Holy Week at St Mark’s

Holy Week at St Mark'sTravel hopefully towards the cross

in the company of Love:

find your way to life’s limits,

embrace the fears that await you,

be ready to yield to more enduring truths.


WE BELONG to a story of faith centring around a particular person, Jesus of Nazareth. It is for this reason that in each service we include a reading from one of the Gospels to learn more about him. This is also why we gather around the Lord’s Table to remember his ministry, passion and death.

Like Martha and Mary, Peter and John, we seek to be followers of Jesus. We also wish to share his way of being human and to experience his enduring presence. Originally, this sense of ‘Christ within’ grew out of the disciples’ trust in Jesus, their desire to embrace his way of life and, especially, their love for him. A love that found new depths as they suffered his death, mourned his passing and committed themselves to continuing the ministry he entrusted to them.

If we wish to share in this experience, then we too need to follow him in his final journey – in the way of the cross. Holy Week offers us an unique opportunity to do this. Please make the journey from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday a priority by sharing in the services and events detailed overleaf.

Let us journey together and encounter Christ anew.

– Ian, Shan and Sue


Palm Sunday

10.00am Parish Eucharist with Palm procession from the carpark and dramatised reading of the Passion narative.

6.00pm Lent Seminar: Feedback on the Practice of Hopefulness.

Monday 2nd April

7.30pm Film: My Kidnapper, relates the story of Mark Henderson who was kidnapped in the Columbian jungle.

Tuesday 3rd April

7.30pm A reflective Service focusing on the events of Jesus’ last Tuesday.

Wednesday 4th April

7.30pm Stations of the Cross

Maundy Thursday

8.00pm Liturgy of the Last Supper incorporating the sacrament of service, stripping of the altar and vigil of the Passion.

Good Friday

9.30am All age craft activity.

11.00am All age worship

12.00 noon Finding hope in a hopeless place. Each 20 minute period will include a brief reflection, silence and music. the Three Hours will conclude at 3.00pm.

Holy Saturday

7.00pm Vigil Service

Easter Sunday

6.00am Dawn Eucharist (starting on St Mark’s Green), followed by breakfast.

8.00am Holy Communion

10.00am Festive Eucharist

8.00pm Night Service


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