Holy Week & Easter

Holy Week and Easter


Holy Week is the last week of Lent, the most solemn week of the Christian year, in which we recall the final week of the mortal life of Jesus with his suffering and death. Holy Week takes the Christian through Christ's own journey, from the triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday through to the empty tomb of Easter Day.

Normally there are special services in church held only in this week. However this year the services will be online - see below. Our thanks to the clergy, organist/choir director and the choir for putting these services together.

Palm Sunday - 5 April Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter and the first day of Holy Week. It celebrates Jesus' triumphant entry, on the back of a donkey, into Jerusalem where later he would be arrested and crucified. 

9.30am Sunday Service on Facebook (you do not have to have a Facebook account to watch services live or later) and YouTube.
11am An online service similar to the Together at Eleven on Zoom (ask Derek for the link for Zoom).

• Palm Sunday (website page with information about this particular day and what we have done in previous years at St James's)
• Palm Sunday (photo album from previous years)

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in Holy Week

8pm Compline / Night Prayer on Facebook (you do not have to have a Facebook account to watch services live or later).
Maundy ThursdayYou will need either the Pray app from the C of E website or the service booklet. This service is not long - be with us at 8pm. 

Maundy Thursday - 9 April

Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday, is the day before Good Friday and celebrates the Last Supper of Christ and his disciples. 

8.10pm Holy Communion and the Watch on Facebook (you do not have to have a Facebook account to watch services live or later).
Please download the service booklet - although we will simplify it but there will be no words on the screen. 

• Maundy Thursday (website page with information about this particular day and what we have done in previous years at St James's)

Good Friday - 10 AprilGood friday

Good Friday remembers the day on which Jesus was crucified on a wooden cross, the day after Maundy Thursday and two days before Easter Day.

9.30am Short All Age Style Together service on Zoom (ask Derek for the link for Zoom).
2pm Good Friday Liturgy on Facebook (you do not have to have a Facebook account to watch services live or later) and You Tube.

• Good Friday (website page with information about this particular day and what we have done in previous years at St James's)

Holy Saturday - 11 April

8pm Compline / Night Prayer on Facebook (you do not have to have a Facebook account to watch services live or later).
You will need either the Pray app from the C of E website or the service booklet. This service is not long - be with us at 8pm. 

Easter Sunday - 12 AprilEaster

9.30am Easter service with Communion on Facebook (you do not have to have a Facebook account to watch services live or later).
11am Together All Age service on Zoom (ask Derek for the link for Zoom).

• Easter (website page with information about this particular day and what we have done in previous years at St James's)
• Easter (photo album from previous years)
• Devastating Beauty (Easter poem recorded in St James's Church)
• Easter flowers (photos)

Wednesday and Good Friday for Children

3pm Something for children - Dani will stream a story for children to watch live or later on Facebook. (you do not have to have a Facebook account to watch services live or later).