“Jesus himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.”
- 1 Peter 2:24
Holy Week is the most precious time of the year for Christians. After having spent the period of Lent reflecting on our sin, frailty and spiritual weakness, we now take a week to reflect on what Jesus had to go through in order to restore our relationship with God. It is the pinnacle moment of the Christian faith – all things lead to Holy Week and Easter…
If you take the time to observe Holy Week, it can change your life and faith forever. Suddenly, Easter Day takes on a whole new meaning.
Monday 10 April, 9.15am - Morning Prayer (approx. 20mins)
Luke 22:1-23 - Setting the scene for Holy Week
Monday 10 April, 5.45pm - Evening Prayer (approx. 20mins)
Colossians 1:18-23 - The supremacy of Christ
Tuesday 11 April, 9.15am - Morning Prayer (approx. 20mins)
Luke 22:24-53 - The betrayal of Jesus
Tuesday 11 April, 5.45pm - Evening Prayer (approx. 20mins)
Galatians 6:11-18 - The imitation of Christ
Wednesday 12 April, 9.15am - Morning Prayer (approx. 20mins)
Luke 22:54-71 - Peter denies knowing Jesus
Wednesday 12 April, 5.45pm - Evening Prayer (approx. 20mins)
Revelation 14:18-15:4 - God’s anger at sin
Thursday 13 April, 9.15am - Morning Prayer (approx. 20mins)
Luke 23:1-25 - The trials and sentencing of Jesus
Thursday 13 April, 12.45pm - Celtic Communion (approx. 30mins)
John 13:1-17 - Jesus washes the disciples feet
Thursday 13 April, 7.00pm - Seder (Passover) Meal (approx. 90mins)
Join us for a Passover Meal. We will use the same liturgy that Jesus used at the Last Supper with his disciples. We will eat many of the same foods and drink similar wine. It was – and is – a family occasion, and is suitable for children. Please book your attendance in advance with Rev Dr Steve. Donations please – minimum of £5 per person or £10 per family.
Thursday 13 April, 8.30pm - Stripping of the Altars (approx. 15mins)
This will take place directly after the Seder Meal. It is a very moving ritual as the altar hangings are removed whilst a Psalm is recited. The church is plunged into darkness and silence as we remember together the spiritual silence of Good Friday that lays ahead…
Friday 14 April, 10.30am - LEP Service (approx. 30mins)
Join with members of other local churches to proclaim the Good Friday story outside HSBC Bank. This is an opportunity to take the Good News from out of our church buildings and into the community.
Friday 14 April, 11.00am - Good Friday Service (approx. 60mins)
We join with members of other Enfield churches to reflect more fully on the sacrifice that Jesus has made for us on the Cross.
Friday 14 April, 2.00pm - One Hour by the Cross (approx. 60mins)
A quiet, contemplative space to remember the death of Jesus on the Cross. This service has some readings and prayers – but utilizes silence so that we can each have space to meditate on the dying Christ…
Saturday 15 April, 7.30pm - Renewal of Baptism Vows (approx. 70mins)
This is a really beautiful service. The liturgy is amazing and we take the opportunity together to renew our Baptism Vows and be sprinkled with holy water. There is a fire burning outside the church, and we light candles from the Paschal Candle. The church goes from complete darkness to bright light, symbolizing the resurrection of Jesus. Please prioritise coming to this service – it is a lovely experience and the perfect preparation for Easter Sunday…
Sunday 16 April, 7.00am - Sunrise service (approx. 30mins)
Join members of other Enfield churches to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus before heading to the St. Paul’s Centre for breakfast together.
Sunday 16 April, 8.00am - BCP Easter Communion (approx. 50mins)
John 20:1-10 - The resurrection of Jesus
Sunday 16 April, 10.00am - Easter Family Communion (approx. 70mins)
John 20:1-10 - The resurrection of Jesus
“We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. The death he died, he died to sin, once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.”
- Romans 6:9-11