Our church services and events in and around Llantwit Major during Holy Week 2018.

Palm Sunday was the start of Holy Week, leading to the crucifixion and death of Jesus on Good Friday. Join us at our churches in and around Llantwit Major as we journey together through Holy Week 2018.

Monday in Holy Week – 26th March 2018
1200 – Holy Hour in St James’, Wick
1900 – Healing Service in St Illtud’s, Llantwit Major
1900 – Healing Service in St Athan

Tuesday in Holy Week – 27th March 2018
1215 – Holy Eucharist (bread and wine) in St Illtud’s, Llantwit Major
1900 – Holy Eucharist in St Athan

Wednesday in Holy Week – 28th March 2018
1000 – Holy Eucharist in St Illtud’s, Llantwit Major
1000 – Holy Eucharist in St Athan

Maundy Thursday – 29th March 2018
1000 – Chrism Mass in Llandaff Cathedral
2000 – Bread, Wine and Foot Washing in St Illtud’s, Llantwit Major followed by the Watch of the Passion until 2200

The worship on Maundy Thursday remembers Jesus celebrating the Last Supper with his disciples, before he washed their feet, reminding them to serve one another. We spend some time at the end of the formal worship sitting quietly in the Galilee Chapel, remembering that Jesus asked his disciples to wait, watch and pray, the night before he was crucified.

Good Friday – 30th March 2018
1000 – Worship for Families in St Illtud’s, Llantwit Major
1000 – Children’s Event, Gathering Place, St Athan
1000 – Stations of the Cross in St James’, Wick
1000 – Good Friday Worship in St Donats
1400 – Good Friday Liturgy in St Athan
1330 – Good Friday Liturgy in St Illtud’s, Llantwit Major

On Good Friday, the drama begins in earnest. Our services, to which everyone is welcome, remember there Way of the Cross – the journey of Jesus from his trial to his death on the cross. As we stop along the way at the stations, we pause for a moment to remember the different people and events that took place.
The worship on Good Friday is stark, with little music and ceremony that we’re used to…but the message is stark. Jesus Christ gave his life on the cross, opening his arms in an embrace of love for the world.

Holy Saturday – 31st March 2018
2000 – The Easter Vigil in St Illtud’s, Llantwit Major

Holy Saturday sees the lighting of the Easter Candle, representing the Light of Christ bringing light to the whole world. Our worship moves from darkness to light, with music and celebration that Jesus Christ has risked from the dead!