Holy Week & Easter

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Holy Week at St Werburgh’s has at its heart the Holy Week Retreat

This year perhaps more than any other, we have a need to retreat.  Nearly all of us are at the moment staying at home.  The retreat is designed to be undertaken at home with all our group work and one to one meetings taking place online.   Here is an opportunity for you to use this time of retreat make a retreat if you want to.

  • It costs nothing.
  • You don’t have to go away and it fits around your life.
  • You definitely don’t need any experience.
  • And you definitely don’t need to be holy!
  • You just need a curious heart….

People go on retreat for lots of reasons… life change, illness, big decision to make, or just because you like the idea of time to pray… time for you… time for God.

So this is what it involves: you meet each day with your retreat guide where, when and for however long works for you and they will enable you to do what you want… talk and issue through…  try different ways of praying…  read the bible, sit in silence… its different for each person and you set the pace……..…and that’s it!

We gather online as a retreat at the start and the finish but apart from that its up to you what services you want to access via your phone or computer…the pattern of services are all listed below, there’s morning and evening prayer and Mass every day… but the point is the retreat fits around you.

People sometimes want to know if they need to do any preparation… there isn’t need to do anything, but if you want to read something then ‘In Search of a Way’ by Gerard Hughes SJ is not a bad place to start…

Sometimes people want to know if this is only for clergy or if it is something evangelicals could do?  The answer is that the retreat is FOR EVERYONE.

If you’d like to know a bit more or want to book a place on the retreat then get in touch:

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HOLY WEEK and EASTER SERVICES:

All of our services are open to everyone

All livestream services take place on the parish FaceBook page @StWerburghSpondon

Morning and evening prayer take place via Zoom.

PALM SUNDAY 5th April
10am.      Livestream Parish Mass
4.30pm.  Start of Retreat in Daily 
Life. (this is a closed service for retreat participants only)

Monday April 6th HOLY MONDAY
10am          Morning Prayer
7pm.           Mass with sermon

Tuesday April 7th HOLY TUESDAY
10am      Morning Prayer
7pm.           Mass with sermon

Wednesday April 8th SPY WEDNESDAY
10am      Morning Prayer
7pm.           Mass with sermon

Thursday  April 9th MAUNDY THURSDAY
10am       Morning Prayer
7.30pm.   MASS OF THE LAST SUPPER 

Midnight – you are invited to go outside into the darkness for a few minutes then listen to a livestream reading of the Gospel of the Desertion.

Friday  April 10th GOOD FRIDAY
9.30am      Morning Prayer
10.30pm.   Livestream kids’ worship
2pm.         STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Saturday April 11th HOLY SATURDAY
10am      reading of the Office of Readings for Holy Saturday via Zoom
4.30.           Closing service of Holy Week Retreat. (this is a closed service for retreat participants only)

THERE IS NO EASTER VIGIL AT THIS TIME.  WE WILL CELEBRATE EASTER AND LIGHT THE EASTER CANDLE WHEN WE RETURN TO CHURCH TO CELEBRATE PHYSICALLY TOGETHER

EASTER DAY
10am        PARISH MASS