...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
17th February  

10.30 am      Eucharist with hymns and imposition of ashes (Saint Mary's)
8.00 pm        SOLEMN EUCHARIST and imposition of ashes
                      Preacher: The Right Reverend Richard Blackburn
                     The bishop of Warrington 
                      followed by Baked Bean Supper in aid of Medic Malawi (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

19 February     S. Mary’s

26 February     S. Faith’s
5 March            S. Mary’s (*)
12 March          S. Faith’s (*)
19 March          S. Mary’s
26 March          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 Addresses by Fr Neil and Benediction

“The Sacred Made Real”

28 February    Christ on the Cross                                              

7   March         St Francis in Meditation
14 March         Virgin of Sorrows
21 March         Dead Christ

Services for Holy Week and Easter


Sunday March 28th  PALM SUNDAY

               9.00 am       Morning Prayer (SF)
               9.30 am       Sung Eucharist and Blesing of Palms (SM)
             10.30 am       Blessing of Palms at Merchant Taylors’ School  and Procession to Church
             11.00 am       High Mass and dramatic reading of the Passion (SF)
               7.00 pm       Compline and Benediction (SF)
Monday March 29th   MONDAY IN HOLY WEEK
             9.00 am        Morning Prayer (SF)
              6.00 pm       Evening Prayer (SM)
              7.00 pm       Stations of the Cross and Eucharist (SF)
              9.15 pm       Compline (SF)

Tuesday March 30th   TUESDAY IN HOLY WEEK

              9.00 am        Morning Prayer (SF)
              9.30 am        Eucharist (SF)
              6.00 pm        Evening Prayer (SM)
              9.15 pm        Compline (SF)

Wednesday March 31st   WEDNESDAY IN HOLY WEEK
            10.00 am        Morning Prayer (SF)
            10.30 am        Eucharist (SM)
              6.00 pm        Evening Prayer (SM)
              8.00 pm        Eucharist with hymns and address (SF)
                                  (after which Revd Denise will be available for those wishing to make their confession  in preparation for Easter)
              9.15 pm       Compline (SF)

Thursday April 1st    MAUNDY THURSDAY
               9.00 am        Morning Prayer (SF)
              10.30 am       Chrism Mass 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 2nd    GOOD FRIDAY

                9.00 am        Morning Prayer and Litany (SM)
       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)
               6.00 pm         Evening Prayer (SF)

turday April 3rd    HOLY SATURDAY
                9.00 am         Morning Prayer (SM)
                2.00 pm        Sacrament of Penance (SM: Fr Neil will be available for those wishing to make their confession in preparation for Easter)

                8.00 pm        Joint Easter Vigil, Service of Light and First Mass of Easter (SF)
                                     (This will be followed by champagne, Easter biscuits, Easter carols on handbells and fireworks display!)

     Sunday April 4th   EASTER DAY

               9.00 am         Morning Prayer (SM)
                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  

     Monday April 5th   EASTER MONDAY

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

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