Church of England Diocese of Oxford St. Paul Wokingham

St Paul's Reopens for Holy Week for public worship

16 Mar 2021, 3:45 a.m.
We are delighted to announce that from Sunday the 28th of March (Palm Sunday) worship will be happening in person at both St Paul’s and Woosehill. There will be a full Holy Week kept, with a precise plan to be launched after the Worship Committee meeting on Thursday evening this week.

Everything will be Livestreamed so everyone can still join in. In addition to that, people are welcome to turn up to St Paul’s on Maundy Thursday at 8pm and Good Friday at 2pm and Easter Day for the Dawn Service at 6am.

In addition to that, we are using Eventbrite to reserve spaces for people for the 9.30 Service on Palm Sunday and Easter Day.(You might still be able to get into the Service if you haven’t booked in but we would rather you did so that we can be sure to maintain social distancing- if it comes to it, those who have booked will have priority). Do tell your friends and family.

We will aim to make Holy Week feel as much like usual as possible, although there will obviously have to be some changes and there are some things we cannot do- Palm Procession, footwashing, veneration of the Cross, congregation or even choral singing. I think that the key thing is to count the blessings we have and enjoy the chance to be in Church, for those who want to be.