There are special services and events at Holy Rood and St Edmund’s right across the Easter period, starting with services at 7.30pm every evening during Holy Week – Compline on Monday 14 April at Holy Rood, Taize on Tuesday 15th at St Edmund’s, a Celtic style service on Wednesday 16th at Holy Rood, and Holy Communion on Maundy Thursday (17th) also at Holy Rood.
Easter Speaks – an interactive Easter Journey at Holy Rood Church
Easter Speaks is a series of interactive stations around the church on Good Friday from 12 noon to 4pm, and on Easter Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Follow the route through the church to find displays and materials to help you explore Easter’s powerful message of hope, joy and forgiveness – light a candle to show light in the darkness, or write the name on a ‘star of hope’ of someone you know who is troubled, because Easter reminds us that there is hope even in the darkest times because of God’s love. (You may wish to know that chocolate also makes an appearance during the journey!)
‘Easter Speaks’ is suitable for all ages from 4 years upwards, although very young children must be accompanied by an adult. Allow 40 minutes to complete the journey.
There are children’s activities from 2pm to 3pm on Good Friday, making candles and Easter gardens. Refreshments served in the church centre.
Join with all the Stubbington Churches for an open air service on the Green (near the pet shop) at 11am, hot chocolate and hot cross buns served after.
St Edmund’s Church is open for private prayer and reflection from 12 noon to 2pm. A meditation on the cross is from 2pm to 3pm.
Sunrise service on Hill Head Beach (Salterns car park) at 6am, breakfast served after in the rotary hut, all welcome.
9.30am, Easter Holy Communion at St Edmund’s Church
10.30am, Family Communion at Holy Rood Church
6.30pm, the Easter Story at St Edmund’s church, with traditional Easter readings and hymns
7.30pm, at Holy Rood Church, the Easter concert Risen! Suggested donation of £5 (£2.50 concessions) Tickets available from Holy Rood Church Office