WMC: March 2017
Holy Week & Easter Services 2017
Palm Sunday Procession April 9th:
The Wantage & Grove Church Partnership annual Palm Sunday Act of Christian Witness will take place again this year. The procession will gather at Holy Trinity Church, Charlton for a blessing at 9:45am and will then set off to walk to the Market Place, accompanied by Wantage Silver Band and a well-behaved (?) donkey.
In recent years the number of walkers seems to have fallen. It would be good if more people could participate. If you don't think you can manage the whole distance you could join anywhere along the main road or even just line the road and Market Place.
This is an important act of witness and the more who participate the better. We would be pleased to see our friends from Grove. The expected arrival in the Market Pace for final words and a hymn around 10:20am
10:45am Morning Worship at Wantage — please note change of service time!
10:45 am Morning Worship at Grove
4:00pm Witness — Circuit Service at Trinity Abingdon. The world premier of an Easter cantata written and organized by James Garnett.
Monday 10th April ; Tuesday 11th April ; Wednesday 12th April 8:30 pm Holy Week Reflection at Wantage
Maundy Thursday 13th April — 8:00 pm United service for Maundy Thursday at Grove
Good Friday 14th April
9:00 am Good Friday Service at Childrey
11:00 am Open Air Good Friday Witness at the top of Vale Avenue, Grove, followed by hot cross buns and tea / coffee in the Methodist Church
2:00 pm Good Friday Reflective Service at Wantage
Easter Sunday 16th April
7:00 am Early morning Holy Communion at the Millennium Stones
9:30 am Kids@church at Wantage
10:30 am Easter Morning Worship with Holy Communion at Wantage
10:45 am Easter Morning Worship with Holy Communion at Grove
Afternoon "walk to Emmaus (Childrey) in time for tea and 6:00 pm Evening "Emmaus" Communion Service at Childrey
Come and join us as we remember the events of Holy Week and of Easter Day!
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