Holy Week and Easter

Holy Week and Easter at St. Chad’s and St. Alkmund’s 2022

Holy Week and Easter is the most important period in the year for Christians, as we follow Christ from his Entry into Jerusalem, to the intimate Last Supper with his disciples, to share his sufferings on the Cross, and celebrate his Resurrection. You are encouraged to join in as many of these services as you are able.


Holy Week

Palm Sunday, 10th April
8 a.m.   Eucharist (St. Chad’s)
10 a.m. Liturgy of the Palms at St. Alkmund’s, followed by Palm Procession to St. Chad’s, for Liturgy of the Passion and Sung Eucharist.
6 p.m.  Music and readings for Holy Week (St. Chad’s)
Compline 7.30 p.m. (St Chad’s):  Monday 11th April,  Tuesday 12th April, Wednesday 13th April.
Maundy Thursday, April 14th, 7.30 p.m. (St Chad’s)

Mass of the Last Supper, with Washing of Feet, Stripping the Altar, and Watch before the Blessed Sacrament on the Altar of Repose

Good Friday, April 15th

9 a.m.                     Stations of the Cross at St. Alkmund’s

(a meditative journey with Christ to his Cross).

12 noon – 2 p.m.   Devotions before the Cross (St. Chad’s)

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.       The Good Friday Liturgy with Veneration of the  Cross,

the Passion according to St. John, and reception of Holy Communion

(St. Chad’s)

Easter Day, April 17th

6 a.m. The Easter Liturgy (St. Chad’s)

The Easter Liturgy with Blessing of the New Fire and the Paschal Candle, the Vigil readings, Renewal of Baptismal Vows and First Mass of Easter.

8 a.m. Holy Eucharist (St. Chad’s)

10 a.m. Sung Eucharist (St. Chad’s)

10 a.m. Holy Eucharist (St Alkmund’s)

6 p.m. Choral Evensong (St. Chad’s)