Holy Week a Spiritual Journey
Holy Week is an opportunity to remember and share the events of the last week of Jesus' life before he died on the cross.
God's man was rejected, condemned and done away with, crucified by an un-holy alliance of religious authority and imperial state power.
Each day of Holy week has a theme, from the arrival in Jerusalem on Palm Sunday to the burial in a borrowed tomb on Good Friday.
Tracing the footsteps of Jesus along the "Way of the Cross" is a preparation for the life changing events of Easter Day when he rose again.
Why not journey through this week with us?
Wednesdays in Lent
Throughout Lent our Wednesday morning Communion in Hardwicke Church at 9.30am will continue using the Book of Common Prayer.
Thursdays in Lent
Soup, cheese and fruit lunch from 12.30pm. Donations are asked towards the work of Christian Aid.
Fridays in Lent
We meet in a parishioners home at 11.00am for coffee and chat with prayer or informal communion.
Random Acts of Kindness
This project is an attempt to spread a little goodness and joy in the world since “Kindness starts with one!” We will be promoting weekly RAKs for everyone to use throughout Lent.
Click on the logo above, choose at least one from three suggestions then resolve to do it!
Study our Lent Book
Our recommended book is a series of guided meditations on the significance of the things that Jesus carried to his cross. This is ideal reading for those who find it difficult to commit to a regular weekly gathering for study.
The book is available at minimal cost on Amazon and Kindle. We also offer an optional sharing group for those reading the book where we will meet to discuss the book over coffee.
Sunday Services and Midweek Services
Come and join us one Sunday at Hardwicke, Elmore or Longney.
Our morning services are usually the best place to begin,
especially if you are new to the life of the Church.
The Eucharist or Communion, sometimes called Mass, is our main Sunday service. The word "Eucharist" means "thanksgiving". It is the time when we sing hymns, reflect on the week gone by, hear the Bible read and explained, and offer our prayers to the Lord.
In this service we also receive the Communion bread and wine,
as Jesus asked his friends to do, in remembrance of Him.
Evensong at Elmore is a service of hymns, readings and prayers using
the 1662 Prayer Book (in traditional language).
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This Month's Services at Church...
Every Wednesday in Lent
Said Eucharist (BCP) at Hardwicke Church 9.30am
Sunday March 25th - Palm Sunday
“Christ enters Jerusalem”
"Storyteller" Eucharist at Longney Church 9.30am
"Simply Worship" Eucharist at Hardwicke Church 11.00am
Evensong with Hymns at Elmore Church4.00pm
Monday March 26th - Holy Week begins
“Following the Way of the Cross”
Every day this week there will be opportunities for reflective prayer
we will use a variety of services both formal and informal
in church, in homes and out in the community
Holy Monday March 26th
A sequence of prayers and readings at Elmore 7.30pm
Holy Tuesday March 27th
Parish Family Passover at Church House, Hardwicke 7.30pm
Holy Wednesday March 28th
Communion Service at Hardwicke Church 9.30am
Taize Style Service at Hardwicke Church 7.30pm
Maundy Thursday March 29th
The Agape Meal at Hardwicke Church 7.30pm
Good Friday March 30th
The Good Friday Walk with the Cross from 12 noon
The “Last Hour Service” at Hardwicke Church from 2.00pm
"The Road to the Cross" at Elmore Church 6.30pm
Holy Saturday March 31st
First Easter Service at Hardwicke Church (quiet & beautiful) 8.00pm
Sunday April 1st - Easter Sunday
“Alleluia! Christ is Risen!”
Sunrise Service and Breakfast at Hardwicke Church 6.15am
Said Easter Sunday Eucharist (BCP) at Longney Church 8.00am
Festival Eucharist at Elmore Church 9.30am
Family Eucharist at Hardwicke Church 11.00am