Lent, Holy Week And Easter 2017

Lent, Holy Week and Easter

Please note that we do many things together with the Old Royal Naval College Chapel in this season.  All services in St Alfege Church unless noted below.  


Wednesdays in Lent

Journey to Jerusalem


A series of explorations into the Ministry of Jesus in words and images led by the clergy for the five following Wednesdays in the Church at 8.00pm.

March 8               Baptism                                          Revd Pat Mann

March 15                 Boat                                                Revd Pat Mann

March 22                 Wells                                         Revd Chris Moody

March 29                 Temple                                 Revd Caroline Risdon

April 5                        Vineyards and Olive Groves     Revd Chris Moody

Mothering Sunday                                                              March 26

10.00am          All-age Eucharist with contributions from

                   Children’s Church and Junior Choir

6.30pm            Choral Evensong with a short talk on Francis Thompson’s Hound of Heaven by Ian Pawlby


St John’s Passion                                                                   April 1

Performance of JS Bach’s St John’s Passion by the Thomas Tallis Society conducted by Eamonn Dougan.

Tickets available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/tts or at the door.

Passion Sunday                                                                     April 2

Visiting Preacher at the 10am Eucharist, Canon Mark Oakley of St Paul’s, author of The Splash of Words.

Holy Week                                                                         April 9 - 15

Palm Sunday

10.00am          Eucharist with the Blessing of Palm Crosses and Dramatic Reading of the Passion according to St Matthew


5.30pm            Choral Evensong at the ORNC Chapel


1.00pm            Organ Recital in the Chapel

5.30pm           Evening Prayer in Church


5.30pm            Evening Prayer in Church.

7.00pm            Music for Lent and Passiontide in the Chapel by the Chapel Choir including music by Lobo, Allegri and Roderick Williams (free with retiring collection).

Holy Thursday

8.00pm            Eucharist with the washing of feet and stripping of the altar followed by silent vigil before the Blessed Sacrament until Midnight.

Good Friday

10.00am          Family Service in Church

11.00am          The Liturgy with Veneration of the Cross and Communion in the Chapel

12.15pm          Procession of the Cross from the Chapel to the Church

12.45pm to 3.00pm

                   Good Friday Meditations led by
Revd Andrew Williams, University Faith Adviser at Kingston University and assistant priest in the Kingston Team Ministry.

Easter Day Sunday                                                              April 16

8.00am       Holy Communion

10.00am     Sung Eucharist
with Renewal of Baptismal Vows



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