Easter time is the most important season in the Christian calendar.  During what is called ‘Holy Week’ we remember the events that led up to Jesus’ betrayal by one of his closest friends and his unjust and very cruel execution by a conspiracy of authorities.  On Easter Day we celebrate his ultimate defeat of death and all wrong-doing by rising to new life, a new life that gives real hope in all our own pain, guilt and sorrow.  God makes this new life available to us all through faith in Him.  Please do join us for any or all of our services as we celebrate this amazing good news for everyone.  Details are given below or download your own copy of Holy Week & Easter Services here.

Palm Sunday 25th March  We celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry to Jerusalem and anticipate the events of Holy Week.  Palm Crosses are given out at each of our three Sunday services, at 8.00 am, 10.00 am and 6.30 pm.

Mon 26th March to Thursday 29th March:
9.00am Morning Prayer and 7.30pm Evening Service each day.

Maundy Thursday 24th March: 7.30 pm to midnight A very moving evening Communion service recalling Jesus’ last meal with his disciples before his execution.  Because Jesus washed his disciples’ feet at this meal, we offer foot or hand washing.  The service is followed by a quiet vigil.  Come when you can, leave when you must.

Good Friday 25th March:
10.30am – 12.30pm Messy Church in the Hall.  A fun-filled family event with crafts and activities on Easter themes, most suitable for children of primary age with their parents or carers.  Light lunch provided; booking essential!  Contact Alex on 07970 862950 or familiesworker@stmarywarsash.org.uk

12 noon – 2pm  Reflective Walk of Witness around the village, with thought-provoking readings and prayers reflecting Jesus’ last journey.  Start and finish at the church.Easter Cross

2.pm – 3pm Passion Stories and Meditations in church.

Easter Sunday 27th Mar:
8am  Early morning Communion service remembering Jesus’ friends discovering the empty tomb – with lighting the Easter Fire and the new Easter Candle.

10am  Easter Family Communion when we celebrate Jesus’ appearing to his friends and followers after rising from the dead – and the new life we have as members of God’s family because of this.

6.30pm Easter Hymns of Praise An evening service of hymns and songs celebrating this important day in the Christian Calendar.

Download your own copy of Holy Week & Easter Services here