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Hastings Old Town Parish

One Modern Parish, Two Medieval Churches

Hastings Old Town Parish

One Modern Parish, Two Medieval Churches

Hastings Old Town Parish

One Modern Parish, Two Medieval Churches

WHAT’S ON IN HOLY WEEK AND EASTER

(Services in All Saints’ except where indicated)

Palm Sunday
(24 March)
8amHoly Communion (BCP)
10amPalm Sunday Procession
and Parish Eucharist
Monday7:30pmStations of the Cross
Tuesday 26 March7:30pmCompline (Night Prayer)
Wednesday 27 March7:30pmTenebrae
Maundy Thursday
(28 March)
7:30pm“Last Supper” Eucharist
with Washing of Feet
Good Friday
(29 March)
10:30amThe Passion (from St Clement’s)
2:30pmGood Friday Liturgy
Holy Saturday
(30 March)
7:30pmThe Vigil
Easter Sunday
(31 March)
8amHoly Communion (BCP)
10amEaster Eucharist with the
Renewal of Baptismal
Promises

On Palm Sunday, Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey. It was like the grand arrival of a
new king… but within days, he would be tried and executed. Our Palm Sunday service begins
with a procession to remember this triumphal arrival, and retells the story of the days that
followed.
Stations of the Cross – retracing Jesus’ painful last days in a series of meditations and
prayers
Compline – a short, quiet service of prayer, said by many Christians at the end of every day
Tenebrae – An informal service of prayers, reflections and music which culminates in the
extinguishing of candles as a way of remembering the death of Jesus
Maundy Thursday – At his “Last Supper” with his disciples, Jesus washed their feet as a
gesture of service and humility. We recollect this event with a service including the symbolic
washing of feet and the sharing of Holy Communion. At the end of the service all the
decorations are removed from the church to express the bleakness of the last hours before the
crucifixion.
Good Friday – An Old Town tradition: the trial and crucifixion of Jesus are reenacted along
the High Street. (Begins at St Clement’s at 10am)
Jesus’ death at around 3 o’clock in the aոernoon is remembered in a short, simple service of
Holy Communion.
Holy Saturday – In the darkness and loneliness leո by Jesus’ death, a fire is lit to symbolise
watchful waiting. 5 readings from scripture remind us of God’s promises as the hope of life
aոer death begins to grow.
Easter Sunday – The tomb is found to be empty. Today, Christians around the world
celebrate the joy of the disciples at seeing Jesus, who had risen from the dead. The Easter
Eucharist includes the lighting of the Easter Candle, and the renewal of the promises of faith
which are made when Christians are baptised