Join us for the most special time in the church's year. As we journey through Holy Week we recall the story of Jesus’ passion, death, and resurrection.
Compline during Holy Week
Mon - Wed 9pm
Venerable Bede, West Road
Enter into the beauty of holy week by joining us for Compline, a contemplative service of night prayer.
When: 11am, 2nd April
Where: Venerable Bede
Palm crosses and branches are used to remember Christ’s triumphant arrival into Jerusalem. With Holy Communion and a dramatic reading of the passion story.
When: 7.30pm - 12am, 6th April
Where: St James' NE15 6RS
We recall how Jesus’ shared his last meal with friends and washed their feet before he was betrayed. Holy Communion is celebrated and the church is stripped of decoration.
After the service the sacrament remains on an altar for the 'Watch'. The church stays open until midnight and we remain with Jesus in silent prayer as we remember how the disciples stayed with Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane the night before he was arrested.
When: 1-3pm, 7th April
Where: St John's NE15 6NW
With meditations and veneration of the cross.
At the foot of the cross we remember that Jesus suffered and died as we do, and meditate on his sacrifice of love.
The Easter Vigil
When: 8pm, Sat 8th April
Where: St Margaret's NE15 6AR
The climax of Holy Week and the most important celebration of the Christian calendar. A service full of symbolism with light, music, & water, we rejoice in Christ’s bursting from the tomb, bringing us all hope of new life.
We will also be celebrating the baptism of several members of our Iranian community.
Join us for refreshments after the service (including a glass of something bubbly!)
Sun 9th April
Join us at our services across the team on Easter Day.
9.30am - St John's
9.45am - St Margaret's
11am - Venerable Bede