Holy Week

Holy Week, the week proceeding Easter, seems to have come into prominence between the 3rd and 4th century. During the week you would have abstained from meat and fish and by the (Good) Friday and (Easter Eve) Saturday you would be not eating from dawn to dusk. It was believed that these practices would prepare you for the feast of Easter and draw you nearer to Jesus Christ as you reflected on his journey through death to eternal life.

In our group of churches we will be marking ‘Holy Week’ in the following ways:

Psalm Sunday services – this our churches used a powerful dramatic retelling of the Passion Gospel, recorded by members of our group of churches. You can listen to it here.

Offer a simple, said, reflective, night service (called Compline) during Holy Week (Tuesday 4th – Ganarew, Wednesday 5th – Dixton & Thursday 6th April – Whitchurch) which lasts about 20 minutes.

Maundy Thursday – an opportunity for a simple, said, Holy Communion (10.30 at St Dubricius, Whitchurch).

Good Friday Mediations on Friday 7th April (12pm St Dubricius, Whitchurch & 2pm St James, Wyesham).

A range of Easter Day services.

Please do feel free to join us or shout if you want more informaiton.