Lent, Holy Week & Easter at Christ Church 2019

Lent - 40 Days of Preparation

The holy season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and prepares us to celebrate the great feast of Easter.

Lent Services and Events

Ash Wednesday

Mass will be celebrated at 9:30am and 7:30pm and will include the imposition of ashes.

Stations of the Cross (Fridays of Lent at 7pm)

The Stations of the Cross is a devotion which involves pausing 14 times as we walk the way of The Cross and reflecting on the events of Jesus' Passion and Death.

The Stations of the Cross will commence on Friday 8th March.

Lent Study Group (Mondays of Lent at 12noon)

Starting on Monday 18th March. A soup lunch followed by a time of study. 

 

The theme this year, will be the 'I am' sayings of Jesus, 'I am the Bread of Life' etc.

Holy Week 

Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday and continues through this most holy of weeks in the Church's liturgical year which culminates with the great feast of Easter.

Palm Sunday (14th April 2019)

8am           Said Mass

9.40am      Blessing of Palms in Tower Square

10am         Sung Mass

6.30pm      Music & Readings for Passiontide 

Fig Monday

6.30pm      Confessions

7.30pm      Mass and Stations of the Cross

Temple Tuesday

6.30pm      Confessions

7.30pm      Mass and Stations of the Cross

Spy Wednesday

11.30am    Chrism Mass at Lichfield Cathedral with the Bishop of Ebbsfleet

6.30pm      Confessions

7.30pm      Mass and Stations of the Cross

The Sacred Triduum

The three days that begin with the liturgy on the evening of Maundy Thursday and ends with Evensong on Easter Sunday. It recalls the Passion, Death, Burial

and Resurrection of Jesus as portrayed in the Gospels. 

Maundy Thursday

7.30pm      Mass of the Lord’s Supper & Watch before the Sacrament until Midnight

Good Friday

10am            Stations of the Cross, Children's Craft Activities and Hot Cross Buns 

2pm              The Liturgy of the Day

7pm              The Maria Desolata

Holy Saturday

8.30pm        Easter Vigil & First Mass of Easter, followed by refreshments.

Easter Sunday

8am         Mass

10am       Sung Mass

6.30pm   Evensong & Benediction