” followed by Compline.
Maundy Thursday

18 April
Passover Meal
. An opportunity to learn more about the Passover Meal which Jesus shared with his disciples on the night before he died. We share a simple meal with fellow Christians in an informal setting in the Church Hall.
Maundy Thursday Service. Bible readings and a reflection on “The Thorn” followed by Holy Communion with foot washing, the stripping of the altars and a vigil at the altar of repose.
Good Friday
19 April
Hour Before the Cross
. Hymns, Bible readings, prayers and a series of short reflections on: “The Three Trees, The Death Tree, The Wooden Throne, and The Carpenter.”
Easter Day

21 April
Sunrise Service at the Beacon
with the Salvation Army Band. Short service lasting 30 minutes, organised by Stotfold Churches Together.
Easter Communion, Radwell
Easter Communion, Stotfold followed by an Easter Egg Hunt in the Vicarage gardens and celebratory cake and drinks in Church as we welcome Easter and celebrate the first Communion of the seven young people from Stotfold and Radwell confirmed in St Albans Abbey on Easter Eve.