Easter

For many of us this Easter will feel a bit more like 'normal', and we've got a wonderful range of services and events for you! Starting with Palm Sunday and heading all the way through to glorious Easter Sunday! Scroll below to see what's going on.

Palm Sunday (Sunday 10th April)

The Easter period starts off with Palm Sunday. This is the celebration of Jesus entering Jerusalem and the people welcoming him and waving palm branches to celebrate. 

We have services at every church in the benefice on this special Sunday:

9am - Holy Communion Service - Christ Church Henton

10:30am - Inspire (Informal Family Friendly Service) - St Matthew's Wookey

6:30pm - Evensong - Christ Church Coxley

Click on the button below to go to our Events page for more information. 

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Sacred Space (Monday 11th-Wednesday 13th April)

Many people find solace in being in a sacred place, where many of people have offered prayers and worshiped God over many years. Holy Week is a great time to reflect on the life and sacrifice of Jesus, as well as the joy of his resurrection. 

Drop in to Christ Church Henton to reflect and pray. You are welcome to join at any point during the hour. During the last 15 minutes there'll be some readings and prayers. 

Sacred Space is on at the following times:

7-8pm - Monday 11th April -

7-8pm - Tuesday 12th April 

7-8pm - Wednesday 13th April

Click on the button below to go to our Events page for more information. 

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Shared Supper (Maundy Thursday 14th April)

An important part of many of our church services is Holy Communion when we recall the Last Supper, which Jesus had with his disciples. We are holding this Shared Supper meal in Wookey Church Hall (6-7pm) to remember the Last Supper, but also to enjoy the companionship of sharing a meal together.

 

There'll be meal of stew and bread, with a choice between meat stew and a vegetarian

stew. Please register online, via our Events page if you would like to attend so that we

can get the catering right. You can register up to 4 people at once.

There is no charge for the meal, but donations are welcome to cover church costs and

to be shared with the DEC in support of Ukraine.

Click on the button below to go to our Events page for more information and to RSVP.

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Tenebrae (Maundy Thursday 14th April)

Tenebrae is a chance to focus on the loss felt by Jesus' followers caused by his betrayal by Judas, his death on the cross and his burial in a tomb.

 

This service is being held at St Matthew's Wookey after a well-received service last year. You don't need to have gone to the Shared Supper before this service to come along. If you are attending the Shared Supper and would like to attend the Tenebrae service, we make our way to the Church once the meal is over at 7pm.

 

During this service we reflect on the different shadows cast by the betrayal, suffering and

death of Jesus, and this is symbolised by 13 candles. One by one each of these candles

are extinguished leaving the church in darkness. This service reminds us that Jesus' suffered

these shadows so that we might be restored to God and have eternal life.

Click on the button below to go to our Events page for more information.

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An Hour around the Cross (Good Friday 15th April)

On Good Friday we remember the crucifixion of Jesus.

At Christ Church Coxley join for an hour with prayers and readings as we sit around the

cross. We will hear imaginative accounts from 7 of the witnesses present - Peter, Pilate

and Judas among them. A time to contemplate the cost of Jesus' love for us. 

Click on the button below to go to our Events page for more information.

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Easter Sunday (Sunday 17th April)

The greatest part of Easter is now here! Now we get to celebrate the miraculous resurrection of Jesus. His body was stored in the tomb after his death. But when his followers go to visit his body they find that it has gone, and an angel gives them the glorious news that he has risen from death!

 

Join us on this day of celebration at our family friendly services. There'll be craft activities for children, and there'll also be an Easter egg hunt, with the collected eggs being shared out between everybody. There'll also be Holy Communion at the three church services, which has a special significance on this special Easter Sunday.

Also on this Sunday, there's the opportunity to watch the sunrise from Henley Hill in Wookey, at the Dawn Service.

We have the following services in the benefice on this special Sunday:

5:45am - Dawn Service - Henley Hill in Wookey

9am - Family Friendly Holy Communion Service - Christ Church Henton

10:30am - Family Friendly Holy Communion Service - Christ Church Coxley

10:30am - Family Friendly Holy Communion Service - St Matthew's Wookey

Click on the button below to go to our Events page for more information about the Dawn Service. 

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