CHURCHES TOGETHER in SHIRLEY: Holy Week and EASTER Services and Events 2018


ALL SAINTS, Bridle Road, CR0 8HX

Palm Sunday 25 March          10am:  Blessing of Palms, Eucharist & Dramatic Gospel Reading 

Holy Week Monday-Wednesday 10am:   Morning Prayer.

Maundy Thursday 29 March    8pm:  Eucharist with foot washing

Good Friday 30 March       12.30pm: Stations of the Cross 

       followed by Good Friday Liturgy

Saturday 31 March       5pm: Fish Fry Supper in Hall. 

                                                                        Proceeds to Church funds and Shirley Neighbourhood Care 

Easter Sunday 1 April             10am: Easter Ceremonies and worship     


St JOHN’s, Shirley Church Road, CR0 5EE


Palm Sunday 25 March 8am    Said Mass

10am   Procession from Shirley Methodist Church followed by Easter People Service at St. John’s

6pm     Passiontide Sequence


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday   7.30pm         Said Mass 


Maundy Thursday 29 March 7.30pm Sung Mass and Foot Washing

8.30pm – Midnight Vigil Stay as long as you wish


Good Friday 30 March 9am Morning prayer

10-11am Children’s Activities

1-1.50pm Meditation and Music

2-3.00pm Liturgy of the Passion

      Followed by Hot Cross Buns in the Vicarage

Easter Day 1 April                           5.30am        First Mass of Easter & the Lighting of New Flame followed by Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt

10am         Sung Mass and Renewal of Baptismal 

    Vows followed by Easter Egg Hunt 


St GEORGE’s, Elstan Way, The Glade, CR0 7QJ


Palm Sunday 25 March 

10.00 am

Liturgy for Palm Sunday,  including blessing & distribution of palm crosses


4.00 pm

Service of Easter Lessons and Carols   

Mon, Tues, & Wed 

26,27, 28 March 


Lenten Devotions

Maundy Thursday  

29 March


Passover Meal and Eucharist, followed by 

Watch at the Altar of Repose (until midnight)

Good Friday 30 March


Good Friday Workshop (until 12 noon)



Silent Walk of Witness (meet at the Church)



Hot Cross Buns in the Church Hall



Church open for contemplation



Liturgy of Good Friday, and Holy Communion

31 March Holy Saturday 


Morning Prayer



Church Open until 12 noon



Midday Prayers

1 April Easter Day 


NEW Sunrise Service with Easter Fire, Blessing of the Candle and first Eucharist of Easter followed by breakfast



Sung Parish Eucharist and Easter Egg Hunt


OUR LADY, Bingham Road, CR0 7EN


Palm Sunday        25 March   Masses at 8.30am; 10am and 12 noon 

Maundy Thursday 29 March   8pm   Mass of the Lord’s Supper with washing of the feet,                                     followed by Watching until midnight

Good Friday 30 March            9am   Stations of the Cross

                                                3pm   Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Death 

Holy Saturday 31 March        10am   Office of Readings and Morning Prayer 

                                                 9pm   Easter Vigil

Easter Day 1 April                   Masses at 8.30am; 10am and 12 noon



Palm Sunday 25 March 10am:       Joint Service with and at St Johns, Shirley Church Rd

Maundy Thursday 29 March 8 pm: Communion Service at Christchurch, Lower Addiscombe Rd. 

Good Friday 30 March 3.30pm:      Stations of the Cross 

Easter Sunday 1 April 8.45am:       Breakfast 8.45am 

                                   10.30am:     Easter Sunday Holy Communion



Good Friday 30 March 10:30am       Broom Road Shop     Reflection at the Cross

Easter Day 1April         10:30am      Shirley Community Centre    Easter Celebration


WEST WICKHAM & SHIRLEY BAPTIST CHURCH, corner of Wickham Road/Monks Orchard Road, CR0 8DR


Palm Sunday 25 March 10.30am:        All Age Service
Maundy Thursday 29 March 7.30pm:   An interactive journey towards the cross
Saturday 31 March 2.30-4.00pm:         Easter Egg Hunt & Mad Hatters Tea Party - Free of Charge
Easter Sunday 1 April 9 am:                 Family Breakfast
                                    9.30am:            Family Communion
                                   10.30am:           Easter Celebration with baptism