Services and activities

during Lent and Easter

We look forward to welcoming whether from home or in-person at St Mark’s during this season.

Services

Click to download Lent Holy Communion order of service

Ash Wednesday Church at Home all-age service available from 14th February 
Join Kim and Chris online via Youtube for a 30 minute, all-age Ash Wednesday service.

Click to access the service
Click here to download the order of service

Ash Wednesday Morning Service 17th February, 11 am
Join us in-person at church for Holy Communion and Ashing

Ash Wednesday Evening Service 17th February 7.30pm
Join us in-person at church or online via Youtube for Holy Communion and Ashing.

If you would like to participate in Ash Wednesday/Palm Sunday from home, you are invited to collect a pot of ash and palm cross from the porch in church. Collect on: Sun 7th – Mon 15th Feb. On Sundays, church will be open from 8am-12 noon and also on Mon, Wed and Fri from 9am- 1pm *Restrictions apply

Midday Prayer Holy Week 12 noon
Midday prayer will continue until Maundy Thursday and will break the week after Easter.

Palm Sunday 28th March, 9am
Join us in-person or online via YouTube for Holy Communion service

Palm Sunday 28th March, 10.30am
Join us in-person or online via YouTube for and all-age service

Holy Week Compline 29th March – 2nd April, 8pm
Join us online via YouTube for an evening compline service

Holy Week Youth Compline 29th March – 2nd April, 8pm
Join us online via Instagram for a special youth evening compline service.

Holy Week Images 29th March – 2nd April
Released daily and used for reflection time within our youth compline service

Maundy Thursday – Passover Supper 1st April at home
We are encouraging households to join remotely together ,in their small groups or with family and friends, to celebrate Passover supper. An all-age liturgy will be provided.

Good Friday 2nd April, 10.30am
Join us in-person or online via YouTube for and an all-age service

Good Friday – Three Hours at the Cross 2nd April, 12 noon – 3pm
Join us online via YouTube for prayer and reflection.

Youth Easter Sleepover
3rd & 4th April, 7-8pm at home

Come and join us online for fun and friendship as we celebrate Jesus together and raise money for Wellspring charity too. Sign up online to make a £5 donation.

Saturday – Escape Room, Among Us and other games
Sunday – Easter Celebration with sung worship, prayer and much more

Easter Saturday Vigil
3rd April, 8pm self-led at home
Use the resource on our website (coming soon) to guide you and unite together in self-led, individual prayer.

Easter Sunday 4th April, 9am
Join us in-person or online via YouTube for Holy Communion service

Easter Sunday 4th April, 10.30am
Join us in-person or online via YouTube for and all-age Holy Communion service

*Government guidelines apply to anyone entering the church building and grounds.

Access services

Special edition all-age Ash Wednesday service

Lent Reflections

We are journeying through Lent together. Based on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book, Living His Story by Hannah Steele our church family has created 34 reflections. The reflections will be released Mon-Sat from Ash Wed to Palm Sunday for 34 days. Each reflection will include a short verse and prayer. Click to view our lent reflection via Youtube or click on the three lines in right hand corner of the video below to see the full playlist.

Click here to read more about the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book, Living His Story by Hannah Steele

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