Lent, Holy Week and Easter

In Lent we have a number of initiatives to help us slow down, reflect and deepen our faith - please join us on our journey:

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES - 26 February,12.30pm & 6pm
Take time to mark the start of Lent with our traditional Ash Wednesday Eucharist, which includes the imposition of ashes. There will also be an opportunity to receive ashes at the Taizé service at 6pm.

LENT COURSE - Sundays 1,8,15,22 and 29 March at 12.30
A weekly study course, part of the Church of England’s ‘Pilgrim’ series, on the Creeds. How can the Creeds help us to know God better and to live out our faith in daily life? A simple lunch will be available.

LENT BOOK - 'The merciful humility of God' by Jane Williams
Jane Williams draws on the experience of Christians down the ages to show us that it is in the humility of Jesus we see God’s mercy. This is recommended for personal reading during Lent to help us refocus and recognise the humble God at our side.

LENT BLOG - ‘Delighting in God’
Prepare for Easter by joining our interactive online community, reflecting on how we experience and delight in God’s presence through the arts. Is there a particular work of art that has helped you learn something new about God, or a time when God has spoken to you through the arts? Send your contribution to this daily Lent blog to sophia@ahbtt.org.uk together with a link or copy of the piece of art/music/book/film etc.

AN HOUR WITH THE SACRED HEART - Friday 6 March, 12-1pm
This will be the fourth ‘Hour’ in a series intended to bring the richness of devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus into the heart of the City. As we enter Lent, 'A Clean Heart Create for Me' offers a short devotional talk and time in silence led by Fr John Francis and Sr Julienne in the St Francis Chapel. You are welcome to stay for all or part of the hour.

SERVICES FOR HOLY WEEK AND EASTER

PALM SUNDAY - 5 APRIL
11.00am: Sung Eucharist
2.00pm: Stations of the Cross

Our Palm Sunday service will begin in the gardens of St Dunstan in the East, Idol Lane, EC3, from where we will process to the church for the service. There will be a parish lunch after the service, followed by 'Stations of the Cross', a walking meditation around the church reflecting on Christ's journey to Calvary.

TUESDAY - 7 APRIL
8.30am: Morning Prayer
1.00pm: Lunchtime Communion

Our weekly lunchtime service which lasts about half an hour. The prayers include a focus on healing as we hold before God those for whom prayers have been requested.

HOLY WEDNESDAY - 8 APRIL
8.30am: Eucharist
6.00pm: Taizé Prayer around the Cross

A meditative candlelit service for Holy Week with times of prayer, silence and musical chants.

last supper muralMAUNDY THURSDAY - 9 APRIL
1.10pm: Organ Recital - 'Music for Passiontide'
6.30pm: Liturgy of the Last Supper

with foot washing and stripping of the altars, followed by silent prayer, ending with Compline at 8.30pm

GOOD FRIDAY - 10 APRIL
12 noon: Good Friday Liturgy

with Veneration of the Cross

EASTER DAY - 12 APRIL
11.00am: Festal Eucharist

with Blessing of New Fire and Renewal of Baptismal Vows