Hello Everyone :)
Holy Week and Easter are here- the most important time in the Christian Year- so here's just a little reminder of the times and dates for our Easter Services throughout Holy Week:
Wednesday 23rd, 7pm - Stations of the Cross
A guided look at our Stations of the Cross paintings of the Easter Story, with reflections and prayers led by our Reader.
Thursday 24th, 7:30pm - Maundy Thursday Eucharist of the Lord's Supper, followed by a short vigil in the Garden of Repose in the Lady Chapel
A service of Holy Communion to mark Christ's Last Supper with his disciples, followed by a short Vigil where we sit quietly to reflect on their time in the Garden of Gethsemane.
Friday 25th, 1pm - Stations of the Cross
A second chance to take a guided look at our Stations of the Cross paintings of the Easter Story, with reflections and prayers led by our Reader.
2pm - Good Friday Liturgy
A service, with Communion from the Reserved Sacrament consecrated on Maundy Thursday, to mark Christ's Crucifixion and an opportunity for prayer, reflection and contemplation at the foot of the Cross.
Sunday 27th, 10am (30 minutes earlier than our usual Sunday Service) - Easter Sunday Eucharist with the Lighting of the Paschal Candle.
A Holy Communion to celebrate Christ's Resurrection.
(Don't forget, the clocks go forward at 2am Sunday so make sure you change yours before you set your alarm!)
Please note: As you may already have seen on the website or via email if you subscribe to our Newsletter (if you haven't subscribed yet and would like to then you can go to our Sign-Up page or email us with your name and email address), there is a change to the start time of our Maundy Thursday Eucharist, which will now start at 7:30pm.
Easter is such a special time for Christians across the country and the world... we hope you will be able to join us at St. Cross to celebrate!
Wishing you a blessed Easter,
The St. Cross Web Team
Today we sent our first Email Newsletter to those people who signed-up at our Easter Craft Market event on Saturday or our Sunday Service!! :)
We hope that the Newsletter will be sent monthly, near the beginning of each month, and that it will help keep our Congregation, friends and interested visitors up to date with forthcoming events. If you would like to sign-up you can enter your name and email address on our Newsletter Sign-Up page or if you need any help, email our web team.
Please feel free to share this post online or to tell anyone you think might be interested in hearing what's going on at St. Cross about the Newsletter and send them here to sign up!! :)
***In Other News***
We want to say 'Thank you!' to everyone who came along to our Easter Market Event on Saturday... it was a successful day with chances to catch up with old friends and make some new ones- as well as helping raise some much-needed funds, too, of course!! We will hopefully be back before too long with a post about the day!! :)
The website will soon be updated with details of our Easter Services, so stay tuned for that!!
Thanks for reading,
The St. Cross web Team
This Saturday, between 11:30 and 2pm, we are holding our Easter Craft Market in the Church Centre... we'll have craft stalls with handmade cards, jewellery and all sorts of gift ideas as well as our cafe, cake stall and chocolate stall with our ever-popular Easter Egg Baskets, Ninja Turtle Creme Egg Cosies and other themed gifts and treats, so please do pop in if you can!! :)
We'd really appreciate any help to spread the word, too, so if you can share our poster we'd be very grateful... we have downloads on our Events page for a printable .pdf and a .jpeg version (perfect for sharing online).
We hope to see you on Saturday!!! :)
Hello and welcome to our blog!!
We've been working hard behind the scenes for a while now and today we are excited to officially launch our brand new St. Cross Parish Church website!!! :)
We hope the site will make it easier for our regular Congregation members and visitors to keep up to date with what's going on at St. Cross and, also, introduce new people to our community via Google and social media! This blog will hopefully be a place to share a more informal view of happenings within the church. We'll pop back to the blog over the coming days and weeks to let you know more about what's here on the site.
We are still working on various aspects of the site so some pages may be a little sparse for the time being as improvements are made but we hope you'll find it helpful and interesting... and maybe even fun!! Thanks very much for stopping by- please do let us know what you think (or if you spot any teething issues we may have missed! ETA: We are aware that the links on the site are not working on some mobile devices and are trying to figure out the problem... thanks for your patience- this is all new to us!!) in the comments section below or by emailing our web team!! :)
The St. Cross Web Team
Welcome to the St. Cross Parish Church Blog!!
News and happenings at St. Cross.