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In Holy Week, Jesus walks the darkest of paths. At Easter, his risen life gives hope to all. This year, his suffering and resurrection have special resonance. St Michael’s and St Mary’s will be running a range of seasonal services for all ages outdoors, indoors, and online.

Due to the current complexities, details of times are not all given below but will be made available through our regular email. This is because the email will give you access to the latest booking arrangements (for spatial distancing), Youtube links, Zoom codes, and – heaven forfend! – contingency plans. If you don’t already subscribe, please join by contacting admin.stmichaels@btconnect.com  

March 16th– April 6th– The Way of the Cross

  • Six simple ‘stations’, a self-guided walk through the story of Good Friday – St Michael’s churchyard

March 28th– Palm Sunday Children’s Workshop §

  • 2pm An exciting Zoom workshop led by Jo Fabian to reflect on the story of Holy Week and make crafts which you can bring to the Good Friday children’s service (see below)

March 29th, 30th, 31st– Holy Week Lates

  • Candles and Calm: St Michael’s will be open into the evening for you to sit in stillness, ending with a short (15-minute) service of Compline beginning at 8.15pm.

April 1st– Maundy Thursday: reliving Jesus’ Last Supper

  • 8pm Holy Communion and Watch – St Michael’s

April 2nd– Good Friday: remembering Jesus’ death

  • Praying with the Isenheim Crucifixion – an online meditation by Kenneth Padley – Youtube from 6am (click here) 
  • 12noon – The Good Friday Liturgy – St Michael’s church [booking required*]
  • Children’s Service – building the Easter Garden – St Michael’s paddock [booking required*]
  • 8pm Compline – St Mary’s church and Zoom §

April 4th– Easter Day: rejoicing in Jesus’ Resurrection

  • Paschal Praise – Kenneth’s reflection on George Herbert’s poem ‘Easter’ – Youtube from 6am (click here)
  • All Age Communion – St Michael’s paddock [booking required*
    • The logistics required for an outdoor service means that, with regret, we are unable to offer an 8am service this day. 
    • Plan B: if the weather looks awful, we reserve the right to postpone this service until the Sunday after. 
  • All Age Communion – St Mary’s church [booking required*]

Regular Services (click here for details) continue around the week at both churches and online. In addition, St Michael’s and St Mary’s remain open daily 9am – 5pm.

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*   Onsite service and booking required – please subscribe for the link via admin.stmichaels@btconnect.com   

§   Zoom code required– please subscribe for the link via admin.stmichaels@btconnect.com