Holy Week and Easter 2018

Our Holy Week and Easter Services 2018 are listed below and also available to download in pdf format: Holy Week and Easter Services 2018.

Sunday 25th March: Palm Sunday

8.00am: The Eucharist (Book of Common Prayer)
9.45am: Parish Eucharist and Procession of Palms
6.30pm: The Crucifixion by John Stainer. Stunningly beautiful music for Holy Week, sung by St Leonard’s choir

Monday 26th March: Monday of Holy Week

9.00am: The Eucharist (Common Worship)
12.00pm – 2.00pm: Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) in church
7.30pm: Candlelit compline and Holy Week address 

Tuesday 27th March: Tuesday of Holy Week

9.00am: The Eucharist (Common Worship)
7.30pm: Candlelit compline and Holy Week address

Wednesday 28th March: Wednesday of Holy Week

10.00am: Healing Eucharist with anointing and laying on of hands
12.00pm – 2.00pm: Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) in church
7.30pm: Candlelit compline and Holy Week address  

Thursday 29th March: Maundy ThursdayWashing feet

7.30pm: Eucharist of the Last Supper (with foot washing)
9.00pm – Midnight: The Maundy Watch’– a vigil of silent prayer

Friday 30th March: Good Friday

8.40am: The Liturgy of the Sacrament and Morning Prayer with Litany
10.00am: All Age Worship – a service particularly suitable for young people (Hot Cross Buns will be served after this service)

Devotions at the Cross:
12.00 – 2.00pm: Stations of the Cross – based on works by John Henry Newman and contemporary writings of Timothy Radcliffe
2.00 – 3.00pm: The Liturgy of Good Friday and Veneration of the Cross

Saturday 31st March: Holy Saturday

There are no Church Services today

Sunday 1st April: Easter Day

6.00am: Easter Vigil, Blessing of New Fire and celebration of Christ Risen (wrap up – weather permitting, the service will take place outside in the churchyard followed by breakfast). Important: for catering purposes, please can you let us know if you if you are staying for breakfast, by adding your name to the sign-up sheet.
8.00am: Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
9.45am: Blessing of the Easter Garden, Festival Eucharist and Junior Church (followed by egg rolling and an Easter Bonnet parade)
6.30pm: Choral Evensong
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Welcome to St Leonard’s

Welcome to St Leonard’s! We’d love you to come and visit our church; you’d be very welcome – the website shows you what goes on – and here are some of the things you might want to know.

We try to follow the example that Jesus set of accepting everyone who came to him. So we try to be an inclusive church where anyone can feel welcome. We believe our church is not a private club – it’s open to, and for, everybody. It’s for those who have faith and those who don’t know if they have any, those who have made mistakes, those who are trying to make sense of life and those on whom everyone else has given up. We know we’re not perfect and we don’t expect you to be.
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