Holy Week and Easter 2018
Palm Sunday – Holy Communion
Sunday 25th March – 10.15am
Our traditional Palm Sunday Service where we celebrate Christ’s entry into Jerusalem before starting his final week of ministry. Service starts with a palm cross parade and includes a dramatic reading of the Passion.
Maundy Thursday – Holy Communion
Thursday 29th March – 7.30pm
Maundy Thursday is one of the most holy days of the Christian year. It is when we remember Christ’s promise to us, it is the moment when Jesus gave us the Eucharist as our main act of worship and it is the service when he washed the feet of his disciples and set us the example of how to live as Christians.
Good Friday Services
Friday 30th March
10.15am – United Service “A Good Friday Journey”
The united Good Friday Journey will be slightly different this year and will be called “A Good Friday Journey”. We will be walking to various points in South Oxhey where we will sing, pray or read from the Bible. Each stop will last for about 5 minutes before we move on. We would like as many as possible to walk the whole way with us but we do understand that some people may prefer to join us for just one or two stops. The time and stops will be:
- 10.15 Baptist Church
- 10.30 All Saints (if the weather is bad we will meet in the foyer)
- 10.40 Outside the Parish Hall in Oxhey Drive
- 10.50 The Precinct
- 11.00 Carpenders Park Station
- 11.15 Methodist Church (a slightly longer worship time followed by hot cross buns and hot drinks)
2.30pm – Good Friday Service at All Saints’ Church
Please join us as we remember the sacrifice that Jesus made for us as he suffered on the cross to save our sins. Good Friday is also one of the holiest days in our calendar and it is important that as Christians we all observe it seriously.
There is no Easter without Maundy Thursday or Good Friday.
Easter Day – Holy Communion
Sunday 1st April – 10.15am
Come and join the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection . The service will start outside with the lighting of the Pascal Candle from a fire. The lit candle will then be carried into the church symbolising the light of Christ coming into the world.
This will be an All Age service.
Our Easter Service will be followed by:
Decorated Egg Competition: Once again we will be holding a decorated egg competition so get those creative juices flowing. Decorate a hard-boiled egg and bring it along on Easter Day and you could win an Easter egg.
Easter Scavanger Hunt: After the service, the children can let off some energy and join the hunt for some sweet treats.
Easter Monday Pilgrimage to St. Albans Abbey
Monday 2nd April
Walk – Depart from Carpenders Park Station at 9am
Picnic – Meet in the Abbey Gardens from 1pm
Service – St Albans Abbey at 3pm (parade into Abbey from 2.30pm)
Each year a group of us have joined in the Easter Monday Pilgrimage to St. Albans. We have always had a wonderful time! We go into the Abbey and join over a thousand other people for a tremendous service. Come along and share in the joy of the risen Lord!
Some of us will walk to the Abbey (an 11 mile walk). We are planning to leave from Carpender’s Park Station at 9am, getting to St Albans for around 1pm. If the full 11 miles is too much, you can meet us at Bricket Wood Station (parking available) at around 11:30 for the final 4 miles or just meet us outside the Abbey for a picnic before the service (picnic may be moved inside the Abbey depending on the weather).