Lent, Holy Week & Easter
“Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory.”
St John’s, Upper Norwood
Serving the whole community in Lent
Wednesday 14th February
Join us as one community of faith as we ask for God’s help to turn again through the 40 days of Lent. All are welcome.
Stations of the Cross
Each Friday in Lent we will journey together through the Stations of the Cross. This form of devotion helps us to journey with Jesus through Lent and to meditate on how God walks with us through the ups and downs of life today.
Sundays 18th February, 3rd and 17th March, 12:30 – 2pm
Our first two Lent Cafés will be led by Fr Tom and explore the Book of Revelation. Our final Lent Café will be led by Mthr Rachael and explore the Theology of Play with the chance for grown-ups to have a turn at the Messy Church sensory activities! Each Café will be accompanied by a soup lunch.
Exploring Easter for 0 – 5s
A devotional performance of Stainer’s Crucifixion
Sunday 24th March, 7:30pm
A free performance of Stainer’s Crucifixion for Palm Sunday. Conducted by Lionel Bourne, with soloists and musicians joining us using an arrangement for clarinet, oboe and strings by Ian Farringdon. Learn more or join this ‘Come and Sing’ event here.
24th March – 1st April
Holy Week and Easter 2024
Palm Sunday Procession with Real Donkey
Sunday 24th March, 10:30am
Join us in the Meadow with our real donkey, Aubrey, at 10:30am for our Palm Sunday Procession. The Procession is followed by High Mass, during which there will be an opportunity for children to take part in activities with the donkey.
Daily Mass in Holy Week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 7:30pm
Join us daily for Mass at 7:30pm as we journey with Jesus to the Cross, contemplating the place of the Holy Week narrative in the world today.
Thursday 28th March, 7:30pm
Join us for High Mass, with foot-washing, as we remember Jesus’ Last Supper. Followed by a Vigil until midnight.
Friday 29th march, NOON
The Solemn Liturgy of the Cross begins in silence at noon. All are welcome.
Saturday 30th March, 8pm
The first Mass of Easter begins with the lighting of the Paschal Candle from the Easter fire in the Meadow at sunset. Join us as we renew our Baptismal Promises together.
Sunday 31st March, 10:30am
Our Sung High Mass on Easter Day will begin at 10:30am, with Holy Baptisms and First Communions, followed by an Easter Egg Hunt for children in the Meadow.
This glorious day will finish with Choral Evensong and Benediction at 6pm.