Holy Week at Christ Church with St. Mary’s 9th – 16th April 2017

Reflecting on the Passion of Jesus, His life, His death and His Resurrection.

A special week of refocusing on our purpose as a Christian community.

Holy Week Services & Events

Short Daily Prayers

  • 9am Morning Prayer
  • 1pm Lunchtime Prayer
  • 7pm Evening Prayer

 Wednesday 12th April

  • 10.30am Holy Communion 
  •  1pm Piano/Organ Recital – Music by JS Bach, Debussy, Grieg and Demessieux,
  • led by our Director of Music, Tim Eyles (repeated on Friday evening)

Thursday 13th April

  • 10.30am Blessing of Oils at Bristol Cathedral (transport available please call the parish office to arrange, Tel. 522832)
  • 7pm Agape at Immanuel, Upham Road.
  • 9pm – 11pm Prayer Vigil at Christ Church

 Good Friday 14th April

  • 12-3pm Meditation on Jesus’ last words at the Cross:  Revd Richard Inglesby Come and go as you wish, if possible on the hour or half hour.
  1. Introduction – these 3 hours to be a journey of faith and trust, first into the darkness of betrayal and rejection, leading to Jesus’ crucifixion.
  2. In the darkness – to include reflections on clinical depression. Psalm 88
  3. The cross and our redemption – stories of hope through Christ’s death for us.
  4. Survival and hope – the persecuted church, carrying their cross almost literally.
  5. Forgiveness and mercy – the heart of the scriptures & our Christian faith.
  6. Love is his meaning – how the Spirit leads us to the cross and beyond, to show the love of God in our lives.
  • 2 – 3pm Children’s workshop in the Community Centre.
  • 7pm  Holy Week Piano/Organ Recital, with music by JS Bach, Debussy, Grieg and Demessieux, led by our Director of Music, Tim Eyles.

Saturday 15th April

  • Easter Saturday Ramble (details)
  • 7pm Easter Vigil Welcoming the Resurrection.

Easter Day 16th April

  • 5.30am Dawn Service – Partnership Easter celebration at Holy Rood on the Lawns with Godfrey Room preaching.
  • 8am Holy Communion.
  • 9am Holy Communion at St Mary’s, Commonweal Road
  • 10am Family Holy Communion with Easter egg hunt
  • 3.30- 5.30pm Do come and join us to celebrate Easter.  There will be fun, crafts, songs and worship and, of course, a delicious afternoon tea – there may even be chocolate :-).
  • 6.30pm Easter Praise
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