Holy Week and Easter

Daily

From our church

Weekday Morning and Evening Prayer for Holy Week (Monday 6th – Friday 10th April 2020). Daily prayer live, led by Dan or Kate, at 9.30am and 5.30pm on our Facebook Page 
Whether joining others on Facebook, or taking part by yourself, you might like to download these documents: Morning Prayer | Evening Prayer.

From elsewhere

Holy Week activities for Families are available to help you explore each day with God, through activities, bible reading and discussion. Why not Zoom, Skype or call another household and do this together?

Revd Nick Helm who has done a lot of work in the area of spirituality is offering ‘By stony paths…’  simple daily 15 minute meditations with a gospel passage to take us with Jesus on the journey of his passion. The webpage with all the details is: https://soulspark.online/home/by-stony-paths/ where you can listen to the daily meditations.  There is a different meditation for each day of the week.

Lectio365 is available for your phone or smart device all year round, but is particularly good for daily reflections and prayer at this time of Covid-19 and Holy Week

Paul Edmondson has audio-recorded the whole of St John’s Gospel (NRSV). It’s in seven episodes from Palm Sunday to Easter Day (excluding Easter Eve). Each episode lasts around 15-20 minutes. https://soundcloud.com/pauledmondson/

Sunday 5th April (Palm Sunday)

From our church

Sunday (Zoom) Service You might like to watch this film in conjunction with the service https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIf9t8w5NoY
Recorded service now available:

From elsewhere

John’s Gospel. Part 1. For Palm Sunday.
https://soundcloud.com/pauledmondson/johnsgospelpart1chapters1to3

Monday 6th April

From elsewhere

John’s Gospel. Part 2. For Monday of Holy Week
https://soundcloud.com/pauledmondson/johnsgospelpart2chapters4to6

Tuesday 7th April

From elsewhere

John’s Gospel. Part 3. For Tuesday of Holy Week.
https://soundcloud.com/pauledmondson/johnsgospelpart3chapters7to9

Daily meditation led by Revd Canon Dr Richard Cooke, 6.30pm http://www.facebook.com/BlueRoofCoventry/videos/ 

Wednesday 8th April

From elsewhere

John’s Gospel. Part 4. For Wednesday of Holy Week.
https://soundcloud.com/pauledmondson/johnsgospelpart4chapters10to12

Daily meditation led by Revd Canon Dr Richard Cooke, 6.30pm http://www.facebook.com/BlueRoofCoventry/videos/ 

Thursday 9th April (Maundy Thursday)

From our church

7.00pm (approx) Revd. Kate Mier will livestream a short reflection on Facebook to give us a bit of spiritual nourishment to supplement our special meal.

Here are two recipes for a Maundy Thursday Supper at home: Braised spiced lamb | Spiced vegetable casserole. You might like to have a Skype or Zoom call with another household at some point during your meal to share some news, give thanks together and pray with one another.

Visit our Messy Church page for resources and ideas of activities to do with families. Some will be posted on the day.

From Elsewhere

John’s Gospel. Part 5. For Maundy Thursday.
https://soundcloud.com/pauledmondson/johnchapters13to17

Daily meditation led by Revd Canon Dr Richard Cooke, 6.30pm http://www.facebook.com/BlueRoofCoventry/videos/ 

Messy Church Maundy Thursday ideas to do at home.

Friday 10th April (Good Friday)

From our church

10.00am reading of the Luke Passion Narrative by Zoom. Email Dan (curate@ardenmarches.co.uk) by Thursday 5pm to join in. Everyone taking part will have a speaking role.

12.00pm – Reflection to be posted to our Church Family Facebook Group

3.00pm – Reflection to be posted to our Church Family Facebook Group

5.30pm – Reflection to be posted to our Church Family Facebook Group

From elsewhere

John’s Gospel. Part 6. For Good Friday.
https://soundcloud.com/pauledmondson/johnsgospelpart6chapters18to19

Daily meditation led by Revd Canon Dr Richard Cooke, 6.30pm http://www.facebook.com/BlueRoofCoventry/videos/ 

Sunday 12th April (Easter Day)

From our church

5.15am Dawn Bonfire (weather permitting) at the Rectory. Streamed live on Facebook Church Family Group.

8.00am Revd Kate Mier will celebrate Holy Communion live-streamed on Facebook.  Those who wish can join her by ‘spiritual communion’ as provided in this document.

10.00am All Age Easter Worship by Zoom – see weekly news sheet for details.

If you can, when you join the service, have to hand:

      • an Easter egg / chocolate to eat
      • an Easter card
      • a printout of this Smiley Face

A video of the Easter Story, to watch in conjunction with our online service.
The story of Easter, told very beautifully by the children of Christ Church Tunbridge Wells.

Also, this moving spoken-word piece by Phil Knox:

From elsewhere

John’s Gospel. Part 7. For Easter Day.
https://soundcloud.com/pauledmondson/johnsgospelpart7chapters20to21

Easter Week – Monday 13th April onwards

From elsewhere

Spring Harvest Home. Spring Harvest has come to your living room. Due to Coronavirus, the whole week-long Christian Conference is now available free to anyone, online. Worship, talks and resources, children’s events and adults’ teaching sessions all through the week. See the Programme and How To Guide for more details. The content programme begins at 11am on Easter Monday.