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, 6th March
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, 10 March – Venerable Michael Johnson, Acting Archdeacon of Bristol
Lent 2, 17 March – Revd Ian Bailey, Assistant Priest at St Mary’s, Shirehampton
Lent 3, 24 March – Canon Michael Roden, Canon Chancellor of the Cathedral
Lent 4, 31 March – The Vicar
Lent 5, 7 April – Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol

Lent Addresses at Evensong, Sundays at 6.30pm
Our sermon focus will be on five 20th century writers on prayer
Lent 1, given by the Vicar – Henri Nowen
Lent 2, given by Lyn Horscroft – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Lent 3, given by John Pedlar – Br Roger of Taizé
Lent 4, given by Bruce Saunders – Thomas Merton
Lent 5, given by Dianne Yeandel – R.S. Thomas

Lent Lunches, Tuesdays at 12 noon
Every Tuesday in the St Paul’s Room from Tuesday 12 March until Tuesday 16 April 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 23 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. Contact Geoff Carter (see Lent leaflet for contact details or ring the parish office, 0117 950 8644)

Our Lent Course 2019
This will be Another Story Must Begin by Jonathan Meyer. It is based on the book and film Les Misérables. The DVD will accompany the course as well, as in past Lent courses. This will be a shared Lent Course with the Methodists, which starts in the week beginning 11 March. Please use the forms available in church or from the parish office to sign up for a weekly session which will be running on Wednesday or Thursday evenings, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday daytime.

The film Les Misérables (158 minutes) will be screened on 12 March at 7.15pm in church.

Holy Week: Palm Sunday, 14 April
9.45am Procession and Sung Eucharist
12 noon Eucharist
6.30pm Words and Music for Holy Week

Holy Week: Monday 15 April
Eucharist at 7.30pm

Holy Week: Tuesday 16 April
Eucharist at 7.30pm

Holy Week: Wednesday 17 April
Eucharist with Penitential Rite at 7.30pm

Holy Week: Maundy Thursday – 18 April
7.30pm Holy Eucharist of the Last Supper and Watch until Midnight

Holy Week: Good Friday – 19 April
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 – 20 April
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 – 21 April
Eucharists at 8am (said), 10am (sung) and 12 noon (said)
6.30pm Solemn Evensong