This year, the Moot Community at the Guild Church of St Mary Aldermary will be gathering for a number of events and services to mark the significance of the season of Holy Week. This is the week that the Christian Church explores the narrative of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem that lead to the trials Crucifixion of Jesus, leading to the shock of the Resurrection of Easter Sunday. So below, please find a list of our events and details.
Sunday 29th March – Palm Sunday – Evening Service 6pm
This service explores the significance of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, where the traditional palm crosses are given out.
Monday 30th March – Holy Monday – Morning Prayer 9.30am & Choral Evening Prayer 6pm
The day begins with Morning Prayer at the High Altar at 9.30am
The Evening Choral Evening Prayer will mix ancient words with ancient music reflecting the season of Holy Week. This will be a beautiful event.
Tuesday 31st March – Holy Tuesday
Morning Prayer 9.30am, Afternoon Prayer 2.15pm, Evening Prayer 5.30pm Three opportunities to prayerfully reflect on the significance of the season.
Wednesday 1st April – Holy Wednesday
Taize Chants 8.15am, Morning Prayer 9.30am, Stations of the Cross – starts midday in Paternoster Square, 12.45 Bow Bells Church, 1.30pm Royal Exchange, 2.15pm Guild Hall Yard, 2.45pm Barbican behind Guildhall.
Evening Prayer 5.30pm, Meditation 6.30pm.
Maundy Thursday 2nd April
Morning Prayer 9.30am, Eucharist 1.05pm, Afternoon Prayer 2pm.
Foot Washing Service 6.30pm – this is where we remember Jesus’ washing his disciples feet, and the narrative that leads to the arrest of Jesus.
Prayer Vigil 8pm, where we prayerfully remember Jesus who is in distress and praying before his arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane.
Good Friday 3rd April
Tenebrae Service 7pm, where we reflect on the paradox and shock of the death of Jesus Christ as the son of God.
Easter Sunday 5th April
Service celebrating the miracle of the resurrection at 11am, followed by a picnic outside dependent on the weather, or inside of the church if the weather is bad.