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HOLY WEEK

& EASTER

During Holy Week, the last week of Lent, Christians recall the events leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion and his Resurrection. The week includes four days of special significance: Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus’ entry on a donkey into Jerusalem; Maundy Thursday marks Jesus’ institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper; Good Friday recalls Jesus’ suffering and death on the cross. Finally, Easter Day is the celebration of Jesus’ conquering death. 

You are invited to journey with us through the most significant time in the Christian calendar. Most of our services are online-only, all via our YouTube Channel, but we are reopening for public worship on Easter Day with a dawn Vigil Eucharist at 6am, and a Mid-morning Eucharist at 10am. 

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ONLINE SERVICES

IN HOLY WEEK

Our upcoming services in Holy Week are listed below.

Public worship in Holy Week is online only, and can be accessed through our YouTube Channel

  • Good Friday
    online via YouTube
    02 Apr, 14:00
    online via YouTube
    Good Friday commemorates Jesus’ crucifixion: his suffering and death on the cross. This is a service of readings, meditations, music and prayer.
  • Stations of the Cross
    online via YouTube
    02 Apr, 09:00
    online via YouTube
    Journey with Christ from his arrest and trial to his crucifixion. A pre-recorded service of readings, meditations and prayers.
  • Maundy Thursday
    online via YouTube
    01 Apr, 19:00
    online via YouTube
    Maundy Thursday marks Jesus’ institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper. At the end of the service, we recall the time Jesus went with his disciples to pray in the garden before his arrest, and we keep the church open for people to 'keep watch' and pray late at night.
  • Wednesday of Holy Week
    online via YouTube
    31 Mar, 19:00
    online via YouTube
    Readings, prayers and music for the Wednesday of Holy Week.
  • Tuesday of Holy Week
    online via YouTube
    30 Mar, 19:00
    online via YouTube
    Readings, prayers and music for the Tuesday of Holy Week.
  • Monday of Holy Week
    online via YouTube
    29 Mar, 19:00
    online via YouTube
    Readings, prayers and music for the Monday of Holy Week.
  • Palm Sunday
    online via YouTube
    28 Mar, 10:00
    online via YouTube
    Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry on a donkey into Jerusalem to observe Passover. Jesus was greeted by crowds of people who spread their cloaks and laid palm leaves in his path and proclaimed him the Son of David.
 
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JOIN OUR LIVE STREAM

You can join in our Live Streamed services on YouTube.

If you miss it live, you can catch up with our services through the week. Click below to access our videos.

 

EASTER SERVICES

We are reopening for public worship on Easter Day with two services, one at 6am and one at 10am. Signing up to come to services feels very strange, but it helps us to plan for numbers, ensure social distancing, and keep records for contact tracing. Each service has limited numbers, but you can join a waiting list if the service is full.

  • 11 Apr, 10:00
    St Mary's Church, Claremont Gardens, Whitley Bay NE26 3SF, UK
    Parish Eucharist for the 2nd Sunday of Easter
  • 04 Apr, 10:00
    St Mary's Church, Claremont Gardens, Whitley Bay NE26 3SF, UK
    10am Easter Day Eucharist
  • 04 Apr, 06:00
    St Mary's Church, Claremont Gardens, Whitley Bay NE26 3SF, UK
    6am Service of Light and Vigil, renewal of baptism vows, and the first Eucharist of Easter.
 
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JOIN US FOR PRIVATE PRAYER

We are open for Private Prayer throughout Holy Week. You can just turn up, and stay as long as you like.​

  • Monday of Holy Week 7:30pm - 9pm

  • Tuesday of Holy Week 7:30pm - 9pm

  • Wednesday of Holy Week 10am - 12pm; 7:30pm - 9pm

  • Maundy Thursday 8pm - Midnight for the Watch before the Sacrament.

  • Good Friday 9:30am - Midday.

 

 
PASSION PLAY (2008)

Dramatisation of the Passion, produced by Eric Peel with a cast of members of St Mary's in 2008.

Premieres at 7pm on Palm Sunday, on our YouTube Channel. 

 
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PLAYMOBIL PASSION

The story of the trial, arrest and resurrection of Jesus according to St John's Gospel, read by members of our congregation, with images by Julia Quinn. 

 
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