Lent and Easter

Lent, the season of penitence and reflection when we are all encouraged to prepare for Easter, begins on 14th February (marked at St Lawrence with a Sung Eucharist for Ash Wednesday). During Lent, why not join in with the daily Morning Prayer & Eucharist (at 8:15am in the Lady Chapel, weekdays except Thursdays), the Tuesday noon Eucharist and Bible Study (in church, bible study focussing on the Lord's Prayer), the three-week Tuesday evening 'Exploring Christianity' course (details on the poster below, in the Church Hall), or the Thursday evening ecumenical bible study based at the Carmelite Convent at 110 Lawrence Street (15th February to 22nd March, 7pm). All are welcome to attend any of these services or times of study, discussion, and reflection.

During Lent, we cover all crosses and images in the church and music will reflect the season at both Sung Eucharists and at Choral Evensongs. On Passion Sunday (18th March) the student choir will be singing for a special final service of term - music and readings for Passiontide.

During Holy Week, there will be noon Prayer Book services of Holy Communion Monday 26th March, Tuesday 27th March, and Wednesday 28th March; there will be a Sung Eucharist (with the stripping of the altars) on Maundy Thursday evening at 7:30pm (29th March); and the Liturgy of Good Friday (with communion from the reserved sacrament) will be offered on Good Friday at 2pm. Finally, we look forward to celebrating the joy of the resurrection of Christ on Easter Day - Sunday 1st April.