Lent & Easter

Lent and Easter are important times for Christians, and this year we have a full range of services and gatherings which we hope will strengthen our faith as we celebrate together. Much of what we do is underpinning our Diocesan ‘Year of Faith’.

Please do feel free to join us for any or all of our times together, as we discover new meaning and significance about our Christian faith in Jesus.

Ash Wednesday – Lent begins on Wednesday 14th February, where we gather at the forty days of Lent, the period in the year that both recalls the forty days Christ spent being tempted in the wilderness at the start of the his ministry, and serves as a preparation for Easter.

9.15am Wyesham – St James’s church for our short act of Ashing.
6pm Whitchurch – St Dubricius church for our short act of Ashing.

Lent course – over these six weeks we are going to be thinking about Bishop Richard’s desire for us to explore what it means to live our our faith. One part of this is thinking bout how we share our faith with those around us in a gentle, encouraging and helpful way. We would like to invite you to join us as we learn together what this could mean for us as individuals and as a group of churches.

Thursday Holy Communion – during Lent we will be meeting for a simple, said, Holy Communion at 10.30am at St Dubricius church, Whitchurch. Please do join us (before staying for our Lent course/Lunch if you would like too). On Thursday 28th March we will be celebrating ‘Maundy Thursday’ (the last supper) together.

Night Prayer (Compline) – many of us enjoy this simple, reflective, time together; time to reflect on our days and lives and to simply offer ourselves to God. During this period we will be having Night prayer at 6pm on:
Wednesday 6th March – St Dubricius, Whitchurch
Tuesday 26th March – TBC
Wednesday 27th March – TBC
Thursday 28th March – TBC

Palm Sunday – this is always a special date in our diary, as we begin Holy Week together. This year, we will be celebrating with Pax cakes and more information will follow shortly.

Good Friday – this is always such a poignant date in our calendar, as we gather at the time of Jesus death and reflect on the greatest sacrifice anyone could give to us:
12pm St Dubricius Whitchurch
2pm St James’s Wyesham

Easter Sunday – This is a day of true celebration. Do come and join us to find out why.

All our services are also listed here.