Easter Services

At this very special time of year, we have decided to publish this note of the relevant services. It will be up-dated as new events are organised or notified to us.


Two separate celebrations of the Passion are held during Holy Week:-

Good Friday


St Matthew’s version is read during Mass on Palm Sunday, 09 April;

The Passion according to St John is read at the Good Friday Liturgy at 15:00 on 14 April. 


Among the other events are:-

Tuesday 11 April, at 19:00; the Chrism Mass will be celebrated in St John’s Cathedral, Norwich.


maundy_thursday_01Maundy Thursday, 13 April, at 19:00; the Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated in St Benet’s.  

Mass will be followed by prayer with the Blessed Sacrament in the Lady Chapel until midnight.


Good Friday, 14 April, at 10.30  Stations of the Cross will be said  in St Benet’s;

This will be followed by the ecumenical Walk of Witness from Kilbrack to the centre of town between 11.30 and midday.

The Passion according to St John is read at the Good Friday Liturgy at 15:00. 


Holy Saturday, 15 April, there will be Morning Prayer at 10:00  (There will be no Mass);

Confessions will be heard throughout the day – by appointment.

OEastern Saturday evening, the Easter Vigil, – during which Colin and Nikki Childs will be received into the Church and confirmed – begins in St Benet’s at 20:00.

On Easter Sunday, 16 April, Mass will be celebrated at OLPS (Gillingham) at 08:00 and at St Benet’s at 10:30.

Please note that there will be no evening Mass on Easter Sunday.

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