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Dear Church member

Easter card image 2020The last Sunday of Lent - and the Sunday before Easter - is known as Palm Sunday, which the Church remembers as the day that Jesus enters Jerusalem to popular acclaim, and sets in train a series of events that lead to his death and resurrection one week later. The events of Holy Week take up over a quarter of the gospel accounts of Jesus' life, so momentous and significant they were, and our churches are marking the 8 days of Holy Week in a variety of ways.

Creative, interactive activities

At St Matthew’s and All Saints’ Churches and churchyards there will be free activities for all the family to follow the Easter journey from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. Please come on any day or several days. We will also be sending out daily emails during Holy Week including a reflection, bible reading and family friendly activity sheet.

Easter Story Trail

Easter Story TrailTake some time as a family this Easter to follow our ten point Easter trail around each village. Our free trail will be available from Sunday 28th March to Monday 5th April. Download or print the map and follow the trail to find all 10 egg pictures, read the Easter story and pick up some treats as you go! For more information click here or email Sarah.

Agape Meal

agape mealOn Maundy Thursday, 1st April, at 7.30pm there is an opportunity to join on Zoom for a remote 'Agape' meal together. Please click here for information about this ancient Christian celebration based on the Jewish 'shabat' meal.

Services: in-person and online

Palm Sunday 28th March
9.00am Online Service - link here
10.30am Zoom Pebbles Family Service

Maundy Thursday 1st April
7.30pm Agape Meal via Zoom (see above)

Good Friday 2nd April
9.00am Online Service - link here

Holy Saturday 3rd April
8.00pm Vigil Service in All Saints’ Churchyard with candles

Easter Sunday 4th April
9.00am Holy Communion services in both All Saints' and St Matthew's
9.00am Online Service - link here
10.30am Zoom Pebbles Family Service

For more information see HCChurches.org/easter2021

Online services for Holy Week and Easter from the Diocese of Oxford can be found at oxford.anglican.org/livestream


Yours, in Christ,

Jonathan signature
Revd Dr Jonathan Mobey
Rector of Harwell with Chilton

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