Welcome to St John the Evangelist, Old Trafford--a worshipping, learning community in urban, diverse Manchester. Through church and St John's Centre: stjohnscentre.org , we look to grow with, nurture and serve our wider community. To find out more about the Centre, contact the Reverend Christine Aspinall, who as well as being the Centre Manager is also the Parish Safeguarding Officer: 0161 872 7795 / firstname.lastname@example.org . The Reverend John Hughes is Rector and can be contacted on 0161 872 0500 / email@example.com
Holy Week and Easter
Sunday 28th March Palm Sunday
New Palm Crosses will be blessed and shared in a shorter service in church 10-11am. This will be followed by our Annual Parochial Church Meeting in church and online 11-12.30
Monday to Friday in Holy Week, the church will be open for meditation, prayer and curiosity in the mornings, with other services: Mon 29th March Evening Prayer @6pm
A celebration of the Last Supper 6-7pm on Thursday 1st April. Those who wish to stay on to remember Jesus praying / struggling with his destiny (the Garden of Gethsemene) will be able to stay til 9pm
On Good Friday April 2nd, there will be two short services, one with movement will make use of our Stations of the Cross 1-1.30pm, the other will be a musical meditation interspersed with short reflections 2-3pm in church
On Easter Day, Sunday April 4th, there will be a fire in the Garden of Remembering at 5.30am. Sunrise is 6am. By then we will in the tomb dark, womb dark church for the Service of Light 6-7am
Our Easter Day Eucharist will begin at 10am. We hope to live stream this for those unable to join us in church. Further details about this will be given nearer the time.
2021 LENT COURSE
St John’s Church Lent Course : Alongside by Henry Martin reflections on Jesus’ Struggles and how he meets us in Our Struggles.
We are studying this book together online this year, each Thursday 6-7 : 25th February, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th March
February 25th Introduction + Part One Jesus struggled with his family
March 4th Part Two: Jesus struggled with his friends
March 11th Part Three: Jesus struggled with religious people and structures.
March 18th Part Four + Part Five: Jesus struggled with the crowds as the Kingdom dawned + Jesus was NOT troubled by many of the things that stress us
March 25th: Part Six Jesus struggled with his destiny
Further information from John Hughes
The church will be open for public worship on Sundays, at 10am.. We will also continue with our Zoom services, though times may change. Please see details of our Christmas services below and check our Facebook page too for more regular updates.