Welcome to services for Holy Week and Easter at All Saints Grayswood

A warm welcome to our page sharing our home worship resources for Holy Week and Easter 2020 ...

Paintings and Reflections for Holy Week 2020

Gillaine and I were at school together and met up again whilst I was doing my pre-ordination retreat. Being able to share in these paintings is a real gift to us during Holy Week.  Fi xx

This series of paintings is a precious legacy that was gifted to me by my father, Paul Robertson, to use in my ministry. He originally painted them (along with many, many other such treasures) as an aide to worship and reflection at St Patrick’s, Wallington, where I grew up and where my parents still worship. Over the last dozen years, this Holy Week journey has been offered in a variety of settings as a focus for prayer, retreat and meditation.

This year, my hope is that this set of pictures and reflections will help us journey into the mystery of the cross and resurrection from our homes, where we are currently in lockdown, due to Covid-19. You may want to use them for a few minutes or an entire day, or anything in between. May we each encounter Jesus in new ways as we take this journey together,
Gillaine

Reverend Gillaine Holland

Download the paintings and reflections here

Sunday School

Happy Easter to all our younger readers - we have a page especially for you with activities , videos and songs - just go to the Children at Home page ...have fun!

Palm Sunday

On Palm Sunday we celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and mark the start of Holy Week.

Jane's sermon for Palm Sunday - 5th April 2020
Bible reading: Matthew 21. 1-11

Dian's intercessions for Palm Sunday - 5th April 2020

If you want to worship through song you could visit YouTube and sing along to
Ride On, Ride On, In Majesty!
Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

Monday in Holy Week

Compline derives from the Latin word for completion and is a form of Night Prayer used by many Christians. It is a service of quietness and reflection before rest at the end of the day

If you wish to pray at home, please download a copy:

Order of Service for Compline at home (pdf)

Readings for Compline in Lent (pdf)

Tuesday in Holy Week

Compline derives from the Latin word for completion and is a form of Night Prayer used by many Christians. It is a service of quietness and reflection before rest at the end of the day

If you wish to pray at home, please download a copy:

Order of service for Compline at home (pdf)

Readings for Compline in Lent (pdf)

Wednesday in Holy Week

Compline derives from the Latin word for completion and is a form of Night Prayer used by many Christians. It is a service of quietness and reflection before rest at the end of the day

If you wish to pray at home, please download a copy:

Order of service for Compline at home (pdf)

Readings for Compline in Lent (pdf)

Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday commemorates the Washing of the Feet and Last Supper of Jesus.
"Maundy" comes from the Latin word mandatum, or commandment
and  reflects Jesus' words "I give you a new commandment."

Maundy Thursday Supper on Zoom - please contact Fi if you would like an invitation

Guildford Cathedral are hosting a service at home Visit Guildford Cathedral - Maundy Thursday

 

Good Friday

Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary.

Why not complete a Walk of Witness around your home?
Download a guide with suggested prayers -  Walk Of Witness (pdf)

Click below to listen to A reading and meditation from John’s Gospel Chapters 18 & 19 by Richard Everett (This is best viewed full screen)

Wintershall Livestream 10 April 2020

The Passion of Jesus and One Good Friday story will be available online on Good Friday 10 April 2020 at 12 and 3pm.
Due to being unable to perform live in Trafalgar Square Wintershall will livestream, through their Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/Wintershallplay 
After the livestream, the recording will be available on YouTube and
the link will be found under Media Gallery at the bottom of the page: https://www.wintershall.org.uk/passion-jesus-london

Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday is a day of waiting ...

The day between the desolation and sadness of Good Friday and the joy of Easter Sunday can sometimes feel like we’re disconnected.
This year, more than ever, when we are having to face this journey on our own, the themes of waiting, uncertainty, fear and confusion seem even more poignant.
As you listen to this Poem allow yourself to share all these feelings with God, as the disciples would have done on that very first Easter.

"Where are you?"  is a reflective poem written by Richard Everett
(an extract from his book “Sound Bites").

Download the poem here or click below to listen to Richard read his poem

or here:

Easter Sunday

He's Alive - He is Risen!

Join us on Zoom for our Easter Sunday Service  - You will receive an invitation by email - please contact Fi (revfigwynn@gmail.com) if you have not received an invitation

Download the Order of Service for Easter Sunday 2020 (pdf)

Download the Sermon for Easter Sunday 2020 (pdf)

Download the Intercessions for Easter Sunday 2020 (pdf)

“The Priest, the Guard and the Empty Tomb” – a sketch for Easter by Richard Everett.

When it comes to the resurrection of Christ, it is tempting to try and rationalise something that is, by definition, not rational or explainable at all, except theologically. In fact, I would go further and suggest that this bedrock moment at the heart of the Christian faith is literally and paradoxically incredible - beyond belief. Which is rather the point. It’s a mystery – and if we try to reduce it to something less, something manageable with a tidy explanation, then we miss its power and profundity altogether. Worse still, we make God smaller than He is.

I based this brief and mischievous dialogue that follows on a few intriguing verses in the last chapter of Matthew’s gospel where a Roman guard in charge of Jesus’ tomb, having reported a ‘slight problem’ overnight with the missing body, is offered a bribe to keep his mouth shut. I love these bizarre and detailed fragments one finds in scripture mainly because they have the distinct smell of authenticity about them. Enjoy – and Happy Easter everyone! Richard Everett.

Watch "The Priest, The Guard And The Empty Tomb" here

Children at Home

Watch this re-telling of the Easter story

Join with GoFish as they sing "Christ Arose!"

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