Lent, Holy Week and Easter

Lent, Holy Week and Easter

There's a lot happening this Lent and Holy Week at Holy Trinity. Find out about our activities and events.

PALM SUNDAY April 14th, 9.25am

We gather at the Church with palm crosses to begin our celebration of Jesus’s Entry into Jerusalem at our Palm Sunday Eucharist.

Monday April 15th, 7.30pm—A Healing Service for Holy Week

Join us for a special Eucharist of Healing and Wholeness to begin Holy Week.

Tuesday April 16th, 7.30pm—Stations of the Cross

This moving service recreates the drama of Holy Week as we walk in Jesus’ footsteps.

Wednesday April 17th, 10.00am—Eucharist (BCP) and Prayers of Protection and Peace

A quiet, meditative Eucharist using Traditional Language from the Book of Common Prayer.

MAUNDY THURSDAY April 18th, 8.00pm—Sung Eucharist and Stripping of the Altars

In this moving service we commemorate the Last Supper, strip the altars and, for those who wish to stay, keep watch for the Vigil. The Vigil ends with Compline at Midnight.

GOOD FRIDAY April 19th

Noon—The Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross, Joseph Haydn

The Hampden String Quartet will perform this beautiful work by Joseph Haydn as a Meditation for Holy Week, at St. Mary Magdalene’s, Great Hampden, HP16 9RD.

2.00pm—The Good Friday Liturgy

We meet before the cross to commemorate Jesus’ great sacrifice, using the words of the Reproaches and the Veneration of the Cross in the ancient liturgy of the Church.

EASTER EVE SATURDAY April 20th,

10.00am-Noon—Easter Craft, Music and Fun!

Activities for children aged 0 to 11. We'll be getting ready for Easter by singing, making crafts, building the Easter Garden and having lots of fun! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

7.30pm—First Mass of Easter

The Great Easter Celebration begins with the kindling of the Easter Fire, followed by the first mass of Easter. This service is followed by a Champagne Reception to celebrate Easter.

EASTER DAY, SUNDAY April 21st, 9.30am—Family Festival Eucharist

Our Easter Day celebration for all the Family, including the Blessing of the Easter Garden and Easter egg hunt!

You and your family are warmly invited to Holy Trinity, Prestwood on Easter Saturday morning, 10am-12pm. Come and join in with the very important job of building the Easter garden. There will also be crafts and refreshements in the Church Hall, and lots of fun! £2 per family and suitable for all ages. Email Fran at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and to book your place. 

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