Holy Week and Easter Services

The Journey of Holy Week


This year Bishop Alastair has asked if he may come and share part of our Holy Week journey. His chosen title for four Holy Week reflections is


Jesus and the Crowds: Mass Society and Salvation


Within the context of Taizé Prayer and singing supported by our choir, these evenings promise to be times of

spiritual nourishment as we begin the final stage

of the journey to the Cross and Resurrection.


6.00pm 20th March (Palm Sunday) St Edmund’s

Popularity and Prophecy – the Joy of Salvation


7.00pm 21st March (Monday) St Osmund’s

Perfume and the Poor – the Smell of Salvation


7.00pm 22nd March (Tuesday) St Osmund’s

Grain and Glory – the Cost of Salvation


7.00pm 23rd March (Wednesday) St Edmund’s

Blindness and Believing – the Mystery of Salvation


The Triduum

The three days of Christ’s Passion, Crucifixion and Lying in the Tomb are known as the Triduum.

The worship forms one complete liturgy to take us on the final journey with Jesus to the Cross and ultimate triumph over the Cross in his glorious Resurrection.

The symbolism of a continuous liturgical journey is reflected in there being no Blessing or Dismissal at the end of each service or welcome at the beginning of the next until we arrive at Easter Sunday. The worship is also highly symbolic in representing important themes of

abandonment, service, darkness and light.


Maundy Thursday

Chrism Eucharist at Derby Cathedral

7.30pm Eucharist of The Last Supper with Footwashing and Watch St Osmund’s

7.30pm Eucharist of The Last Supper with Footwashing and Watch St Edmund’s


Good Friday

12.00pm Stations of the Cross St Edmund’s

2.00pm The Last Hour St Edmund’s

2.00pm The Last Hour St Osmund’s

The last Hour service invites us through hymns, psalms and prayers to journey the last hour with Jesus on the cross.

6.00pm Tenebrae St Osmund’s

Tenebrae is the Latin word for shadows or darkness. The purpose of a Tenebrae service is to recreate the

emotional aspects of the passion story.


Holy Saturday

6.00pm Service of Light St Edmund’s

A coming together in vigil and prayer focused upon the lighting of the Easter Candle and renewal of Baptismal Vows.


Easter Day

Eucharists of Light to celebrate the Resurrection of


!0.00am at St Osmund’s and St Edmund’s

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