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Holy Week and Easter 2021

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Holy Week and Easter

Please note all seating now fully allocated for Easter Sunday  10am service - no places available on the door. Everyone welcome on Zoom - see details below for services and zoom links

We take the safety of our congregation and visitors very seriously and in order to ensure social distancing within the church building, seating is limited to members of the regular congregation and all places have now been allocated for Easter Sunday.  please  see below for details of each service. All services will be available on Zoom  -see links below -for the foreseeable future. However from Sunday 28 March we will no longer be recording services.  

The following services will be offered:

Sunday 28 March, 10am Palm Sunday 

We are delighted that our new vicar, Revd Simon Winn, is presiding at this service. Revd Caroline Risdon will be delivering a short address and Children's Church will be reading the Passion narrative according to St Mark.  Palm Sunday will be celebrated in church and on Zoom. On this occasion as the Children’s Church is involved in the presentation of this service we need to give them and their families priority. 

Palm crosses blessed in the service will be available to collect from church when it is open for
private prayer on :

Tuesday 30 March 12 noon to 2pm
Thursday 1 April 1pm to 3pm 

Compline during Holy Week

Compline 8.30pm  29, 30, 31 March 

Please  join us for Compline. This is short reflective service of night prayer led by Revd Simon Winn, Revd Pat Mann and Revd Caroline Risdon.

This is the order of service.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 898 1863 2007
Passcode: 617698

Thursday 1 April, 8pm - Maundy Thursday Eucharist with stripping of the altar in church and on Zoom. 
The silent Vigil until Midnight will not be broadcast.

Time: Apr 1, 2021 08:00 PM London
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 830 9733 2815
Passcode: 265510

Good Friday 2 April:- 10am Family service in church and on Zoom

1pm - The Watch  - a service of quiet, music and readings based on 'The Nail' by Stephen Cottrell

In church and also on Zoom
Time: Apr 2, 2021 01:00 PM London
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 860 0180 1470
Passcode: 566010Here is the Zoom Link 

Easter Sunday 4 April

8am Holy Communion  This is an opportunity to receive Holy Communion in person on Easter Day

10am  Parish Eucharist with lighting of the Easter Candle  

Due to the pandemic we regret that we have had to limit the amount of seating available to members of our regular congregation for our Easter Day service and these are now fully allocated.  There are no places available on the day. Everyone is welcome on Zoom.  If you wish to receive Holy Communion on Easter Day please consider coming along to the 8am service.

Time: Apr 4, 2021 10:00 AM London
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 844 6663 0221
Passcode: 519019

The church will be open for private prayer on Sunday 4 April from 11.30am to 2pm.

We return to 8am Eucharists on Sundays and Thursdays, from 4 April.

Ash Wednesday service, 8pm, 17 February 

The Ash Wednesday Eucharist service was held at the Chapel of the Old Royal Naval College. The Chaplain, Revd Pat Mann, presided and Revd Caroline Risdon preached. The service is available on the Old Royal Naval College's YouTube channel here.  Revd Caroline's sermon for Ash Wednesday is here
This year's Lent Course  Wednesdays 24 February to 24 March 7.30pm via Zoom

In our Lent course this year we are considering “The Nail” by Stephen Cottrell, which challenges us to recognise our role in the drama of the Cross. The sessions will be led by Revd Pat Mann (Chapel of the Old Royal Naval College) and Revd Caroline Risdon on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm on Zoom, from 24 February to 24 March. Please let Revd Caroline know if you would like to join so the Zoom details can be sent to you. A copy of the book can be purchased at

Bishop's Lent Call 2021 

This year the focus for the Bishop's Lent Call is food insecurity. You can find the Lent Call Bible study booklet here and along with other resources for each week here. Please do use these for your personal prayer over Lent. If you find yourself in a position to donate to any of the causes mentioned, your gift will be very gratefully received - you can find out more about how to give here. 

The Collect for Ash Wednesday

You may like to pray the Collect (short prayer) for Ash Wednesday during Lent:

Almighty and everlasting God,
you hate nothing that you have made
and forgive the sins of all those who are penitent:
create and make in us new and contrite hearts
that we, worthily lamenting our sins
and acknowledging our wretchedness,
may receive from you, the God of all mercy,
perfect remission and forgiveness;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.


David McEvoy, 01/03/2018
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