Lent and Easter

Every Wednesday during Lent (21 & 28 February, 7, 14, 21 and 28 March)

A Journey to Easter – the artist Chris Gollon, was commissioned to paint 14 Stations of the cross for Bethnal Green church by its PCC. The work took him 9 years to complete and has received wide critical acclaim and the endorsement of the Bishop of London. Over the period of Lent we shall be making a study of the paintings and building a walk-round exhibition for all to see in Holy Week (29 March to 1 April). We would like to invite you all to join us. We will meet in church each Wednesday evening (beginning Wednesday 21 February) to reflect on the paintings and share our perceptions. There will be music and opportunities to explore the biblical context of the paintings and discuss questions relating to them. It should be fun! The sessions will begin at 7.30pm, will run for an hour and we will finish with some optional prayers at 8.45pm. Each session will be a “stand alone “ one, though we will build towards the climax of the story as we go along.


Saturday 17 March 4.00pm Messy Easter in the church hall



Holy Week and Easter
The services on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday will help us enter into the story of the first Easter. We hope that you will be able to attend as many of the services as possible and use them to identify with Jesus’ Passion (suffering), Death, and Resurrection.

25 March Palm Sunday Morning services at normal times.

29 March Maundy Thursday
10.00 Holy Communion (traditional language) at St Giles’

19.30 Evening Service with Remembrance of the last Supper at the URC

30 March Good Friday (Joint church services/activities)
10.30 Walk of Witness leaving from outside St Giles’ Church

11.15 All-age Service at the URC led by Denis Golden
12.00 Good Friday Lunch in aid of Christian Aid in St Giles’ Halll
14.00 An Hour at the Cross at St Giles’

31 March Holy Saturday
18.00-20.00 Easter Vigil at St Giles’. Lenten readings and music on the theme of “renewal”. Come and go as you wish; natural pause every 15 minutes.

1 April Easter Sunday
06.15 Dawn service: to light the Easter Candle and herald the resurrection by bringing the light into the church.
08.00 Holy Communion at St Giles’ (BCP)
09.45 Family Easter Communion service with the Band