Holy Week and Easter Services in the Parish

The days of Easter will shortly be upon us. As we journey through the seasons of our faith, led by Christ, please look to join us across Holy Week and the days of passion.

Palm Sunday - Sunday 5th April

Come and join us at St Christopher's on the day we can shout 'Hosanna!'

We gather outside for 10:00am, to make our procession into church for the service.  Palm fronds and palm crosses are available to all.  For those unable to join us outside, we shall see you in the church a little before the service begins.

The 8am service will be at St Bartholomew's that day and will proceeed as normal with Lenten worship.

Wednesday in Holy Week - 8th April

There will be a special 7:30pm Passover Supper at St Christopher's.

This is when we remember that special time when Jesus gathered with His disciples for the Last Supper.  We hold to an annual tradition where we gather to recreate the Last Supper in worship and sharing around a meal of the same kind that Jesus hosted.

Maundy Thursday - 9th April

Maundy Thursday remembers that time when Jesus gathered with his disciples for the Last Supper, before he was arrested and put on trial before Pontius Pilate. 

This is an evening event from 8:00pm with a service of Holy Communion, with foot washing and the stripping of the altars.  We gather at St Bartholomew's, followed by the Watch of the Passion until Midnight.

Good Friday - 10th April

The day of the cross, when Jesus died.  This is a day when we literally gather ourselves around the cross, to attach our own sinful lives to Jesus' death for us.

At 10:45am we begin Good Friday with hot cross buns, coffee and children's craft activities in St Bartholomew's Link, before carrying the cross down to the town for a short service of witness at 12:00 noon with other churches in Haslemere.

Then at 2:00pm there is a Service at the Foot of the Cross at St Bartholomew's. This is a reflective and penitential service to venerate the cross as we approach the hour of Jesus death.

Easter Day - 12th April

Glorious Easter Day is a celebration of the resurrection of our Lord, bringing us the gift of hope and new life.  There a many services in the morning to celebratte what Christ has done for us.

5:45am Sunrise Holy Communion at St Bartholomew's, and lighting of the Easter Fire.

8:00am Holy Communion at St Christopher's Book of Common Prayer

9:30am Family Communion at St Bartholomew's

11:00am Holy Communion at St Christopher's

 

Do please come and join in for Easter Day, or any of the other services and celebations.