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 2 April, when we’ll gather for a Maundy Thursday meal at 8pm. Food is provided but you’re invited to bring a bottle (‘With something in it, preferably – alcoholic or not,’ says vicar Dave). The meal will be followed by a brief meditation and table communion. It will be a relaxed and sociable evening, and an ideal opportunity to bring along friends (churchgoers or otherwise).
Good Friday meditations at 12 noon will be a short, reflective service, when we’ll be using a series of ‘stations’ to aid our contemplation. These are artworks or installations created by members of the congregation. This year, the theme is ‘Wind in our sails’ – the things that inspire us.
In the evening of Good Friday, at 7.30pm, Justin Butcher will be performing his latest play, The Devil’s Passion (or Easter In Hell) on the final night of its tour. You can learn more here: http://www.saintlukeschurch.org.uk/2015/03/17/the-devils-passion-at-st-lukes/
On Saturday 4 April, we’ll gather at 11.15pm for the most dramatic service of the year. The St Luke’s Easter vigil of fire (midnight mass) uses darkness, fire and light to meditate on the dark hours after Christ’s death, followed by his glorious rising.
Finally, due to the midnight vigil, there won't be a 9.15am communion service on Easter Sunday. Our only service will be the family Easter celebration service at 11am, when there will also be activities for the kids.
Whether you’re a regular at St Luke’s, an occasional visitor or have never joined us before, we’ll be delighted to welcome you to any of our Easter events.