Vicar's update 29th MarchSteve Newbold1

It was wonderful to welcome so many back into the church building for our 9am Palm Sunday service yesterday.   As we were full, we had to close the booking list early, so do remember that if you want to come any week you need to book in good time. Also, if you are on a team (such as Welcome or Tech you still need to book a place). 

We are now in Holy Week and we look forward to Easter Sunday, the greatest day in the Christian year.   We have lots of extra services as we journey with Jesus – do join in as you are able.  Do note that on Good Friday the church will be open for private prayer and silence from 10am to 12noon and at the 2pm livestream we will have some classic Good Friday hymns sung by our very own virtual choir. 

Tuesday 30th March
9am                Morning Prayer – via Zoom
8pm                'First Tuesday Prayers' – via Zoom

Wednesday 31st March
No morning Communion today 
8pm                Stations of the Cross – via Zoom

Maundy Thursday 1st April
9am                Morning Prayer – via Zoom
10.30am         Chrism Eucharist (live from St Paul's Cathedral - join via Cathedral website) 
8pm                Communion Service – via Zoom (usual Weds pass code).  Bring your own bread and wine/juice.

Good Friday 2nd April
10am-12pm   Church Open for Private Prayer (just turn up - no need to book)
2pm                Livestreamed Reflective Service with our virtual choir– via YouTube

Easter Day 4th April
9am                in person Communion (book online before Thursday)
9.30am/10am JAM via Zoom
11am              Livestreamed Easter Service – via YouTube
If you want the passcodes for any of the Zoom events do contact me.

Thank you to those who have donated towards our Lent appeal.  As Lent is now drawing to an end, if you are yet to do the details are here.

I pray that this week you would know the presence of Jesus as we journey together to the cross and empty tomb. 

With my love and prayers for a blessed Holy Week