ASH WEDNESDAY 26 February
12.20pm – Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes in the Peace Chapel
7.30pm – Service of Ashes, with music and reflection in the Chancel
SUNDAYS IN LENT
8am services – CANCELLED
will include a reading of the gospel by multiple voices.
The gospel readings this year are the great (and long) texts which have been read in Lent since the third century
to prepare candidates for baptism. You may wish to read them ahead of each service.
1 March – The Temptations of Jesus – Matthew 4:1-11
8 March – Nicodemus meets Jesus – John 3:1-17
15 March – The Samaritan woman at the well – John 4:5-15
CANCELLED 22 March – The healing of the man born with blindness – John 9:1-41
CANCELLED 29 March – The raising of Lazarus – John 11:17-44
Sunday 8 March
A Time to Pause resumes with Cate Thorn – a space to gather and share in silence.
Sunday 29 March CANCELLED
11.30am – the Annual General Meeting of the Parish will be held.
PALM SATURDAY 4 April
9am-12noon – Parish Workshop CANCELLED
Make palm crosses, decorate the church for Palm Sunday,
rehearse the readings, music and song for the season, hot cross buns.
PALM SUNDAY 5 April
8am service CANCELLED
10am – Procession, Blessing of the Palms and Reading of the Passion Story. CANCELLED
This service begins by recalling the entry into Jerusalem of Jesus,
welcomed by the crowds who waved palm branches as he rode on a humble donkey.
Then the focus changes to the week ahead – Holy Week –
as we tell the story of the events that will take place on Thursday and Friday, in the form of a dramatic reading.
12noon – Installation of the Labyrinth CANCELLED
The labyrinth is a prayer walk made of river stones which is laid out in the church
and available for anyone to walk during the week.
4.00pm – The Viva Voce choir bring us a concert within the labyrinth called “Journey to Jerusalem”. CANCELLED
LABYRINTH HOURS CANCELLED
Monday 6 April – Thursday 9 April
Come and walk the labyrinth.
DANCE IN THE LABYRINTH CANCELLED
Monday 6, Wednesday 8, Thursday 9 April
This year Jenny De Leon offers a dance entitled 'Forgiveness'.
The music, sung by the Monks of Dip Tse Chok Ling Monastery, is called 'Prayers of Forgiveness'.
FIRST TUESDAY CONCERT CANCELLED
Tuesday 7 April
Rare and exquisite piano music by Franz Liszt.
John Wells will play the beautiful "Via Crucis", a masterly musical piece which focuses on The Way of the Cross.
WEDNESDAY 8 April
12.20pm – Eucharist CANCELLED
THE GREAT THREE DAYS OF EASTER
MAUNDY THURSDAY 9 April
7pm – Last Supper Eucharist, and the stripping of the church CANCELLED
We remember the Last Supper Jesus had with his disciples,
and prepare the church for the sorrow of Good Friday.
GOOD FRIDAY 10 April
10am – a service of word and song focussed on the cross CANCELLED
We hear told the story of the crucifixion of Jesus, this year according to St Matthew.
11am – Removal of the labyrinth CANCELLED
5pm – Good Friday Concert CANCELLED
Michelle Scullion, a celebrated NZ-based flautist and film score composer,
will present a programme called the World of Flutes.
She will be performing her own compositions and that of some other composers:
Bach, Leonard Cohen, Gluck, Gounod and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
The concert will also feature Sally Barratt-Boyes (mezzo-soprano), who will be singing two songs
(An Irish Blessing by Velma Frye and All in the April evening by Katharine Tynan and Hugh Roberton).
Bishop John Bluck will be giving some readings for the contemplative occasion.
HOLY SATURDAY 11 April
8pm – The Great Vigil of Easter and Renewal of Baptismal Vows CANCELLED
This service begins outside,
then we carry the Paschal Candle into the darkened church
and hear the stories of our faith read and then we proclaim Christ is risen!
We renew our baptism vows and share in the Eucharist.
EASTER DAY 12 April
Services at 8am and 10am CANCELLED
The 10am service is a feast of music and the Easter story
as we celebrate the most important day in the church year.
LENT & EASTER 2020
ALL EASTER SERVICES AND THE LABYRINTH ARE CANCELLED