The Way of the Cross
A meditation for Holy Week
Music and readings brought to us by the choir.
An opportunity to go with Jesus on his journey to the cross - to pray, to worship, to mourn with him.
6.30pm on Sunday 2nd April 2023
We meet at the Village Hall at 10am and process down Church Street with our palms, recreating Jesus's triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Then in the evening at 6.30pm the mood is meditative as we follow 'The Way of the Cross' (see above).
Our service at 7.30pm commemorates Jesus's institution of the Lord's Supper, or Eucharist, and we break bread together and wash each other's feet. After the service there is the chance to stay and pray in silence in the side chapel for a few hours, watching with Christ.
At 1.30pm we gather to remember the hours of Christ's suffering and death, and spend some time before the cross in penitence for our sins.
Easter Saturday - Vigil
And yet death does not have the final word! On Saturday at 8pm the atmospheric and mysterious Vigil and Service of Light begins. At first in darkness, then exploding in a joyful noise and blaze of light in imitation of Jesus's bursting from the tomb, we celebrate his victory over death and rising to new life.
At 10am we rejoice in Christ's resurrection and sing alleluias. After the service the celebration continues with fizz and chocolates, and an egg hunt for the children.