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               Welcome to St John the Evangelist, Old Trafford--a worshipping, learning community in urban, diverse Manchester.  O

    Passiontide and Holy Week at St John's

    Sunday April 14th Palm Sunday. Palm Crosses will be blessed and distributed, as we begin Holy Week

    Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 11 in Holy Week. Come and join us as we create a garden to be both Gethsemane and the place where he was laid to rest and garden where Mary Magdalene met him early in the morning on Easter Day

    Maundy Thursday April 18th: Agape / Last Supper starts at 18.30pm.

    Good Friday April 19th: Stations of the Cross / Walk of Witness. Gather in Hullard Park at 10.45 for 11am start. Finish at St John’s at 1pm with light vegetarian lunch in the hall.

    Last Words from the cross a Good Friday service in church @ 2pm finishing by 3pm.

    Easter: Sunday 21st April:

    Dawn Fire in Garden and Service of Light follows in church.

    Early Breakfast @ 6

    Communion services @ 8.30 and 10.00 am, including Easter Egg treasure hunt at 11.30am

     

     

     

     

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    Church open daily for prayer and curiosity.

    Vestry Hour: Fridays, 6-7 pm: if you wish to speak with a priest, please call in. Appointment not necessary.

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    Holy Week and Easter

    Monday 15th @ 10.30am Chrism/Renewal of Vows Service at Manchester Cathedral. All are welcome to join clergy and readers from across the diocese at this annual service.

    Night Prayer at 8.30 in the chapel

    Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in Holy Week: prayer and preparation for body, soul and building

    Tuesday at 11: Making and meeting God in the garden. Join us as we make our Easter Garden

    Wednesday at 11: Bible Study / Eavesdropping on conversations Jesus has with disciples, enquirers and inquisitors.

    Night prayer at 8.30 in the chapel

    Thursday at 11: Stations of the Cross in church and community. We prepare for the Good Friday

    Maundy Thursday April 18th: Agape / Last Supper starts at 18.30pm.

    Good Friday April 19th: Stations of the 5Cross / Walk of Witness.

    Gather in Hullard Park at 10.45 for 11am start. See separate leaflet for further information. Finish at St John’s at 1pm with light lunch in hall. Last Words service in church @ 2 finishing by 3pm. His service is meditative and includes both musical and word based reflections as we remember Jesus’ death on the cross.

    Easter Day: Sunday 21st April:

    Gather in the garden where we light the Dawn Fire and begin the Service of Light which then leads us into the tomb-dark, womb-dark church, carrying the new paschal candle and sharing the light of the Risen Christ. Early Breakfast @ 6 + services @ 8.30 and 10.00 am, including @ 12 an Easter Egg treasure hunt.

    Notice: on Friday 26th April a funeral will be held in church at 11 for Mrs Merlyn Powell.

    Sunday 28th April: services @ 8.30+10

    The Blessing

    May the Father, who so loved the world that he gave his only Son, bring you by faith to his eternal life. Amen.

    May Christ, who accepted the cup of sacrifice in obedience to the Father’s will, keep you steadfast as you walk with him the way of his cross. Amen.

    May the spirit, who strengthens us to suffer with Christ that we may share his glory, set your minds on life and peace. Amen.

    And the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. Amen.

    The Dismissal

    Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

    In the name of Christ. Amen.

     

     

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