St Mary the Virgin, Maulden

Easter and Holy Week

As Christians, Holy week is probably the most important week of the year.

We want to recall the last days of Jesus’ life and how he suffered and died for us.

Palm Sunday 14th April at 9.30am

There will be a procession of palms and a Dramatised reading of The Passion

Evenings in Holy Week at 7pm

In order to do this on Monday 15th April, Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th at 7pm we will meet together to read the Passion narrative and reflect on it with music and a time for meditation.

These evening services are an opportunity to pause and reflect and because of the busyness of life are becoming more popular each year.

Maundy Thursday 18th April  7.30pm

We will be holding an agape communion service in the Church Hall as we have done in previous years. This is very much like The Last super with readings and a simple meal. After we have broken bread and shared the cup we will move to the church as we recall the events of the Garden of Gethsemane and leave in silence We are pleased that our friends from the Baptist Church will be joining us again this year.

Good Friday 19th April

The “Walk of witness” will begin at 10am at The Baptist Church  We will then walk through the village carrying the cross as we recall the last events in Jesus’s life.

10.45am Family service

2pm “The Last Hour” we will gather at St Mary’s for music and meditation as we recall the last hour before Jesus died. This is a beautiful and moving service which reminds us of the true meaning of the cross.

Easter Day 21st April

 7.30am (weather permitting) we will light a bonfire at our Dawn service in the churchyard to celebrate Jesus the light of the world has risen from the dead. Afterwards we will serve bacon butties as we recall the disciples having breakfast together when the risen Jesus appeared to them

Afterwards we will join for

8am Holy Communion

9.30am Sung Communion followed by an Easter egg hunt in the Churchyard.

We hope that you will be able to join us.

Lynda Klimas, Marjorie Horrell, Sue New