For Holy Week 2017 we’re delighted to announce that we’ll be joined by one of the brethren of the Community of the Resurrection at Mirfield.
Father Thomas Seville CR will be with us from Palm Sunday to Easter Day and will be giving an address during the Eucharist each day, and getting involved in our other services and events during the week too.
He’ll also have the opportunity to meet parishioners and to receive hospitality and will be available to talk to those who would like spiritual counsel or advice or to make their confessions.
We’re very pleased to welcome him and hope that all members of the Church Family will benefit from the opportunity to keep Holy Week with Father Thomas. Full details will follow in due course.
Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday: 9 April 2017
It is the most important week of the year
This Sunday we celebrate the wonderful festival of CANDLEMAS when we recall the day when Jesus, 40 days old, was presented in the Temple. There'll be a special Parish Eucharist with the Candlemas Procession at 10am, including activities for children, followed by drinks. Later there's Festal Evensong with the full choir at 6.30pm as we make a final visit to the Crib. It's a great day: be here!
Music at the Eucharist includes
Nunc Dimittis (mode viii); Communion Service in F (Sumsion); When to the Temple Mary went (Eccard)
Music at Evensong includes
Responses (Rose); Evening Service in D (Brewer)
Last night some of the men from the congregation at St Mary's went to Pizzeria Bello in Attlebrough for their Epiphany meal. Everyone had a lovely time with good food and great company.
'If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us.'
(II Corinthians 5)
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins on Wednesday this week and ends the following Wednesday, 25 January, the Feast of the Conversion of St Paul. It’s our annual opportunity to join with Christians around the world in seeking the healing of the divisions which separate us from each other. The theme this year is Crossing Barriers, based on II Corinthians 5.
During the Week of Prayer, we'll be praying for the gift of unity at all our regular services, and we'll gather with other Christians in Attleborough for prayers at 12 noon each day, as follows:
Wednesday 18 at the Methodist Church
Thursday 19 at St Mary's
Friday 20 at the Methodist Church
Monday 23 at the Lighthouse, Hargham Road
Tuesday 24 at St Mary's
Wednesday 25 at the Town Hall
All are welcome. Please try to come at least once if you can.
Find out more about the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity here.