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Holy Week 2023

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.


Palm Sunday

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.


Maundy Thursday

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.


Good Friday

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!)


Easter Morning

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


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