Holy Week & Easter

Holy Week and Easter with St. Chad’s and St. Alkmund’s, 2023

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.

Palm Sunday, 2nd April

8 a.m. Holy Eucharist (St. Chad’s)

10a.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. Readings and Music for Holy Week (St Chad’s)

Holy Week: Compline 7.30 p.m.
Monday 3rd April (St. Chad’s)
Tuesday 4th April (St. Alkmund’s)
Wednesday 5th April (St. Chad’s)

Maundy Thursday, 6th April,
Mass of the Last Supper.  7.30 p.m. (St. Chad’s)

Good Friday, 7th April
9.30 a.m. Stations of the Cross at St. Alkmund’s (a meditative journey with Christ to his Cross).

10 a.m. Good Friday Walk of Witness The plan is to meet by the barrier on Victoria Quay, through the Quarry with readings scheduled to take place at the Hercules Statue and the Bandstand before heading to St Chad’s.

10.30 a.m. Good Friday service: a reading of John’s Passion, prayer and hymns (St Chad’s)

12 noon Devotions before the Cross (St Chad’s)

2 p.m. – 3 p.m. The Good Friday Liturgy (St Chad’s)

Easter Day, Sunday 9th April
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)