Congregational Bulletin

CONGREGATION BULLETIN – Holy Week 2021

Maundy Thursday

As usual on Maundy Thursday there will be NO Morning Holy Communion service at St Peter’s, as I and most of the priests of the Diocese normally attend the Chrism Mass at St Paul’s cathedral – in which the Bishop of London blesses the Oils for use in the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Anointing the sick. We also renew our Ordination vows at this Eucharist. Although the service is (for most of us) only virtual this year, I will be ‘attending’ just the same, and anyone else can do so. It is at 10.30am and the link is:

youtu.be/CO377HrcSSo 

Service Sheets for the Chrism Mass can be downloaded from St Paul’s Cathedral website.

Our own provision for Maundy Thursday this year will be a Eucharist of the Lord’s Supper at St Saviour’s Church at 8pm The Service will be followed by a Watch in the church before the Blessed Sacrament at the Altar of Repose, which will continue until 11pm. There is no obligation to stay for the Watch or, if you do so, to stay for the full length of it.

This service will also be livestreamed on YouTube – Service Sheets and a link for this and the Good Friday Service* (below) will be sent out earlier on the Thursday.

Good Friday

Our one actual service on Good Friday this year will be a Devotion and Holy Communion at St Peter’s Church at 12 noon. This will follow the shorter pattern we have established when we hold a service at each church, and lasts between 40 and 50 minutes. This devotion, like the evening Maundy Thursday Eucharist at St Saviour’s, will be livestreamed*. Please be patient with us – so far we have had little experience of livestreams and are not yet confident of how to obtain good quality sound and vision. But we still hope you will be able to join us for either or both of these important reflective commemorations.
Matthew Gibson

 

Giotto's Resurrection

EASTER DAY

At 10.30am We will hold our weekly Zoom Eucharist (this is purely online) to mark Christ’s rising from the dead. Our regular Sunday link and a Service Sheet will be sent to you on the Saturday.

Each church will, as usual, hold their own actual Eucharist Services:

4.30pm at St Saviour’s and

6pm at St Peter’s (this service will also be livestreamed on YouTube)

Please note that Father Paul is on leave the following Sunday, and there will just be a recorded Eucharist available that day, for which a link and Service Sheet will be given.