Holy Week 2022

Palm Sunday, 10 April

9am Traditional Holy Communion,
10.30am Family Service followed by Messy Church

Join us during our services at the start of Holy Week.  Palm crosses will be given and following the service join us for some fun Messy Church activities. All are welcome to Messy Church whether they have attended the service or not.  We will be focusing on Holy Week and Easter so the craft include making a crown, making a banner and lots of other lovely things.  All children must be accompanied by an adult

Monday, 11 April

6.30pm Zoom service

Join us for our online Holy Week reflection.  For login deails please contact Beth, Jane B or Jane Y

Tuesday, 12 April

6.30pm Night Prayer for Holy Week on zoom

Join us for our online Holy Week reflection.  For login deails please contact Beth, Jane B or Jane Y

Wednesday, 13 April

6.30pm Night Prayer for Holy Week on zoom

Join us for our online Holy Week reflection.  For login deails please contact Beth, Jane B or Jane Y

7.45pm Tenebrae Service by Choral8

The Tenebrae service (latin for darkness) all but disappeared from the church calendar after 1950s.  However, in recent years there has been a resurgence of interest and here at High Beach we will be holding a shortened version of the second original setting using the music of 16th century composer Tomas Luis de Victoria that he wrote specifically for the occasion. 

The service is very theatrical in its presentation and is characterised by the gradual extinguishing of candles throughout, symbolising the desertion of Jesus's disciples in his hours of need.  It finishes in total darkness with a loud noise or 'strepitus' taking place near the end.  There is just one hidden candle left alight - the 'Christ Candle'. 

Do come and listen to the music, psalms and readings that form the bulk of the service and join with the prayers. 

Maundy Thursday, 14 April

1pm Holy Communion

Join us for a quiet service of reflection

6.30pm Night Prayer for Holy Week on zoom

Join us for our online Holy Week reflection.  For login deails please contact Beth, Jane B or Jane Y

Good Friday, 15 April

10.30am - 12noon Easter Activities

All are welcome to join us for activities for children and Easter Garden 

12noon - 3pm Easter Vigil

The Church will be open for reflection, prayer and music

Easter Sunday, 17 April

5.30am Dawn Service

We reflect on that first Easter morning, renew our baptism vows and share bread and wine together

9am Traditional Holy Communion Service

Join us for our traditional BCP communion service with refreshments following the service

10.30am Family & First Communion followed by an Easter Egg Hunt

During the Service the children will be able to go to their groups - Seedlings (Preschool in the side chapel), Saplings (Reception-8 years old in Akers Room) and Beeches (9+ group)  


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