Holy Week and Easter 2015

Easter St Barnabas A5 2015

Monday & Tuesday of Holy Week

20:00 Compline in the Lady Chapel

A short contemplative service of prayer and simple song to end the day. The service will include a short reflection for Holy Week.


Wednesday of Holy Week 1 April

12:30 Said Mass in the Lady Chapel


Maundy Thursday 2 April

20:00 – Sung High Mass with Palestrina’s ‘Missa Brevis’

Lessons in humility. A final meal with friends. Betrayal. We remember the moments that shape the night before Jesus is crucified.


Good Friday 3 April

09:15 – Walk of Witness with Pitshanger Methodist (Gather outside The Village Inn)

09:55 – Ealing Passion Drama (Live re-enactment of the crucifixion scene hosted by Churches Together in Ealing. Gather at Haven Green.)

13:00 – The Liturgy of Good Friday (lasting 1 hour with Veneration of the Cross)

15:30 – Easter Garden Making (ideal for families and young children)

16:00 – Children’s Service (a short and interactive service for young families)


Holy Saturday 4 April

20:00 The Great Vigil and First Mass of Easter

(With breathtaking music from Handel’s “Messiah” and Bach’s “St John’s Passion”)

Join us for one of the most moving acts of worship in the Christian calendar. We gather in complete darkness to kindle the new fire. Then an ancient Easter hymn is chanted as the church is steadily filled by a wave of golden candlelight. Powerful readings from scripture and majestic sacred music guide our journey from darkness to light. At the high point of worship, the church is flooded with light, flowers and the sound of handheld bells as we proclaim that “Christ is Risen. He is risen indeed!”


Easter Sunday 5 April

08:00 Said Mass (Book of Common Prayer)

10:30 Sung Family Mass followed by Easter Egg Hunt

A celebration of new life and hope. This service includes popular Easter hymns and a fun interactive sermon for all ages. Afterwards we go in search of hidden Easter eggs!

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