Lent, Holy Week and Easter Services 2019

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Except where indicated, all the services below take place in S. Bartholomew the Great


Lent

Lent

Ash Wednesday, 6th March 2019
08:30 Holy Eucharist with Ashing in the Lady Chapel of The Great
1230 Holy Eucharist with Ashing in the Lady Chapel of The Great
1900 Solemn Eucharist with Ashing at the High Altar of The Great

First Sunday of Lent, 10th March 2019
0900 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
1000 Family Eucharist with hymns in S. Bartholomew the Less
1100 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
1830 Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great

Second Sunday of Lent, 17th March 2019
0900 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
1000 Family Eucharist with hymns in S. Bartholomew the Less
1100 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
1830 Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great

Third Sunday of Lent, 24th March 2019
0900 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
1000 Family Eucharist with hymns in St Bartholomew the Less
1100 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
1830 Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great

Fourth Sunday of Lent, Lætare Sunday, Mothering Sunday,
Refreshment Sunday, Mid Lent, 31st March 2019
0900 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
1000 Family Eucharist with hymns in St Bartholomew the Less
1100 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
1830 Choral Evensong, Sermon & Benediction in The Great

Passion Sunday, 7th April 2019
0900 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
1000 Family Eucharist with hymns in St Bartholomew the Less
1100 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
1830 Choral Evensong & Sermon


Holy Week & Easter

Holy Week, the annual liturgical commemoration of the passion, death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ
begins on Palm Sunday and ends with the Easter Vigil.

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday, 14th April 2019
0900 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
1000 There is no Family Eucharist this week. Instead, all are invited to join the Palm Procession at 1100 in The Less
1100 Blessing of Palms and Procession beginning in St Bartholomew the Less
1115 Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
"Into the Hands of Sinners" in The Great
This service comprises a sequence of readings, music, and prayers. In some respects, it is like a Christmas Carol Service in structure, but the narrative in this case tells the story of the events of Holy Week up to the crucifixion, death, and burial of the Lord Jesus Christ. It includes some of the most powerful music of the season, and is a powerful and moving way to prepare for the days ahead.

Monday of Holy Week, 15th April 2019
1900 Holy Eucharist with Sermon in the Lady Chapel of the Great

Tuesday of Holy Week, 16th April 2019
1230 Holy Eucharist in The Less
1900 Holy Eucharist with Sermon in the Lady Chapel of the Great

Wednesday of Holy Week, 17th April 2019
Also known as Spy Wednesday, the day Judas determined to betray Jesus
1900 Holy Eucharist with Sermon in the Lady Chapel of the Great


Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday, 18th April 2019
20:00 The Mass of the Lord's Supper with the Washing of Feet at the High Altar of The Great
Followed by a Watch at the Altar of Repose until Midnight

Butterworth Charity Solemn Liturgy Tenebrae

Good Friday, 19th April 2019
1130 Butterworth Charity in the Churchyard of The Great
1200 Solemn Liturgy of the Passion in The Great
1900 Tenebræ in The Great

Easter Vigil

Easter Eve, 20th April 2019
20:00 The Easter Vigil & First Mass of Easter in the The Great
This service begins in the Cloister. Those attending are invited to gather there for the First Fire before we go in procession into the body of the church behind the newly lit Paschal Candle for the proclamation of Easter in the Exsultet.

Easter Day

Easter Day, 21st April 2019
0900 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
1000 Easter Family Eucharist
followed by an Easter Egg Hunt
1100 Solemn Eucharist with Renewal of the Baptismal Covenant at the High Altar of The Great
with distribution of Easter Eggs at the door
1830 Festal Solemn Evensong & Sermon with Benediction in The Great

Low Sunday

Low Sunday (Easter II), 28th April 2019
0900 Holy Eucharist in the Lady Chapel of The Great
1000 Family Eucharist with hymns in St Bartholomew the Less
1100 Procession & Solemn Eucharist at the High Altar of The Great
1830 Choral Evensong & Sermon in The Great