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Holy Week & Easter

The liturgies of Holy Week and Easter are a time to recall and celebrate the events at the very heart of Christianity — Jesus' trial, execution, and resurrection. Join us online and in-person as we mark this holiest time of year. 

From 29 March, our church buildings will be open for certain worship services, but otherwise remain closed.


Please remember that if you are attending worship in the church that face coverings (masks) are required at all times, that households may not mix, and that there will be no hymns, or choir. Test & Trace check-in is in place, as are hand sanitizer stations, and the eucharist (communion) will be "in one kind" (that is, only the conscecrated bread). These COVID-safe restrictions apply even if you have been vaccinated. 

 

Easter Sunday

Tickets for Easter Sunday are available at easter2021.eventbrite.co.uk 

YouTube links below will take you to the specific video livestream at youtube.com/c/greatstmarys

 

Holy Week 2021

Stations of the Cross (All Week)

Palm Sunday (28 March)

  • 9.30am Online-only Eucharist with Passion reading, choral music and hymns, and a “virtual” Palm Sunday Procession. Streaming to Facebook & YouTube. Order of Service


Holy Monday  (29 March)

  • Way of the Cross, a spoken service of readings and silence from church 4pm, open to congregation and livestreamed to Facebook. Order of service at this link.

Spy Wednesday (31 March)

Maundy Thursday (1 April)

  • 12.30pm Holy Eucharist in Church and livestreamed to YouTube. Order of service at this link.

  • 7.30pm Livestreamed Online-only Eucharist from Home, streaming to Facebook.Order of service at this link.

  • Online-only vigil from the St Andrew’s Chapel, 9pm to midnight, streaming to Facebook. Order of service at this link


Good Friday (2 April)

  • 10am Multisensory Good Friday Service online only (Youtube & Facebook), espeically but not only for children.

  • 12pm Preaching the Cross, online only, with the Revd Canon Stephanie Spellers, Canon to the Presiding Bishop (The Episcopal Church). Streaming to Facebook and YouTube

  • 2.30 to 3pm spoken Good Friday Service in Church, streaming to YouTube

Download the order of service here.

 
 
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Lent 2021

Renew. Reflect. Refresh

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, Reflection in a time of anxiety, Renewal in a time of uncertainty.  This Lent, come Renew, Reflect, and Refresh.

 
Online Education

Lenten Study Groups

Weekly

Our Tuesdays 5pm Bible Study group is explore the Prophet Isaiah. Another Tuesday evening group be reading and discussing Rowan Williams 'Candles in the Dark - Faith, Hope and Love in a time of pandemic’.  On Wednesday and Thursday evenings, groups are studying Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lenten book, by Hannah Steele, Living His Story - Revealing the extraordinary love of God in ordinary ways 

All our groups are meeting over Zoom right now. Email us to learn more:

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Daily Worship

9am, Noon, 9pm Online

Join us online Monday through Friday for Morning Prayer, Midday Prayer, and Night Prayer. These online services are a time for prayer and reading from Scripture, using the Church of England's Common Worship. Our Morning and Night services are live-streamed on Facebook at 9am & 9pm, and rebroadcast on our YouTube channel at 10am & 10pm.

You'll find the order of service for Morning Prayer at this link, and for Night Prayer at this link.

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Noonday Prayer for Lent

Daily at 12 noon, Online

Midday Prayer for Lent is streamed to all our social media channels at 12 noon, with special music and plainchant for Lent (including the Lent Prose and Litany) sung by the choirs of the University Church, and prayers lead by members of our community.

Streaming to  Facebook and our YouTube channel 

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Midweek Midday Communion

Wednesdays & Feast Days at 12.30pm

Join us for a spoken service of Holy Communion, live-streamed on Facebook at 12.30pm on Wednesdays and Feast Days, and rebroadcast on our YouTube channel that same afternoon.

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Sunday Eucharist

9.30am Sundays Online

A time to Reflect, Renew, and Refresh. Join us online Sundays at 9.30am for Holy Eucharist, with hymns, choral music, prayer, and engaging sermons.You'll find the Order of Service at greatstmarys.org/worship, though the text of hymns and prayers are always included in the broadcast. 

Streaming to  Facebook and our YouTube channel 

Support Group

A Lent Quiet Morning:
Disciples on a Journey

Saturday 27th February

On Saturday 27th February, please join Revd Shirley online for a time of reflecting on your journey as a disciple, a time of restoring your understanding of the privilege of discipleship, and a time of refreshing your soul.

There will be opening worship at 9.30 and closing worship to end at 12.30, and Shirley's reflections will be recorded and posted online for those unable to join live.

Please send us an email to register and receive the Zoom link!