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SERVICES FOR HOLY WEEK & EASTER

Join us as the church prepares itself for the great feast of feasts.

Palm Sunday – 25th March:

8.00 am:  Low Mass
10:00 am:  Blessing of Palms, Procession & Parish Mass

 

Monday 26th – Wednesday 28th March:

7.00 pm:  Low Mass and Address

 

Maundy Thursday – 29th March:

7:30 pm:  Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper with Washing of Feet, Eucharistic Procession & Watch until midnight

 

Good Friday – 30th March:

1:00pm:  Children’s service, including lunch and planting of the Easter Garden
3:00 pm:  Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

 

Holy Saturday – 31st March:

10:00pm:  First Mass of Easter with blessing of the New Fire and Paschal Candle

Easter Sunday – 1st April:

8:00am:  Low Mass
10.00 am:  Solemn Easter Mass with  blessing of the Easter Garden. & Easter Eggs

 

LENT COURSE 2018

During this years lent Course we will be studying:

Untold Blessing: Three Paths to Holiness

Our ultimate goal is to be a saint.  It is our greatest calling and what is desired for us by our Creator.  Father Robert Barron paints a beautiful and mysterious image of what it takes to be a follower of “the One who is, Jesus Christ”.  The course lays out three intriguing paths to holiness:

  • Finding One’s Centre in Christ;
  • Knowing You’re A Sinner;
  • Realizing Your Life is Not About You.

It also provides practical approaches to enhance your journey along these three paths.

“I watched Untold Blessing in my Adult Faith Formation class. At the risk of repeating what you’ve probably heard many times, I was really moved by your analysis of the Bible. By incorporating quotations and stories from past theologians as well as pop culture figures, I found it extremely easy to relate to. I am in the middle of my life and feel a strong desire to do the will of God wherever it might lead me. Thank you for helping me put my journey in better perspective.”  Study Program Participant

The Lent course starts on Thursday 22nd February and will meet in the vestry after Vespers at 7:00pm. 

All are welcome to participate.

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. It is a season of penance, reflection, and fasting which prepares us for Christ’s Resurrection on Easter Sunday, through which we attain redemption.

Our foreheads are marked with ashes to humble our hearts and remind us that life passes away on Earth.  The ashes are a symbol of penance made sacramental by the blessing of the Church, and they help us develop a spirit of humility and sacrifice.
The ashes are made from the palms blessed at the Palm Sunday celebration of the previous year.  They are christened with Holy Water.  Whilst the ashes symbolise penance and contrition, they are also a reminder that God is gracious and good to those who call on Him with repentant hearts.

 Wednesday 14th February 2018

12:15pm Said Mass with imposition of ashes

7:30pm Sung Mass with imposition of ashes

LENT STUDY GROUP

An Exploration Of Identity

At Saint Martin’s are we Anglican?  Catholics?

What does this even mean?

Explore the liturgical and theological changes experienced in the parish as a result of the Oxford Movement, set in the context of a wider history of the English Church from the Reformation to the present day and the issues we now face.

Every Wednesday throughout Lent starting on 25th February at 7:30pm.  Hosted by Fr Victor Bullock at the vicarage.

LENT STUDY GROUP

 

BBOTR booklet cover 24 Apr 13UILD ON THE ROCK

Faith, doubt – and Jesus

 

BUILD ON THE ROCK (Matthew 7.24) starts by looking at faith and doubt. Is it wrong – or is it normal and healthy – for a Christian to have doubts? Is there any evidence for a God who loves us? We hear from many witnesses.  At the heart of a Christian answer stands Jesus himself.

We consider his ‘strange and beautiful story’ and reflect upon his teaching, his death, his resurrection and his continuing significance.

The study group meets every Wednesday evening in the vestry hall following a short compline at 7:30pm.

Please note that there will be a small charge of £3.50 to cover the cost of the booklet you will need.

Sign up for the study group on the list at back of church, or contact Father Victor.