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Lent Activities and Easter Church Services

Live Lent with Harbour Churches; join us for Lent activities, Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter Church services


Please find a full list of Lent activities, Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter Church services below.
All events are also published in What’s On


SHROVE TUESDAY All-Age Party 13 February

@ the Church Room, Pound Road, West Wittering: 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start (enjoy fish & chips, pancakes and a fun beetle game).


LENT

ASH WEDNESDAY Worship Services 14 February

@ St Peter & St Paul, West Wittering: Morning Church Service 10am to 10.45am with Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes

@ the St James Centre, Birdham: 7pm to 7.45pm Evening Service this will be a simple and contemplative service with ashing.

LENT TALKS

Throughout the season of Lent, Harbour Churches will follow the Bible story from Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem to the Cross, asking how Jesus put his faith into action and what we can learn about putting our Christian faith into action.

First Lent Talk @ the St James Centre, Birdham: 9.30am to 12.30pm on Saturday 17 February.
This Talk will be lead by Bishop Laurie Green.
Theme: How Christians can engage theologically with real life issues. All are Welcome!

Second Lent Talk @ the Church Room, Pound Road, West Wittering, PO20 8AJ: 7pm to 8.15pm on Thursday 22 February.
This Talk will be lead by Reverend Eric Eyre.
Theme: Triumphal entry; exercising power & leadership. All are Welcome!

Third Lent Talk @ the St James Centre, Birdham: 7pm to 8.15pm on Thursday 29 February.
This Talk will be lead by Reverend Jim Mould.
Theme: Cleansing the Temple; the business of money. All are Welcome!

Fourth Lent Talk @ the St James Centre, Birdham: 7pm to 8.15pm on Thursday 07 March.
This Talk will be lead by Dr Susan Monks.
Theme: Revealing God’s Kingdom; Making the broken whole. All are Welcome!

Fifth Lent Talk @ the St James Centre, Birdham: 7pm to 8.15pm on Thursday 14 March.
This Talk will be lead by Jonathan Swindells Rector.
Theme: Conflict with authority; Protest!?! All are Welcome!

Sixth Lent Talk @ the St James Centre, Birdham: 7pm to 8.15pm on Thursday 21 March.
This Talk will be lead by Jonathan Swindells Rector & Reverend Eric Eyre.
Theme: Death on a cross; how Jesus saves. All are Welcome!

PALM SUNDAY Church Services Sunday 24 March

@ St Nicholas, Itchenor: 8am to 9am BCP Said with Holy Communion

@ St Peter & St Paul, West Wittering: 8am to 9am BCP Said with Holy Communion

@ St Nicholas, Itchenor: 10am to 11am All-age Passion reading with drama and crosses.

@ St James Church, Birdham: 10am to 11am All-age Passion reading with drama and crosses + CONNECT.

@ St Peter & St Paul Church, West Wittering: 10am to 11am All-age Passion reading with drama and crosses.

Birdham Village Choir sing HANDEL’S MESSIAH on PALM SUNDAY

@ the St James Centre, and in St James Church, Birdham: 4pm to 5pm


HOLY WEEK

GOING TO BETHANY QUIET DAY Tuesday 26 March

Start and end a day of quiet reflection…
@ St Peter & St Paul Church, West Wittering: 9am to 10am and return at 5pm to 6pm for worship and a plenary talk.
This day will be lead by Dr Susan Monks and Jonathan Swindells Rector.
Theme: Jesus started his days and ended his days not in Jerusalem, but in Bethany…a place of refuge, of friendship, of deep prayerfulness; and of loving acceptance.
Start and end this day of quiet reflection open to the anointing of the costly balm of the Spirit finding refuge, friendship, prayerfulness and acceptance.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS Wednesday 27 March

@ St Peter & St Paul, West Wittering: the church will be open all day (closing time TBC).

MAUNDY THURSDAY Church Service 28 March

@ St Peter & St Paul, West Wittering: 7pm to 8pm with Holy Communion and foot washing.

GOOD FRIDAY Church Services 29 March

@ St James, Birdham: 10am to 11am All-age family worship.

@ St Peter & St Paul, West Wittering: 3pm to 4pm the Liturgy of the Cross.

EASTER SATURDAY & SUNDAY

EASTER VIGIL Church Service Saturday 30 March

@ St Peter & St Paul, West Wittering: 7.30pm to 8.30pm

EASTER SUNDAY Church Services Sunday 31 March

@ St Nicholas, Itchenor: 8am to 9am BCP Said with Holy Communion

@ St Peter & St Paul, West Wittering: 8am to 9am BCP Said with Holy Communion

@ St Nicholas, Itchenor: 10am to 11am All-age family worship with Holy Communion.

@ St James Church, Birdham: 10am to 11am All-age family worship with Holy Communion.

@ St Peter & St Paul Church, West Wittering: 10am to 11am All-age family worship with Holy Communion.

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