Holy Week and Easter


You will be made very welcome at our services and events for Holy Week and Easter.

If we may be of assistance, please contact the Vicar, the Rev’d Tim Day.

Services and events confirmed to date are shown below. Further information will follow.

Sunday 25 March 2018

Palm Sunday Procession and Eucharist at St Michael’s, Thurmaston – 11.15am

Wednesday 28 March 2018

Holy Week Messy Church event – details to follow – 2pm to 4pm

Service of Prayer and Reflection for Lent – with Bible readings, music, meditation, and time for quiet reflection. All are welcome at this service, which will last for around forty minutes. From 7.30pm (please note later start time).

Friday 30 March 2018

Leicester @ the Cross – This year Leicester @ the Cross will take the form of a journey, with three different stages set up one in Cathedral Gardens, one in the new Market Square and one at Humberstone Gate with processions of actors, musicians and the public between each of the locations. From 10.00am “The Garden of Gethsemane” in Cathedral Gardens; from 10.30am “The Trial of Jesus” in Market Square; and from 11.00am “The Crucifixion and Resurrection” in Humberstone Gate. All welcome. Further details on the Diocese of Leicester website.

Saturday 31 March 2018 – Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday Pilgrimage with The Fosse Team of churches – a group will be walking along the riverside to St Mary de Castro Church in Leicester. We will set off at 10.00am from Thurmaston Old School on Melton Road, Thurmaston – just opposite St Michael’s, Thurmaston. There is plenty of room to leave your car in the car park. We return by bus, but you could always arrange for someone to meet you in Leicester to bring you home. The walk is easy and level; around five miles, and we have taken children in buggies and on foot. You will need to wear suitable shoes, and bring with you: a picnic lunch; a stone – small enough to carry in your pocket, big enough to know that it’s there; money for the bus fare back or your bus pass. There will be time along the way to stop, look, listen, pray – and eat our lunch. We expect to arrive at St Mary de Castro at about 1.00pm. We will be welcomed with hot-cross buns and there will be a short service to mark the end of our journey. (Note that we will not be serving hot drinks at St Mary de Castro this year). Everyone is very welcome to come along. Please contact the Vicar or ask at church for more information.

Sunday 1 April 2018 – EASTER SUNDAY

Sunrise Service at the rear of Thurmaston Old School – 6.30am

Easter Sunday Eucharist at St Michael’s, Thurmaston – 11.15am