8:00 am Said Mass (BCP)
10:30 am Sung Mass
First Sunday of every month
6:00 pm Evensong & Benediction
Weekdays during Lent
8:00 am Morning Prayer
12:00 pm The Rosary (Wednesday)
12:00 pm Stations of the Cross (Friday)
12:30 pm Said Mass
5:30 pm Evening Prayer
6:00 pm Confession (Friday)
Lent and Easter
During Lent we are invited to turn from sin and be faithful to Christ.
Throughout Lent the church takes on a different appearance. The music reflects the penitential nature of the season. The Gloria and Alleluia are omitted, and there is greater use of silence. Our vestments are solemn purple for most of Lent and there are no flowers in church. From the 5th Sunday of Lent, Passion Sunday, all the statues, images and crucifixes are veiled as we journey towards Holy Week and the cross. On Palm Sunday we remember Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem by a procession of palms in St George’s Square.
Our Lenten journey culminates with the Easter Triduum which commemorates Christ’s Passion in one continuous act over three days. On Maundy Thursday we celebrate the Lord’s Last Supper and remember him washing his disciples’ feet. We share his agony in the Garden of Gethsemane and keep vigil at the Altar of Repose in front of the Blessed Sacrament until midnight. On Good Friday we journey with Christ to the cross and share the suffering of his crucifixion and death. On Easter Sunday we celebrate the joy of his Resurrection.
You are invited to join us for services, courses and reflections this Lent and particularly during Holy Week and the Easter Triduum.
Holy Week Services
You are invited to join us as we journey from the triumphal arrival of Jesus in Jerusalem on Palm Sunday to his death on Good Friday and the celebration of his resurrection at the First Mass of Easter.
10:30 am Sung Mass and procession of palms in St George’s Square
6:00 pm Healing and Wholeness Service
Monday to Wednesday in Holy Week
12:30 pm Mass
6:30 pm Stations of the Cross
7:00 pm Mass
7:00 pm Mass with foot washing, procession of the Sacrament to the Altar of Repose and stripping of the Altars.
Vigil will be kept before the Reserved Sacrament until midnight
2:30 pm Silent Prayer
3:00 pm Liturgy of Good Friday with the Passion according to St John, Veneration of the Cross and Communion
from the Reserved Sacrament
5:30 am Lighting of Easter fire, Easter Dawn Vigil and First Mass of Easter
The service will be followed by breakfast in the Church Hall
10:30 am Easter Day Festival Mass