Church of England Diocese of Coventry Frankton

Holy Week and April News

25 Mar 2021, 11:30 a.m.
Church_news Easter Lent

Here is a summary of everything that is happening this month around the Benefice.

Following the 10.30 Palm Sunday online service we invite you to walk around Stretton’s Lent and Easter trail, finishing up in the churchyard for a short outdoor service at 12 noon.

We are delighted to be opening up and celebrating Easter morning in each of our churches. Services on 11 and 18 April will be online and there will be Holy Communion at Stretton on 25 April, also available via Zoom.

We will be holding Night prayer with reflections in Holy Week and a Maundy Thursday service all online.

Families are invited to join our Easter crafts session with [email protected] at 10am on Good Friday, or the Story of Holy Week at 11am.

Zoom codes are available from Karen ([email protected])

· Up to date information will be available on our website

· Read Rev David Shaw’s monthly message

Holy Week Services

Palm Sunday 28 March

· Morning Prayer at 9am

· Morning Service for Palm Sunday at 10.30am

· Night Prayer – Holy Week Reflection 1 at 9pm

Monday 29 March, Night Prayer - Holy Week Reflection 2 at 9pm

Tuesday 30 March, Morning Prayer at 9am and Night Prayer - Holy Week Reflection 3 at 9pm

Wednesday 31 March, Night Prayer – Holy Week Reflection 4 at 9pm

Maundy Thursday 1 April, Passover: A reflection on the Last Supper at 7.30 pm

Good Friday 2 April

· Morning Prayer at 9am

· Easter Crafts “[email protected]” at 10am

· Easter “[email protected]” Story of Holy Week, at 11am

· Night Prayer – Holy Week Reflection 6, at 9pm

4 April (Easter Sunday): service to be held in each church

Holy Communion at 10.30am at All Saints’, Stretton

Holy Communion at 10.30am at St Nicholas’, Frankton

Morning Service at 10.30am at St Leonard’s, Birdingbury

Holy Communion at 10.30am at St Peter’s, Bourton

Online services on Sundays 11 and 18 April are as follows:

9am Morning Prayer

10.30am Morning Worship

9pm Evening Prayer

25 April Holy Communion at 10.30am at All Saints’, Stretton (you can also join this service via Zoom)

Our churches are available for private prayer, please contact your church warden for access.

Sunday Readings:

4 April (Easter Sunday): Acts 10.34-43 <em>or</em> Isaiah 25.6-9, Psalm 118.1-2,14-24, 1 Corinthians 15.1-11 <em>or</em> Acts 10.34-43, John 20.1-18 <em>or</em> Mark 16.1-8

11 April: Acts 4.32-35, Psalm 133, 1 John 1.1 - 2.2, John 20.19-31

18 April: Acts 3.12-19, Psalm 4, 1 John 3.1-7, Luke 24.36b-48

25 April: Acts 4.5-12, Psalm 23, 1 John 3.16-24, John 10.11-18

Mid-Week Services and Events

Tuesdays at 9am Morning Prayer

Thursdays at 9pm Night Prayer

Saturday 23 April at 3.45pm [email protected] online