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Monday 4 February 2013

Lent and Easter Service Times

Crowds hold up crosses on Palm Sunday by Admiralty Arch, London

Lent at St Martin’s

Our theme Power and Passion is explored in our worship each Sunday throughout Lent in the sermons at the 10.00am Parish Eucharist and in the 6.30pm Evening Services, as members of the St Martin’s clergy and those in our community share their own experiences and reflections. 


Wednesday 13 February – Ash Wednesday

8.00am Morning Prayer

8.30am Said Holy Communion with Imposition of Ashes

1.00pm Choral Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes – Preacher: Revd Dr Sam Wells

6.30pm Sung Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes – Preacher: Revd Richard Carter


Sunday 17 February – Lent 1 

8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 

10.00am Eucharist – Power and Passion – Preacher: Revd Dr Sam Wells

1.00pm  Service in Mandarin

2.15pm – Service in Cantonese

5.00pm Choral Evensong

6.30pm Evening Service – Power and Passion – Reflections with members of the St Martin’s community


Sunday 24 February – Lent 2

8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 

10.00am Eucharist – Power and Passion – Preacher: Revd Clare Herbert

1.00pm Service in Mandarin

2.15pm Service in Cantonese

5.00pm Choral Evensong

6.30pm Evening Service – Power and Passion – Reflections with members of the St Martin’s community


Sunday 24 February – Lent 2

8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)

10.00am Eucharist – Power and Passion – Preacher: Revd  Clare Herbert

1.00pm  Service in Mandarin

2.15pm Service in Cantonese

5.00pm Choral Evensong

6.30pm Evening Service – Power and Passion – Reflections with members of the St Martin’s community


Sunday 3 March – Lent 3

8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)

10.00am – Eucharist – Power and Passion – Preacher: Revd Will Morris

1.00pm Service in Mandarin

2.15pm Service in Cantonese

5.00pm Choral Evensong

6.30pm Evening Service – Power and Passion – Reflections with members of the St Martin’s community. 


Sunday 10 March – Lent 4

8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)

10.00am Eucharist – Power and Passion – Preacher: Revd Richard Carter 

1.00pm Service in Mandarin

2.15pm Service in Cantonese

5.00pm Choral Evensong

6.30pm Evening Service – Power and Passion – Reflections with members of the St Martin’s community. 


Sunday 17 March – Lent 5

8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)

10.00am – Eucharist – Power and Passion – Preacher: Revd Katherine Hedderly

1.00pm Service in Mandarin

2.15pm Service in Cantonese

5.00pm Choral Evensong

6.30pm Evening Service – Power and Passion – Reflections with members of the St Martin’s community. 


Holy Week and Easter at St Martin’s 

Come and join our worship during Holy Week and Easter, as we walk with Christ on his journey to the cross through his passion and death, to the promise of Easter morning and the hope of new life and Resurrection. 


Sunday 24 March – Palm Sunday

8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)

9.45am Palm Sunday Procession

Meet at the corner of St James’s Park near Admiralty Arch.  Join the Choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields and the Salvation Army Band for a procession with palms, led by a donkey, into church.  Officiant: Revd Dr Sam Wells 

10.00am Eucharist

With the reading of the Passion Gospel

1.00pm Service in Mandarin

2.15pm Service in Cantonese

6.30pm From Creation to Salvation

A Powerful service of readings and music as we enter into Holy Week, telling the story of salvation, with the Choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields. Led by Revd Richard Carter. 


Monday 25 March Holy Week

8.00am Morning Prayer

1.15pm Holy Communion (DSC)

6.00pm – Holy Communion – Preacher: Revd Clare Herbert Friends and Foes around Jesus: reflections on the first Holy Week 


Tuesday 26 March Holy Week

8.00am Morning Prayer

1.15pm Holy Communion (DSC)

6.00pm – Holy Communion – Preacher: Revd Clare Herbert Friends and Foes around Jesus: reflections on the first Holy Week 


Wednesday 27 March Holy Week

8.00am Morning Prayer

1.00pm Choral Eucharist

6.00pm – Holy Communion – Preacher: Revd Clare Herbert Friends and Foes around Jesus reflections on the first Holy Week 


Thursday 28 March Maundy Thursday 

8.00am Morning Prayer

1.00pm Lunch-Break

6.30pm Maundy Thursday Liturgy 

The first of the ‘Three Great Days’ is marked with the Eucharist of the Last Supper, including foot washing; the Stripping of the Sanctuary and the Watch with Christ in his Passion. Preacher: Revd Katherine Hedderly


Friday 29 March Good Friday

8.00am Morning Prayer

10.00am Good Friday Service for All Ages

12 noon The Three Hours –  The Inevitabiility of the Cross 

John Bell, of the Iona Community, is the preacher in this service of reflections on the passion of Christ. With the Choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields. 

The Passion of Jesus, Trafalgar Square

A free open air play presented by a cast from the Wintershall Estate at 12 noon and 3.15pm. www.passionofjesus-trafalgar.co.uk


Saturday 30 March Holy Saturday

9.00am Morning Prayer 


Sunday 31 March Easter Day

5.30am The Easter Vigil and the First Eucharist of Easter

The lighting of the Easter Fire and Candle in darkness begins our Easter Day journey from darkness to light, from silence to the joyful celebration of the Resurrection.  

10.00am Easter Eucharist – Preacher: Revd Dr Sam Wells with the Choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields


 Sunday 7 April Easter 2

The Choir is on holiday

8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)

10.00am Eucharist – Preacher: Revd Dr Sam Wells

1.00pm Service in Mandarin

2.15pm Service in Cantonese

5.00pm Evening Prayer with Hymns