Holy Week and Easter in the Benefice

Services for Holy Week and Easter Sunday


We will make a pilgrimage with Christ from the joy of his entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, through his suffering and death on Good Friday to the triumph of his resurrection on Easter Sunday.  Please join us and participate in as much of this journey as you can manage.


Palm Sunday, 9th April

We will make a joyful act of witness during a morning of worship which will include a procession from St. Augustine's to St. Peter's, greeting friends from Brighton Road Baptist Church and joining with members of South Croydon United Church along the way.   The timetable will be:

09:30 Gather at St. Augustine's to warm our voices with song and coffee followed by The Liturgy of the Palms - a short act of worship to send us on our way.

11:00 We arrive at St. Peter's for the Liturgy of the Passion and Sung Eucharist

18:30 Evening Worship for Palm Sunday


Monday of Holy Week, 10th April

A day for personal reflection.  St. Augustine's will be open throughout the day from 10:00 to 12:00, 14:00 to 16:00 and 18:00 to 20:00.  At 20:00 Compline


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Tuesday of Holy Week, 11th April

20:00 Tenebrae style service at St. Peter's.  By candlelight we move around the church pausing at a number of the stations of the Cross for readings, prayers and reflections.  As the mood becomes darker we extinguish lights at each station. 


Wednesday of Holy Week, 12th April

09:00 Morning Prayer at St. Augustine's

10:00 Holy Communion at St. Peter's Church House

20:00 Taize service at St. Augustine's. We meditate and pray as we sing Taize chants by the light of many candles.


Maundy Thursday Liturgy, 13th April

20:00 at St. Peter's  We recall the events of the last supper as we join with the first disciples of Jesus in accepting his hospitality through the washing of feet and the sharing of bread and wine.  

We join with Jesus in his desolation as the sanctuary is stripped.  We are invited to remain in silent vigil before our evening ends in compline.  




Good Friday, 14th April

10:20 Procession of Witness.  We join Christians from other South Croydon churches as we follow the cross from Nottingham Road before joining in acts of worship in the town centre. 

14:00 The Good Friday Liturgy at St. Augustine's.  Our choirs lead us through a service of music, prayer and reflection during which the congregation are invited to bring a nail to the cross.


Easter Sunday, 16th April

06:00 Dawn Eucharist including the lighting of the New Fire and the Paschal Candle at St. Augustine's.  This will be followed by breakfast.

08:00 Said Holy Communion at St. Peter's

09:30 Festival Eucharist for Easter Sunday at St. Augustine's. 

11:00 Festival Eucharist for Easter Sunday at St. Peter's

18:30 Sung Evensong for Easter at St. Peter's







 

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