Holy Week Services 2017

Palm Sunday, April 9

8.00am Holy Eucharist

10.30am Choral Eucharist

with Procession of Palms beginning outside the church, and moving into the Sanctuary through the main porch. Music at this service includes Grayton Ives’ Ride on in majesty and Mozart’s Ave verum. The service ends with the reading of the Passion narrative, and a famous organ postlude: Come Sweetest Death by J.S.Bach, arranged by Virgil Fox.


The Monday of Holy Week, April 10

7.30pm Holy Eucharist for healing and reconciliation with music in the style of Taizé


The Tuesday of Holy Week, April 11

7.30pm Compline

with meditative music for organ by J.S.Bach and Hubert Parry


The Wednesday of Holy Week, April 12

12.00noon Holy Eucharist


7.30pm The Service of Tenebrae

The sanctuary becomes increasingly dark during this traditional service of psalms and scripture with music Henry Purcell, Giovanni Croce and G.P. da Palestrina sung by the Redeemer Schola


Maundy Thursday, April 13

7.30pm Choral Eucharist with Washing of Feet and Stripping of the Altar

with music by John Barnard, Peter Aston and Maurice Durufle sung by Redeemer adult and youth choirs


Good Friday, April 14

12.00noon The Stations of the Cross, with meditative music

played by Karen Ashbrook, hammer dulcimer


7.30pm The Liturgy for Good Friday

with music by Bob Chilcott, Francis Jackson, and John V of Portugal

sund by the Redeemer adult choir


Holy Saturday, April 15

7.30pm The Great Vigil of Easter

Beginning outside the church, we move to the parish hall to hear scripture readings of God’s redeeming power, gather around the font in the narthex to renew our baptismal vows and finally arrive in the sanctuary to celebrate the first Eucharist of Easter

With music by G P. da Palestrina, Simon Lindley and William Harris sung by Redeemer adult choir