Lent, Holy week & Easter Services

Everyone is welcome to all of our Lent, Holy Week and Easter services and events.

Come and celebrate the joy of a Holy Lent and Easter!

The services below are in addition to our normal pattern of services.

St Mary's, Church Road, ALDINGBOURNE, PO20 3TT

St Mary's, Church Lane, BARNHAM, PO22 0BP

St George's, Church Lane, EASTERGATE, PO20 3UX

Lent and Confirmation Groups:

There are two courses running though the season which we are encouraged to join:

1 - C.S. Lewis at St Mary's, Barnham - Tuesdays in Lent at 7pm

C.S. Lewis was one of the greatest apologist of the Christian faith in the twentieth century, and his many books still remain classics to this day.  A man who knew what it was to be an atheist and then to be captured by the living God, Lewis is able to speak to many about the journey of faith, and to use arguments that are compelling and inspiring.  During the weeks of Lent, the group will at key aspects of Lewis's writings and with the purpose of "going further up and further in" as Lewis once put it, in our relationship with God.

2 - Our journey through Lenten Scripture - Check 'Contact' for dates, times and location

Each week the Revd. Sheila will lead discussions around the readings for the day (on Ash Wednesday) and for the previous Sunday (subsequently).  Why have the compilers of the lectionary decided that these are the readings that will help us to mark the season of Lent?  Why those readings paired together?  What do they say to us? How do they help us make a better journey through Lents?

During LENT:

Ash Wednesday 2nd March 2022

9.30am   St Mary's, Barnham - Said Mass with Imposition of Ashes

10am      St George's, Eastergate - Said Communion with Imposition of Ashes

7pm        St Mary's, Barnham - Sung Mass with Imposition of  Ashes

Stations of the Cross - Every Friday at 6.30pm at St Mary's, Barnham

During HOLY WEEK:

Palm Sunday 10th April 2022

8.30am   St George's, Eastergate - said Communion with Blessing of Palms

9.30am   St Mary's, Barnham - BCP Mass with Blessing of Palms

10am      St Mary's, Aldingbourne - Parish Communion with Blessing of Palms 

10am      St George's, Eastergate - Holy Communion with Blessing of Palms

11.15am St Mary's, Barnham - Sung Mass with Blessing of Palms 

Holy Monday 11th April 2022 

6.30pm   Said Mass with Stations of the Cross at St Mary's, Barnham

Holy Tuesday 12th April 2022

6.30pm   Said Mass with Stations of the Cross at St Mary's, Barnham

Holy Wednesday 13th April 2022 

10am      St George's, Eastergate - Said Communion

6.30pm   Said Mass with Stations of the Cross at St Mary's, Barnham

Maundy Thursday 14th April 2022

7.30pm   St George's, Eastergate - Contemplative Eucharist 

7.30pm   St Mary's, Barnham - Sung Mass of the Last Supper with foot washing and the Watch                                                                                                                                               until 10pm

Good Friday 15th April 2022

10am      St George's, Eastergate - Easter Garden Family Service

10am      St Mary's, Barnham - Easter Garden Family Service

12noon  Open Air Ecumenical Service at the Parish Office (35 Barnham Road)

2pm       St Mary's, Barnham - The Liturgy of Good Friday

6.30pm  St Mary's, Barnham - Maria Desolata

Easter Day 17th April 2022

5.30am   St Mary's, Barnham - Dawn Mass of the Resurrection

8.30am   St George's, Eastergate - Said Eucharist of the Resurrection

9.30am   St Mary's, Barnham - BCP Mass of the Resurrection

10am      St George's, Eastergate - Eucharist of the Resurrection

10am      St Mary's, Aldingbourne - Eucharist of the Resurrection

11.15am St Mary's, Barnham - Mass of the Resurrection

6pm        St Mary's, Barnham - Evensong & Benediction

Easter Week - Monday to Friday

6.30pm   Said Mass of the Resurrection at St Mary, Barnham

10am      Eucharist of the Resurrection (Wednesday only) at St George's, Eastergate 

Easter Week - Saturday

9.30am    Said Mass of the Resurrection at St Mary, Barnham