Holy Week and Easter

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Palm Sunday 25 March

8.30am Holy Communion (Heckfield)

10am Sung Eucharist & Junior Church (Hook)

10:30 Palm Sunday Communion (Heckfield)

5:00pm Evensong (Heckfield)

HOLY WEEK Monday 26 March

9:00am Walk through Easter (Rotherwick)

7:30pm Stations of the Cross (Hook)

Tuesday 27 March

10:00am Prayer Stations for the Community (Rotherwick)

7:15 for 7:30pm Seder (Passover Meal) (Hook)

Wednesday 28 March

10am Holy Communion (Hook)

7:30pm Compline (Mattingley)

Maundy Thursday 29 March

11am Chrism Eucharist with renewal of the clergy ordination vows (Winchester Cathedral)

7:30pm the Last Supper Holy Communion (Mattingley)

7:30pm the Last Supper Holy Communion (Hook)

Good Friday 30 March

8:30am Stations of the Cross / All ages (Hook)

10:00am Good Friday Liturgy & Junior Church (Hook)

12:00 noon Walk of Witness, meet at St John's, suitable for families and buggies! (Hook)

2.00pm Hour at the Cross (Mattingley)

Holy Saturday 31 March

9am Easter Prayers (Hook)

Easter Sunday 1 April

6:30am Sunrise service with breakfast (Hook)

8:30am Holy Communion (Mattingley)

10.00am Easter Communion & Easter egg hunt (Hook)

10:30am Easter Communion & Easter egg hunt (Heckfield)

6.30pm Evensong (Rotherwick)

Icon of the Crucifiction

We extend a warm welcome to you all to join us in worship during Holy Week and Easter.

Holy Week is the most important week of the year, in which we go with Jesus on the road to the Cross and Resurrection. The emphasis is on participation and doing - being part of the drama as it is told and enacted through the week. Doing helps deepen our understanding of what Jesus did for us.


Palm Sunday

On Palm Sunday at our morning service we begin the journey, as Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a donkey. We walk around the church in procession, carrying small crosses made of palm leaf, in memory of the palm branches strewn on Jesus' road. During the service we remember Jesus in Jerusalem.


Easter Sunday


We do not know when Jesus rose from the dead, all we know is that when the women went to the tomb on Easter morning, that the tomb was empty. If Good Friday is the most serious day, then the Easter Day is certainly the most splendid and joyful moment.

We light the Easter or Paschal Candle as Christ is proclaimed as the light of the world.

We renew our baptismal vows together because baptism of christening is into the death and resurrection of Jesus. We then celebrate the Eucharist and our Risen Lord.