All being well, our services for Holy Week and Easter will include as much our “traditional” observances as possible.
(All services will be at the Parish Church, apart from Easter Morning.)
Palm Sunday falls on 28 March.
We will attempt to provide Palm Crosses to those whom we know are shielding/unable to get to church, so that you can “join us” in symbolically taking up your own cross. There will be a special service of Morning Prayer, with Shorter Holy Communion for those who wish to stay.
There will be no Wednesday service that week.
Instead there will be a simple Eucharist on Maundy Thursday at 6.30pm – with the stripping of the Altars, I preparation for Good Friday.
On Good Friday we will follow the Liturgy of the Cross from 2 – 3pm.
Holy Saturday will be a day of emptiness and silence, with no services.
Easter Day celebrations begin with the Liturgy and First Eucharist at 6.30am.
We will gather in front of church, around the brazier for the opening reading and responses, before blessing the new Paschal Candle and proceeding into church for the Eucharist.
For all of the above, no pre-booking is necessary.
There will then be a 9.30 Easter Communion at St Catherine’s, for which spaces must be pre-booked:
please contact Katie Ray on 01722 335701
The 10.45 Easter Celebration at the Parish Church will not include Holy Communion – as we hope to welcome as many parishioners as would like to come.
If you hope to attend this service, please email Christine Matthews on firstname.lastname@example.org (or drop a note to The Parish Office, West Street, Wilton, SP2 0DL) with numbers in your household/bubble who will be attending.
Requests must be received by Sunday 28 March, and you will be advised, no later than Weds. 31st, whether or not we have been able to allocate a place for you.