Holy Week & Easter

'Let us go with him in faith and love, so that, united with him in his sufferings, we may share his risen life'

We warmly welcome you to worship with us in Holy Week, the heart of the Christian year and the Christian life.  There are many opportunities for worship and prayer this week to help us all enter into the mystery of the Lord's death and Resurrection and to journey with him to newness of life.

We maintain physical distancing during our services, which means that the church may be at capacity for some of our most popular services: you are advised to arrive early.

All services are at St John's Timberhill unless otherwise noted.

Sunday 28 March • Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

9am Blessing of Palms and Low Mass (St Julian’s)

10.30am Blessing of Palms and Solemn Mass of the Passion (note early start)

6pm Stations of the Cross and Benediction


Monday 29 March • Monday of Holy Week

10am Low Mass (St Julian’s)

10.30am The Rosary (St Julian’s)

7pm Low Mass and Address


Tuesday 30 March • Tuesday of Holy Week

12 noon Low Mass

7pm Low Mass and Address


Wednesday 31 March • Wednesday of Holy Week

12 noon Low Mass

7pm Low Mass and Address

Thursday 1 April • Maundy Thursday

7.30pm Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper

followed by the Watch at the Altar of Repose until midnight


Friday 2 April • Good Friday

9am Office of Readings and Morning Prayer

10am Stations of the Cross

2pm Solemn Liturgy of the Passion and Death of the Lord

8pm Compline (St Julian’s)


Saturday 3 April • Holy Saturday

9am Office of Readings and Morning Prayer

The Resurrection Night

8.30pm The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night, with the First Mass of Easter


Sunday 4 April • Easter Day

9am Low Mass (St Julian’s)

11am High Mass

6pm Low Mass and Benediction

Monday 5 April • Easter Monday

10am Low Mass (St Julian’s)

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Confessions before Easter

A priest will be in St John’s to hear Confessions, give spiritual advice and pronounce the forgiveness of sins at the following times before Easter:

Monday 29 March

6.30pm to 7pm (The Parish Priest)

Tuesday 30 March

11am to 12 noon (The Parish Priest)

6.30pm to 7pm (Fr Peter Barnes-Clay)

Wednesday 31 March

11am to 12 noon (Fr Peter Barnes-Clay)

6.30pm to 7pm (The Parish Priest)

Maundy Thursday

6.30pm to 7pm (The Parish Priest)

Good Friday

after the 2pm Liturgy (The Parish Priest)

Holy Saturday

2pm to 3pm (The Parish Priest)

5pm to 6pm (Fr Peter Barnes-Clay)

‘If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.’ I John 1.9