As we journey together through Lent we take time to think, pray, reflect, re-establish life-giving patterns and establish new ones as we seek to live as disciples of Jesus.
Lent culminates in Holy Week as we journey towards the cross and recount the final week of Jesus' life on earth. At the end of the week on Easter Sunday we gather together in different ways to celebrate the wonderful news that 'He is Risen,' that Jesus died, but rose again for us.
This year we have a series of events and services throughout Holy Week. You are welcome to join in any or all as we journey together. Whether you have celebrated Easter many times or whether it is all new to you, you are welcome.... Download our Easter Events flier here.
27 March to 23 April: Experience Easter Displays, St Andrews Church
St Andrews Church is
open all day and Experience Easter is available for members of the
public to visit and take part in the activities from until 23rd April.
Over the last few weeks over 350 children from fours schools: St Peter’s Droitwich CofE Academy, Hindlip First School, Westlands First school and Chawson First School, have been guided through Experience Easter.
There are six interactive displays telling the story of Easter at St Andrews Church . At each of the six displays there is something to do or to think about. For example at the Hopes and Dreams display, which tells the story of Palm Sunday, there is a road, palm leaves and a cross made from stone. People are invited to pick up a stone and write their hope and dream upon it, then place it at the foot of the cross.
Until 23rd April.
Monday 10th April: Jesus My Boy
It is based on the story of Jesus seen through the eyes of Joseph, an ordinary and down-to-earth man, dismayed about how his image is later portrayed in Christian art work! More information can be found on Worcester Rep's website.
Mon 10th April, 7.30pm
Tickets Available Now from the Parish Centre - £12 or £10 Concessions. There will also be tickets available on the door.
Tuesday 11th April: Stations of the Cross
We journey through the story of Holy Week using images, readings and prayers as we move around the church together.
Tues 11th April, 7.30pm
Wednesday 12th April: Passover Meal
This will include being led through the Passover meal (similar to that experienced by Jesus at the last supper) and ending with a two course meal and coffee.
(ALL TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT HAVE NOW BEEN SOLD)
Thursday 13th April: Maundy Thursday Service
A simple service where we remember the events of the night before Jesus was led to the cross.
Thurs 13th April, 7.30pm
Friday 14th April: Good Friday
10.15am Walk of Witness (starting at Sacred Heart Church)
We join with others from churches across the town for a 'Walk of Witness.' We start at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 10.15am for a short service before a cross is carried through the town and we follow together. We finish with a short service in Victoria Square.
Space for Reflection
St Andrew's Church will be open throughout the day for private prayer and reflection, with interactive prayer spaces set up to help those who visit to 'Experience Easter.'
At 2pm we gather to share in the liturgy for Good Friday where we journey to the cross with traditional words, prayers and readings. A simple but powerful time together.
Saturday 15th April: Messy Church
Our monthly Messy Church meets for a special Easter Messy Church, where children accompanied by an adult can take part in crafts, songs, a short talk and a lunch of sandwiches and cake. Messy Church is free and open to children of all ages. Free midi eggs for all children
Sat 15th April, 10am-12noon.
Sunday 16th April: Easter Sunday
On Easter Sunday we meet to celebrate and have services across our Parish.
Sonrise Service - We meet with others from churches across Droitwich to begin the day by celebrating together as the sun rises.
Easter Communion Services
8am - St Augustine's Church (Dodderhill) (traditional said communion service)
9.30am - St Peter's Church (communion service)
10.45am - St Andrew's Church (traditional communion service)
6.30pm - St Andrew's Church (informal worship service).
More information about the different church congregations can be found here.
For more information contact the Parish Office.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Droitwich Parish Team