Easter Services 2019

Our services during Holy Week (the week leading up to Easter Sunday) help us to share in Jesus final week leading to his death and resurrection.  Everyone is welcome to attend. Scroll down for more information about each service.

At a glance…

Palm Sunday, April 14th.
Main Service at 10am including Passion reading.

Monday, April 15th.
Compline  (Night Prayer) with homily, 7:30pm, Midhurst.

Tuesday, April 16th.
Compline with homily, 7:30pm, Woolbeding.

Wednesday, April 17th.
Compline with homily, 7:30pm, Midhurst.

Maundy Thursday, April 18th.
Eucharist at 8pm, vigil until midnight, Midhurst.

Good Friday, April 19th.
Messy Easter (craft, service, hot-cross buns, 10am, Midhurst.
Service of the Cross, 2pm, Midhurst.

Easter Sunday. April 21st.
Sunrise service 6am, St Ann’s Hill.
Easter Holy Communion, 8:30am, Woolbeding.
Easter Family Celebration (including Eucharist), 10am, Midhurst.

In more detail…

Palm Sunday, April 14th
On Palm Sunday we remember Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem.  This service begins at 10am in Midhurst Town Square before we make our way into church.  In church we hear a full reading of Jesus’ passion in preparation for the rest of the week.

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, April 15th, 16th & 17th
On these evenings we will meet to share the ancient service of night prayer, known as Compline.  The service alone is very short, but we will benefit from a reading and a homily helping us to journey through the week with Jesus.  7:30pm in Midhurst on Monday and Wednesday and All Hallows Woolbeding on Tuesday evening.

Maundy Thursday, April 18th
On Maundy Thursday our focus moves to the events of the evening before Jesus’ death.  Jesus celebrated Passover with his friends and washed their feet.  Our service begins at 8pm in Midhurst and is a simple service of Holy Communion gathered round a low table in the chancel.  Following the service a vigil is held until midnight.

Good Friday, April 14th
On Good Friday we remember Jesus’ death on the cross.  The Bible tells us that he was nailed to the cross at noon and died at 3pm.  Our quiet and contemplative service of the cross begins at 2pm in Midhurst and ends just after 3pm.   In the morning of Good Friday children and their families are warmly invited to enjoy Messy Easter from 10-12 in Midhurst.  As well as great craft, there is a short service to tell the Easter story and hot cross buns!

Easter Sunday, April 16th
On Easter Sunday we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from the dead.  At our Sunrise Service at 6am on St Ann’s Hill we will greet the Easter morning lighting the Paschal Candles. This short service is followed by coffee and pastries at St Ann’s Hall.

The main Easter Holy Communion at All Hallows in Woolbeding is at 8:30am.  This is a traditional language service from the Book of Common Prayer.