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Holy Week 2024

Maundy Thursday & Good Friday

There are two sung services during Holy Week  –  on Maundy Thursday at 7.30pm and at 1.30pm on Good Friday.

On Thursday, we remember the Last Supper on the night before Jesus died.  At the end of supper with his disciples, Jesus gave to bread and wine a symbolic meaning, representing his body and blood.  Each time we share Holy Communion, we do this in remembrance of him.  We also re-enact Jesus’ washing of the disciples’ feet, traditionally the work of a servant, while the meal was being served, a sign that we too should serve each other.  The altars are stripped bare, signifying the stripping of Christ before the crucifixion, and we keep watch as the disciples were asked to do in the Garden of Gethsemane.

Thursday  28th March: Maundy Thursday
7.30pm The Eucharist of the Last Supper with the Washing of Feet, the Stripping of the Altars
and the Watch of the Passion
Celebrant: The Revd Juliette Hulme
Communion Setting: Leighton in D
439i omit* Praise to the Holiest in the height
Psalm 116: 1, 10 – 17.
304 There is a green hill far away
During washing of feet Drop drop slow tears Orlando Gibbons arr David Blackwell
Ubi caritas et amor Ola Gheilo
302 O thou who at thy Eucharist didst pray
Tantum ergo sacramentum de Séverac
During stripping of altar 305 Soul of my Saviour, sanctify my breast
Procession to St Andrew’s Chapel 307 Sweet sacrament divine
Sung in St Andrew’s Chapel Psalm 22

Friday 7th:  Good Friday
1.30pm A Devotional Service for Good Friday
Led by the Revd Juliette Hulme, with reflections from Julie Dunstan
A service including music, prayers, and readings including the Passion according to St John.

Organ music before the service: O Mensch bewein’ dein’ Sünde Groß  JS Bach
There is a green hill far away
O sacred head sore wounded
Stabat Mater dolorosa  Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
O Saviour of the world John Goss
When I survey the wondrous cross
My song is love unknown