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Lent & Easter 2024

Watch and Pray

The season of Lent doesn't need to be a time of despair. Come discover how our Christian spirituality provides Refreshment in a time of hardship, Hope in a time of anxiety, Strength in a time of uncertainty.  This Lent, come Watch and Pray with the resources below and with others.

Watch and Pray

Please click here to access the Church of England's Lent resources for Watch and Pray 

Great St Mary's Services 

Morning Prayer -

Monday - Friday 9-9.25am

Holy Communion - 

Wednesdays 12.30pm-1pm

Mondays at 12.30pm
in Michaelhouse

Christian Meditation/Silent Prayer


A space to be silent before God with others in the centre of our busy city. Give it a try if you are in the area; tell your friends.

Everyone is welcome, and to stay for a soup lunch. 



Holy Week

Palm Sunday

24 March at 10am

A traditional Palm Sunday procession through the market square at 10am is followed by a reading of the Passion and a service of sung Holy Communion inside the church. Everyone is welcome to this service, which will also be livestreamed

Image by Grant Whitty
Image by Jametlene Reskp

Triduum Preacher Revd Canon Professor Ben Quash, Professor of Christianity and the Arts Kings College London

Maundy Thursday

28 March at 7pm

A beautiful choral service at which Revd Canon Professor Ben Quash will preach, with foot-washing, the remembrance of the Last Supper, and Holy Communion, followed by a vigil with the Sacrament in the St Andrew's Chapel

Good Friday

29 March, 12.30–3pm

12.30 - 1.25pm Sermon from Revd Canon Professor Ben Quash — begins our Good Friday service, followed by, 

1.30 - 3pm the Liturgy of the Cross, veneration of the cross and then Communion from the Reserved Sacrament. All are welcome.

Image by Alicia Quan

Easter Sunday

31 March

A joyful celebration of the great Day of Resurrection! Come and join us as we remember God's good news with song, story, and sacrament.

•   5.30am Dawn Vigil

•   8am BCP Holy Communion

•   10am Choral Eucharist

•   11.30am Choral Mattins

•   5pm Choral Evensong

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