Easter Services at St. Barts

We are delighted to welcome new people at any time of year, but for those of you who are new to the area, or visiting friends or family, here is some information about our special Holy Week and Easter services.



Palm Sunday: 10am Palm Procession and Parish Eucharist. We process from the vicarage to the church, waving our palms and singing Hossanna!


25 March


Monday, Tuesday & Wedneday: 8pm Said Eucharist and Address - a brief eucharistic service with a theme for meditation

26, 27, 28 March


Maundy Thursday: 8pm Sung Eucharist of the Last Supper: a full sung eucharist with opportunity afterwards for silent prayer and meditation. The readings commemorate the Last Supper and the liturgy includes foot washing. We finish by removing all the decoration from the church and setting up the Altar of Repose

29 March


Good Friday: 10am Walking the Way of Jesus - an all age service preparing children for Easter.

12noon - 3pm Three Hours of the Cross. A series of meditations and services of the Word, including Stations of the Cross. Each hour is self-contained with a short break between hours, so you may come to one, two or all three.

12noon: One Hour's Devotion - readings, prayers, hymns, meditation

1pm: The Way of the Cross

2pm: The Liturgy of Good Friday

30 March


Holy Saturday: 9pm The Easter Vigil: We light the New Fire in the churchyard and process into an otherwise dark church, reading a point in the service where the church is filled with light and sound (and lots of flowers!) to proclaim the resurrection. Then we move on to celebrate the first Eucharist of Easter.

31 March


Easter Sunday: 8am Our usual early morning said service in traditional language.

Eucharist: 10am A celebratory Eucharist in contemporary language with music and robed choir. At this service, children who have been prepared will take communion for the first time, and the Easter Garden will be blessed.

1 April

The Meaning of Easter

For more information on the meaning of Holy Week and Easter, and the traditional services, please see our Calvary Condrum page.

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Call the Rev Stephen Edmonds on 020 8676 8925


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