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.
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
8am BCP Eucharist (not ticketed nor livestreamed)
10am Easter Music Online (with pre-recorded hymns) streaming to YouTube
12pm Eucharist (ticketed). Order of service here.
3pm Easter Tea (Zoom — check your eMag for link details)
Holy Week 2021
Stations of the Cross (All Week)
Walk the Way of the Cross, with stations and prayers posted around the Great St Mary's churchyard fence. You can download the prayers and images at this link.
Palm Sunday (28 March)
Holy Monday (29 March)
Spy Wednesday (31 March)
Maundy Thursday (1 April)
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.
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.
Lenten Study Groups
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:
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.
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.
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
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!