Walking Through Holy Week

Holy week is an emotional roller-coaster.

It starts with Palm Sunday where the crowd shout ‘Hosanna’ and welcome Jesus like a king. Then Tuesday the authorities, who don’t like this popular acclaim, aggressively challenge Jesus. So Wednesday Jesus takes a day off with his friends at Bethany. On Maundy Thursday Jesus eats his last meal with his disciples, modelling servant leadership by washing their feet. And then when they have sung a hymn they go to their bivouac in the garden of Gethsemane only to be met by Judas and the temple guard who arrest him. His trial takes place overnight and by lunchtime on Good Friday he is on the cross being executed, charged with being the King of the Jews.

These are some of the best attested facts of history since we have more than 24,000 documents recording what people saw, the earliest of which were written about 40 years after the event.

This year all of the churches are reading Matthews account of the events of holy week and at St Lawrence’s we are meeting each day to read his account of what happened that day. The services are:-

Palm Sunday 8am, 10am, 6:30pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 12:15pm
Maundy Thursday 7:30pm
Good Friday 10am, 2pm
Easter Day 8am, 10am, 4pm, 6:30pm


Each service is open to everyone. We would love it if you could join us.