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Holy Week Trail 3 - Jesus on trial

Thursday 1st April 2021

Today we consider the trial of Jesus and the accusations made against him. How could you support someone who is rejected or falsely accused?

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Holy Week Pilgrimage for all ages

Wednesday 31st March 2021

Can you find a stone, a leaf and something in the shape of a cross? If you can, you are well on the way to completing this pilgrimage trail, which combines a scavenger hunt with retelling the story of Holy Week and Easter. Find the sheet HERE Suitable for all ages, this trail is free to use, and can take as much time as you have available. Thanks to Revd Caroline Beckett for sharing this resource.

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Holy Week Trail 2 - Breaking bread

Wednesday 31st March 2021

The next poster on our Holy Week Trail shows Jesus' Last Supper with his disciples. What could you share with others?

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Holy Week trail 1 - Palm Sunday

Tuesday 30th March 2021

Follow the trail through the church grounds to retell the story of Holy Week. There are questions to think about too.

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Children's Activities for Holy Week

Monday 29th March 2021

Look here for activities which invite children of any age to engage their senses in retelling the stories of Holy Week. With thanks to Engage Worship.

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Holy Week Trail

Sunday 28th March 2021

Look out for our Holy Week trail! Posters being added during this week to retell the events which lead up to Easter Day. Can you spot them all?

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Holy Week 2021

Sunday 28th March 2021

This is our programme for Holy Week. And you are very welcome to some or all of it On Palm Sunday, we will use this Lent Worship Sheet and read the dramatized version of St Mark's Passion. This worship is by Zoom with this link. We will be using this link for all worship in Holy Week and for Easter Day. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights, we are delighted to welcome Andrew Beane, the Archdeacon of Exeter, as our speaker in three short acts of worship at 7pm each night. The liturgy we are following is here. On Maundy Thursday night, we are saying Compline together online via Zoom at 9pm, using this Order of Service. Good Friday, there will be a Stations of the Cross…

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Lent 5 Passion Sunday 21st March Zoom Talk

Monday 22nd March 2021
Phil baker

Read Phil's Zoom talk for Passion Sunday here

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A Mothering Sunday poem

Monday 15th March 2021
Karen Hedges

Thanks to Karen for permission to share her beautiful Mothering Sunday poem. You can read it here

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Mothering Sunday, 14th March 2021 Zoom Talk & Intercessions

Monday 15th March 2021
Martin Le Fleming

Read what Martin has to say here and Judith's intercessions from the Mothers' Union A Litany for Mothers Eve our first mother - thank you for stepping out and being the first to understand the complexities of life. Sarah, Hannah and Elizabeth - thank you for your patience and courage in waiting for a miracle. May all people longing for children be strengthened by your stories and comforted in their pain. Hagar - thank you for your resolve in the face of exile. May all mothers who are forced to flee or are forgotten be given hope in you. Rebecca - thank you for your flexibility. Let us remember all mothers who have to raise their children in a different country or far from their relatives…

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