...in the United Benefice
  of Saint Faith, Great Crosby
  and St Mary, Waterloo Park

Full details of all services, sermons and events
   in addition to the normal pattern of 
   and weekday worship in our churches.

ASH WEDNESDAY - the first day of Lent
25th February  

7.30 am        Holy Eucharist and imposition of ashes (Saint Faith's)
10.30 am      Holy Eucharist with hymns and imposition of ashes (Saint Mary's)
8.00 pm        SOLEMN EUCHARIST and imposition of ashes
                      Preacher: The Reverend Frances Shoesmith
                      (Pioneer Minister, Liverpool Diocese) 
                      followed by Baked Bean Supper (Saint Faith's)

Fridays in Lent in S. Faith’s or S. Mary’s at 6.30 pm

Stations of the Cross and Holy Eucharist

27 February     S. Mary’s

6   March          S. Faith’s
13 March          S. Mary’s (*)
20 March          S. Faith’s (*)
27 March          S. Mary’s
3   April            S. Faith’s

(*) these services will take the form of a meditation on the Way of the Cross with poetry, visual imagery and music, both classical and contemporary.

Sundays in Lent in S. Faith’s at 7.00 pm

Devotional Meditation and Benediction led by Fr Neil

“The Journey to the Cross, in words and music, as seen by…”

1   March     Pilate                                              

8   March     Barabbas
15 March     Simon of Cyrene
22 March     Mary, the Mother of Jesus
29 March     The Centurion at the foot of the cross

Services for Holy Week and Easter

Sunday April 5th    PALM SUNDAY

               9.30 am       Family Eucharist and Parade Service (SM)
             10.30 am       Blessing of Palms at Merchant Taylors’ School  and Procession to Church
             11.00 am       Family Eucharist and Parade Service (SF)
               7.00 pm       Compline by Candlelight with Passiontide music  for choir and chamber orchestra (SF)
Monday April 6th   MONDAY IN HOLY WEEK
             10.30 am      Eucharist (SF)
              6.00 pm       Evening Prayer (SM)
              7.30 pm       MSI course session 6 of 6 (SM)
            10.00 pm       Compline (SF)

Tuesday April 7th   TUESDAY IN HOLY WEEK

              9.30 am        Eucharist (SF)
              6.00 pm        Evening Prayer (SM)
              8.00 pm        Stations of the Cross and Eucharist (SF)
            10.00 pm        Compline (SF)

Wednesday April 8th   WEDNESDAY IN HOLY WEEK
            10.30 am        Eucharist (SM)
              6.00 pm        Evening Prayer (SM)
              8.00 pm        Eucharist with hymns and address (SF)
                                  (after which the Sacrament of Penance will be available for those wishing to make their confession
                                  in preparation for Easter)
              10.00 pm     Compline (SF)

Thursday April 9th    MAUNDY THURSDAY
               10.30 am     Chrism Eucharist with Blessing of the Oils in the Cathedral and commitment to Ministry, to which all are welcome
                 7.00 pm     Holy Eucharist in commemoration of the Last Supper & Washing of Feet (SM)
                 8.00 pm     Solemn Eucharist of the last Supper, Washing of Feet, Procession to the Altar of Repose
                                   and Watch of Prayer until midnight (SF)

Friday April 10th    GOOD FRIDAY

               10 am–12 noon     Joint Young People’s Easter Workshop (SM)  
               11.00 am     Churches Together in Waterloo Act of Witness at Crosby Civic Hall
               1.30 pm       The Solemn Liturgy of the Day (SF)

turday April 11th    HOLY SATURDAY
                2.00 pm        Sacrament of Penance (SM)
                8.00 pm        Joint Easter Vigil, Service of Light and First Mass of Easter (SF)
                                     Preacher:  The Bishop of Warrington, Rt. Revd. David Jennings.
                                     (This will be followed by champagne, Easter biscuits and fireworks!)

Sunday April 12th   EASTER DAY

                9.30 am        Blessing of the Easter Garden, Sung Eucharist, Holy Baptism, First Holy Communions
                                    and children’s Easter Egg Hunt (SM)
                11.00 am      Procession, Blessing of Easter Garden,  High Mass, Holy Baptism, First Holy Communions 
                                    and children’s Easter Egg hunt (SF), followed by wine
                6.00 pm        Festal Evensong, Procession and Solemn Te Deum    (no sermon)

Monday April 13th   EASTER MONDAY

            12.00 noon       Solemn Eucharist (SF)  followed by champagne in the Vicarage

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