HOLY WEEK is the most solemn but also the most joyous week of the Church Year. Our attention is focused on the suffering, dying and rising of Jesus Christ. As we follow our Lord’s journey to the Cross, we ourselves enter into the power and significance of his death and resurrection. We are not bystanders, but participants.

We invite you to join us.

Come and follow the procession on Palm Sunday as we remember the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday we gather to hear the Gospel story of the passion (Christ’s suffering) and receive Holy Communion.

Wednesday, the day of Christ’s betrayal, we experience the desolation of Christ’s abandonment late at night by candlelight in a darkened church at Tenebrae.

On Maundy Thursday we recall the Last Supper, the institution of the Eucharist, how Christ washed his disciples’ feet, his new Commandment to love as He has loved us. The evening Eucharist at St Ann’s concludes with the stripping of the altar and an all-night Prayer Vigil.

On Good Friday we gather at each of the three churches for the Good Friday liturgy. The churches are bare except for a wooden cross

Easter Eve, we begin in darkness and end in the Divine Light. We enter the Mystery.

Easter Morning, the parish gathers to receive the risen Christ in the Sacrament and to know him in one another.

 

CHILDREN are WELCOME at ALL services ALWAYS! but never more so than in Holy Week. In some ways, this is an ideal time to introduce children to worship, because there is so much that goes on, so much to see and do, and even more ways to be involved than on a Sunday. The Guide to Holy Week, below, includes a page about children and Holy Week, to help parents decide what might be the best way to involve their children in Holy Week, given their age and what they know about them.

 

A GUIDE TO HOLY WEEK (adapted from St George's, Halifax)

THE MEANING OF HOLY WEEK (The Rev'd Canon Dr Gary Thorne)

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE (March 25 - April 1, 2018)

 

The Scriptures for Holy Week (Holy Eucharist, Morning & Evening Prayer)

The Scriptures for Easter Week (Holy Eucharist, Morning & Evening Prayer)