Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday, March 25th.
It is the week leading up to Easter, and is the most important week in the Christian Year.
Through special services, we recall all Jesus experienced in that week, and what it means to us now
Palm Sunday, March 25th
We celebrate Jesus entering into Jerusalem and being acclaimed with shouts and waving palms as the Chosen One of God
10am Procession and Parish Mass
6pm Service for all the Highgate churches reflecting on the cross
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in Holy Week, March 26th, 27th, 28th
Monday Mass at 10am
Tuesday Mass at 7.30pm
Wednesday Mass at 10am
Maundy Thursday, March 29th
We remember Jesus’s last supper with his disciples when he gave them the gift of the Eucharist, and washed their feet as a sign of his servanthood, the way they were to follow.
On this night we celebrate the Eucharist, the feet of some are washed, and then we keep watch as Jesus waited in the Garden of Gethsemane
Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 8pm followed by Watch of Prayer, ending with Night Prayer at 11.50pm
Good Friday, March 30th
On this day we remember and celebrate the death of Jesus on the cross
9.30am Churches Together in Highgate Walk of Witness beginning at All Saints’ Church, Church Road, Highgate and ending at the United Reformed Church in Pond Square
1pm Stations of the Cross
2pm Liturgy of Good Friday
Holy Saturday, March 31st
During the day, there is no special service. The church is prepared, ready for the beginning of Easter, celebrated in the evening.
At the Easter Vigil, the Paschal (Easter) Candle is prepared and lit. It leads us into the darkened church – with Christ we pass from darkness to light.
Readings from the Bible follow as with Christ we pass from the old to the new.
The congregation renew their baptismal vows as with Christ we pass from death to life.
Then we celebrate the first Eucharist of Easter
7pm Easter Vigil
Easter Day, April 1st
This is a great day of joy and celebration. The church once more has flowers, and we sing ‘Alleluia’ repeatedly!
10am Parish Mass