Easter Services

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Maundy Thursday (also known as Holy Thursday, Covenant Thursday, Great and Holy Thursday, Sheer Thursday, and Thursday of Mysteries) is the Christian holy day falling on the Thursday before Easter. It commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles as described in the Canonical gospels. It is the fifth day of Holy Week, and is preceded by Holy Wednesday and followed by Good Friday.

The date is always between 19 March and 22 April inclusive, but these dates fall on different days depending on whether the Gregorian or Julian calendar is used liturgically. The liturgy held on the evening of Maundy Thursday initiates the Easter Triduum, the period which commemorates the passion, death, and resurrection of Christ; this period includes Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and ends on the evening of Easter.

The Mass or service of worship is normally celebrated in the evening on Maundy Thursday. This is the case for us here at Christ Church as we usually hold our service (which also forms the last session of our Lent course) from 8 – 9.30pm and will include a meal.


On Good Friday, Churches Together in Brentwood Walk of Witness beginning with a brief act of worship at either St.Thomas’ Church or Brentwood Cathedral at 10.30am. The procession then goes through Brentwood High Street to the Chapel High Ruins and finishes at Brentwood URC church. We join members of all the other churches in Brentwood in this special annual tradition.

Good Friday Reflection Our joint benefice service is either here at Christ Church or St.Marys, Great Warley. The service is 12.00-3.00, with a hymn on the hour and half hour. The meditation will be marking each of the days of Jesus’ final week. Feel free to join or leave during the hymns.

Easter sunrise service and breakfast, this is at 7.45am on Easter Sunday, meeting in Warley Playing Fields (by the Cricket Pavilion) The Drive, Warley.
Cars can be parked at Christ Church – as afterwards we will come back to the church for breakfast.