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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. 



Lunchtime talks (1pm) on 

Good Stewardship of the Environment

(in Michaelhouse)

at 1pm

Come and enjoy a vegetarian soup with bread lunch in the chapel at Michaelhouse (on Trinity Street) as we explore topics relating the environment and Lent. These lunchtime talks run from Wednesday 21st February to 20th March, and everyone is warmly welcome. 


    21st February      Let all of the Trees in the Woods Rejoice -

                                                            Dan Foster

    28th February     The Global Biodiversity Framework: driving                                   action for nature and people -

                                                                          Fiona Dobson                                              

    6th March            The Spiritual Significance of Water -

                                                                      Revd Imogen Nay

    13th March           Laudato Si: challenges and opportunities in                                  caring for our common home -

                                                                        Dr Hilary Marlow

    20th March          Sustainable Eating - 

                                                                    Dr David Grumett


Lent book recommendation

Lent 2024 : Good Stewardship of the Environment

Lent Study Group at the Vicarage: Discussion & Prayer based on Laudato Si, led by Canon Jutta Brueck and Natalie Lealand, Education Officer

Tuesday evenings: 21, 27 Feb and 12 & 19 March) in the Vicarage.

Please email , if you would like to attend and for the Vicarage address.

Educating and Advocating for the Environment is important to us at Great St Mary’s, and Laudato Si, which was published in 2015, is an important appeal addressed to every person living on the planet for an inclusive dialgue about how we are shaping the future of our planet - more important than ever!  It highlights the interconnectedness of all dimensions of life, rooted in the Scriptures and Christian tradition – a very valuable teaching resource, inviting all of us to see, pray, reflect, act. It is more important than ever, and given that we at

The text can be downloaded on the internet as a PDF document, and there are various staudy guides available, for example on the CAFOD website.

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 Ben Quash, Professor of Christianity and the Arts Kings College London

Maundy Thursday

28 March at 7pm

A beautiful choral service at which Revd 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

Sermon from Revd Ben Quash — begins our Good Friday service, followed by 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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