Holy Week at St Saviour’s


In Holy Week we remember Jesus’ journey to the cross in a series of special services.

On Monday and Wednesday, at 7.30pm, there’s an opportunity to accompany Jesus from his trial at Pilate’s Palace to his execution at Golgotha and his burial in the garden. During this ancient and very moving service, we walk around the church together in silence, stopping at 14 pictures showing scenes from the crucifixion story. At each one we listen to a short reflection and say a simple prayer together.

On Tuesday there is a special celebration of Holy Communion for Holy Week. This is at the slightly later time of 7.30pm

On Thursday we remember the Last Supper, and especially Jesus washing his disciples feet, with a celebration of the Eucharist at 7.30pm. This is followed, for those who are able to stay, by a Vigil or Watch when we remember Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane. We take it in turns to watch and pray in the silence of the Lady Chapel and people come and go as they are able. The Watch ends with a short service of Compline (Night Prayer) at 11.30pm.