Holy Week is upon us once again and we prepare for these pivotal events of the Christian calendar with opportunities to come together as a church family in quiet contemplation, exploring meaning and, eventually, to celebrate when we come to Easter Sunday.
We started with Palm Sunday and Andrew inviting us to Hold your Palm Cross close in his sermon.
Events continued last night with the evening service of Compline in St Andrew’s Chapel and this evening, TJ will lead a meditation about Jesus facing trial in front of the Sanhedrin, based on Matthew 26:57-68 and a painting inspired by this passage “Christ Before the High Priest” by Gerrit Van Honhorst. Want to know more? Join us this evening in the Chapel at 7pm, followed by Compline at 8pm.
Our Wednesday morning, Communion by Extension at 10.30am will of course follow the Holy Week theme and there is Compline at 8pm – both in the Chapel at St Andrew’s.
On Thursday evening, we come together with Stoke Poges Free Church to explore more meaning and context for the events leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion. We will share a sample of the the food and join in a representation of the Passover meal that Jesus shared with his disciples. If you would like to join us, please let the church office know by Wednesday morning (and note that this will not be a full 21st century meal, so please make your plans accordingly).
Good Friday – we will meet at the Village Flagpole at 10am for a short outdoor service and then process quietly behind the cross to St Andrew’s for 10.30am. Coffee and hot cross buns will be served afterwards.
Easter Sunday – Alleluia Christ is Risen! He is Risen indeed – Alleluia! Be there for the Big Day 10.30am at St Giles’ to raise the lovely old roof in celebration that Christ is alive and reigns with us! And an Easter egg hunt afterwards, of course :-).