Holy Week and Easter at St Mary the Virgin, Henley-on-Thames, with St Nicholas, Remenham 

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Holy Week and Easter at St Mary the Virgin, Henley-on-Thames, with St Nicholas, Remenham 

Published: 16th March, 2024

Sunday 24th March ~ Palm Sunday
8am    Holy Communion (BCP) (St Mary’s)
9.00am  Procession from the Market Place to St Mary’s
9.25am  The Liturgy of Palms (outside St Mary’s)
9.30am   Sung Eucharist and Junior Church (St Mary’s)
11.15am  Sung Holy Communion (BCP) (Remenham)
4pm    All Age Evensong (St Mary’s) 

Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th March
12noon  Address and Holy Eucharist, followed by lunch (St Mary’s)
7.30pm  Holy Eucharist (St Mary’s)
8.15pm  Address and Candlelit Compline (St Mary’s) 

Wednesday 27th March
12noon  Address and Holy Eucharist, followed by lunch (St Mary’s)
7.30pm  Holy Eucharist (St Mary’s)
8.15pm  Organ Meditation ,with Sebastian Thomson, Director of Music at St Mary’s (St Mary’s)

Thursday 28th March ~ Maundy Thursday
7.30pm   Mass of the Last Supper and Watch of the Passion (St Mary’s)

Friday 29th March ~ Good Friday
10am     All Age Stations of the Cross (St Mary’s)
12noon  Matins (BCP) (Remenham)
1pm     The Preaching of the Passion (St Mary’s) followed by
2pm    The Liturgy of Good Friday (St Mary’s)

Holy Week Preaching
The addresses during Holy Week will take King David as a focus, reflecting on the ways in which his story points to Jesus’ Passion and Death, and on Jesus’ fulfilment of David’s prophetic hope.

Saturday 30th March ~ Holy Saturday
From 9am Children’s Easter Craft Workshop, in the Chantry House
7.30pm The Easter Vigil and First Mass of Easter (St Mary’s), followed by refreshments in the Chantry House.
The Easter Vigil begins in the Chantry House; we then process through the churchyard for the lighting of the Easter fire outside the West doors, before entering church. This is the most intense and, ultimately, joyful service of the Christian year (and also the longest!) – all are encouraged to attend!

Please note that the clocks go forward one hour between Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday!

Sunday 31st March ~ Easter Sunday
8am Holy Communion (BCP) (St Mary’s)
9.30am Sung Eucharist with Holy Baptism and Confirmation (St Mary’s), celebrated by The Rt Revd Gavin Collins, Bishop of Dorchester; followed by Easter Egg hunt and coffee in the Rectory garden
11.30am Sung Holy Communion with Hymns (BCP) (Remenham)