Lent, Holy Week & Easter

You are warmly invited to join us at Westbury-on-Trym Parish Church for our Lent, Holy Week and Easter Services:

Ash Wednesday, 14th February
We begin Lent together with a choice of two services, at 9.30am and a Sung Eucharist at 7.30pm. These will include the imposition of the Ashes as an outward sign of penitence and fasting.

Stations of the Cross
This is a wonderful way into a reflective and meditative discipline through Lent. They are always on Monday evenings at 7.30pm.

Lent Sermons at the 10am Sunday Eucharist
Lent 1, 18 February – The Revd Colin Leggate
Lent 2, 25 February – Revd Janet Bromley
Lent 3, 4 March – Hilary Brand, Writer and Author
Lent 4, 11 March – The Vicar
Lent 5, 18 March – Fr Darren Smith, Additional Curates Society

Lent Addresses at Evensong, Sundays at 6.30pm
Our sermon focus will be on the five themes of our Lent Course
Lent 1, given by the Vicar – The Experience of Wonder
Lent 2, given by Richard Sharples – The Problem of Suffering
Lent 3, given by Dianne Yeandel – The Complexities of Relationships
Lent 4, given by Bruce Saunders – The Encounter with Frailty
Lent 5, given by John Rogan – The Hope Beyond Brokenness

Lent Lunches, Tuesdays at 12 noon
Every Tuesday in the St Paul’s Room from Tuesday 20 February until Tuesday 20 March from 12 noon. There will be a soup lunch and a short talk. Proceeds in support of Christian Aid. The donation for lunch is £3.

Parish Bike Ride – Saturday 10 March, 9.30am
This will be the inaugural ride for all of us who would like to ride with the group. Good fellowship and exercise included. See Geoff Carter.

Holy Week: Palm Sunday, 25th March
9.45am Procession and Sung Eucharist
12 noon Eucharist
6.30pm Words and Music from Fauré’s Requiem for Holy Week

Holy Week: Monday 26th March
Eucharist at 7.30pm

Holy Week: Tuesday 27th March
Eucharist at 7.30am

Holy Week: Wednesday 28th March
Eucharist with Penitential Rite at 7.30pm

Holy Week: Maundy Thursday – 29th March
10.30am Chrism Mass and Blessing of Oils at Bristol Cathedral
7.30pm Holy Eucharist of the Last Supper and Watch until Midnight

Holy Week: Good Friday – 30th March
9.30am Children’s Craft in the College
10.30am Children’s Service in the Church (hot cross buns served afterwards)
1pm Devotions
2pm Sung Good Friday Liturgy with Veneration

Holy Week: Holy Saturday – 31st March
From 9.30am Decorating the church
10.30am Sunday Club children make Easter Garden in church
8pm Paschal Vigil and First Eucharist of Easter

Easter Sunday – 1st April
Eucharists at 8am (said), 10am (sung) and 12 noon (said)
6.30pm Solemn Evensong