Holy Week 2020

Holy Week 2020 in the Parish of Teme Valley South

Message from Rev Julia

We will not be able to gather to celebrate Holy Week across Teme Valley South in our usual way. As you will know our churches are closed for public worship and private prayer at the moment. God calls us to do a new thing. So we are thinking. praying and worshipping differently, and I attach a booklet (below) with resources for the week for you follow and walk together with myself and the other ministers, should you wish to.

Holy Week 2020 Prayers and Resources

In the coming week there will be updates on Teme Valley South Churches Facebook Page, including videos from Robert. Sally. I plan to live stream Palm Sunday and The Dawn Service on Easter Day. We will also pray according to our current schedule on this link - so join us in spirit or by Zoom.
(if you are not getting sound on any of these videos hover your mouse over the bottom of the screen and you should see the progress bar and at the end a speaker symbol with an X against it - click this and you should switch the sound on)
If you wish to get creative (and not just the kids) make a cross or an Easter Garden one idea is here
https://www.chpublishing.co.uk/media/35898/action_41_make_an_easter_garden.pdf . Send me a photo or email of what you are doing and with your permission I can share them.
We are an Easter people - 
  • Shedding tears we called are to walk the way of the cross with Christ (and no week will this be more poignant for our nation than this coming Holy Week).
We are an Easter people -
  • With smiles and laughter we are called to proclaim hope in the risen Christ, to sing his praises and to bless and love our neighbour. 
May you be blessed by your 2020 Holy Week however you chose to mark it, and may the Holy Spirit saturate your soul, and comfort and strengthen you in the coming days.
Yours in Christ
PS The Diocese are offering the following events online via the Worcester Cathedral Facebook Page for Holy Week and Easter:

8.30am daily – worship from the Cathedral clergy including:

  • Palm Sunday: Eucharist with the Dean including blessing of Palms
  • Easter Day: Eucharist with Bishop John including a renewal of baptismal vows

11am daily (except Mon 6 April) – Short reflection

  • Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday & Easter Sunday: Bishop John
  • Monday 6 April: Short film online with both Bishops in place of the Chrism Eucharist.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday & Holy Saturday: Bishop Martin

6.30pm daily - Short music recital live-streamed from the Cathedral (on the Cathedal Facebook page)

Maundy Thursday: 8.30pm Eucharist led by the Dean with watch before the blessed sacrament.

Easter Day: Easter message from Bishop John.

Sermon podcasts will also be available for Palm Sunday (from the Dean) and Easter Day (from Bishop Martin)