LENT & EASTER
at St. John's
March 5th marks the beginning of Lent, 40 days when Christians prepare for Holy Week when we remember Christ's crucifixion and celebrate His Resurrection.
Scroll down to find all the events and services happening at St. John's in this period or click below.
You are invited to join us to watch the film 'Chocolat' and discuss issues of giving up, God, the world and what it means to be human.
Six relaxed meetings (with chocolate!) running from 13th March for 6 weeks, starting at 7.30pm
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'Christ and the Chocolaterie'
Every Wednesday from 13th March for 6 weeks,
We mark the beginning of Holy Week by commemorating Jesus' entry into Jerusalem.
We process into church with palm leaves and branches, we will hear the Passion Gospel read and will celebrate the Eucharist together.
Join us as we gather in our own upper room in the Community Centre to share a simple meal together, finishing with an act of Holy Communion.
We then move to the church nave to gather by the altar of repose and, as Christ commanded, 'keep watch' in a prayer vigil until Midnight (feel free to stay for as little or as long as you like, or to come and go at any point).
Join us for this powerful start to the Triduum - the three days of prayer and reflection leading up to Easter Day.
Agape Meal, Communion
Join us as for a morning of fun with crafts, stories and food as we discover what Easter is all about and enjoy lots of exciting activities, finishing with an Easter Egg hunt for all ages!
We prepare for the hour of Jesus' Crucifixion by prayerfully marking out the journey He made to the cross.
There will be space for prayer, reflection and veneration of the cross before finally leaving in silence.
the Liturgy of
DAWN SERVICE, 5.30am
Join us for this most moving and powerful service as we encounter the Resurrected Christ.
We gather outside church and light the Easter fire. We hear of God's story of salvation before moving into Church to celebrate the first communion of Easter.
As an extra treat (and reward for those who are still awake!) we follow our celebrations by breakfast. All very welcome.
followed by breakfast
for Easter Day
PARISH EUCHARIST, 10am
Join us for our sung Parish Eucharist where with hymns, Word and sacrament we celebrate the risen Christ. All very welcome.