Easter is one of the busiest periods in the Christian calendar, and St Luke’s will be buzzing with activity over the bank holiday weekend. Events kick off on 28 March, with a Maundy Thursday supper at 8pm. We’ll gather to share a Middle Eastern themed meal together, followed by a short meditation and table communion. This commemorates the ‘last supper’ and sets the tone for the rest of the Easter weekend. Food is provided but there will be an opportunity to contribute toward the meal if you wish. You may also like to bring a bottle.
Good Friday meditations at 12 noon will be a reflective one-hour service, when we’ll be using a series of stations to ponder the question ‘Who is my neighbour?’. ‘Stations’ are artwork or installations created by different members of the congregation, curated by artist and St Luker, Meg Wroe. Expect lots of creativity and variety from our talented friends, to help you in your contemplations.
On Saturday 30 March, we’ll be gathering at 11.15pm for the most dramatic service of the year. The St Luke’s Easter vigil of fire and midnight mass combines darkness, fire and light to meditate on the dark hours after Christ’s death, followed by his glorious rising.
Easter Sunday will include our regular 9.15am quiet service, followed by a family Easter celebration service at 11am, when there will also be activities for the kids.
Finally, on Easter Monday, our resident community choir, Vox Holloway, will be delighting us with a programme of old and new spirituals. The concert celebrates the history of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, the first all-black choir in America, made up of former slaves. Proceeds will go to the Not For Sale campaign, which works to end modern slavery and people trafficking. The concert kicks off at 8pm, and tickets cost £12 (£5 concessions). You can find out more about the concert on the Vox Holloway page on this website.
Whether you’re a regular at St Luke’s, an occasional visitor or have never joined us before, we’d be delighted to welcome you to any of our Easter events.