Easter services

Maundy Thursday (17th April)
8pm Maundy Thursday Communion at St. Mary’s
Good Friday
Churches together in Basildon (CTB) Good Friday Walk of Witness begins 10am from The Most Holy Trinity RC Church, Wickhay, Basildon. Ends approx 11.15am.
12 noon to 3pm Good Friday vigil at St Mary’s with meditations on each half hour and communion at 2.30pm. Meditations will be based on Sam Wells’ “Power and Passion” reflecting on six characters in the story of Jesus’ passion.

Easter Sunday
7am CTB Easter Sunrise Service at St Nicholas, Laindon followed by breakfast
9am Easter Communion at St Mary’s
11am All Age Easter Communion at St John’s

Ash Wednesday

Our Ash Wednesday service is on 13th February, at 8.00 pm at St Mary’s.

This meditative service includes the traditional “imposition of ashes” and communion. It marks the beginning of Lent, a period of penitence and spiritual preparation for Easter. All are welcome.

Advent Carol Service

Sunday, 28th November: Advent Carol Service; 6.30 pm with the Methodists at St Mary’s.

Memorial Service

Sunday 7 November is the annual memorial Service at St Mary’s Church, 3.00 pm.

The service gives people an opportunity to remember departed loved ones. Fill in a request card on arrival to have a name read out in the service.

Ash Wednesday service

Our Ash Wednesday service is on 17th February at 8pm at St Mary’s. It is a quiet service of penitence and reflection including the traditional imposition of ashes.

New service at Evelyn May Residential Home

Following our first and successful service in December, we will be visiting Evelyn May Residential Home for the elderly again on Wednesday 27th January at 3-30 pm. The service lasts for 30 minutes and includes 3 hymns and a short talk.

We are looking for church members to come along and support in bringing God’s message to the elderly residents. If you believe you can spare some time, please contact John Harris (number via parish office). The home is located in Florence way, near the Catholic Church and Laindon railway station.

Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday service: 1st April. Details to follow.

Advent Carol Service

Our Advent Carol Service is on 29 November, 6.30 pm at St Mary’s

Easter 2009

Easter Services & Events 2009

Palm Sunday – 5th April
9 am St Mary’s Holy Communion with distribution of palm crosses
11 am St John’s Holy Communion with distribution of palm crosses
4 pm St Mary’s Parade Service
6.30 pm St Mary’s Healing Service

Maundy Thursday – 9th April
7 pm Passover meals in people’s homes (see list in Church)
9 pm Methodist Church, Emanuel Road – Holy Communion

Good Friday – 10th April
10 am Walk of Witness from Holy Trinity, Wickhay to Town
12-3 pm St Mary’s 3 hour service with Holy Communion at 2.30 pm
6 pm St Giles & All Saints, High Road, Orsett The Crucifixion – a meditation by John Stainer (Proceeds to charity)

Easter Sunday – 12th April
9 am St Mary’s Holy Communion
11 am St John’s All Age Communion

Easter Sunday Sunrise Service

Easter Sunday Sunrise Service
St Nicholas Laindon at 6.30 am followed by breakfast.

Easter services at St Mary’s and St John’s to follow.

Taize service

Coming Soon…….
Taize Service at St John’s on Sunday 8th March at 8 pm.

Maundy Thursday service

At the end of the Lent course we will be having special meals in people’s homes followed by a service together at the Methodist church on Maundy Thursday (9th April).

See also details of our Lent course.