Welcome to our Holy Week
 & Easter Services
Palm Sunday
9.45am
10am


6pm
25 March
Donkey
sets off from St. Mary' School & heads to church
Parish Communion. After the donkey & procession arrives at church there is a blessing of Palm Crosses and the children attend Sunday School
Stations of the Cross  in the Church.
We follow in the footsteps of Jesus in the days leading up to his crucifixion
Monday
7.30pm
26 March
Lent Reflection & Compline
A short talk & the service of compline, which is based on prayers religous community say at the end of the day.
Tuesday
10am

7.30pm
27 March
Passion Play.
The children of St. Mary's Academy act out the story of Christ's Passion and Resurrection. Everyone welcome.
Lent Reflection & Compline
Wednesday
9.30 am
10.30 am
7.30pm
28 March
Holy Communion
Coffee Morning in Church Hall
Lent reflection and Compline
Maundy Thursday
10.15am

7.30pm



9.30pm
29 March
"Little Angels"
experience the Easter Story in craft and play in the Church
Passover Meal and Communion.
An oppurtunity 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.
Holy Communion
with footwashing (if wished) followed by stripping of the altars & a vigil at the altar of repose.
Good Friday
2pm
30 March
Hour Before the Cross.
Hymns, prayers and reflection
Holy Saturday
7.30pm
31 March
Service of Light
This service proclaims the resurrection of Christ from the dead in word and action in silence and sound. The service begins in darkness and the Easter candle, symbolising Christ, the light of the world is lit and the light is carried through the church and progressively passed to the whole congregation.
The Exsultet, an ancient Easter song of praise is sung.
The service is followed by The Vigil.
Easter Day
6.30am


10am
1 April
Sunrise Service at the Beacon
with the Salvation Army Band. Short service lasting about 30 minutes. Organised by Stotfold Churches Together.
Easter Communion followed by coffee and cake in the church and an Easter Egg Hunt in the Vicarage gardens.