Holy Week precedes the celebrations of Easter Sunday. For Christians, this is a time of reflection and preparation, as we journey with Jesus towards the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday, his crucifixion on Good Friday and his rising to life again on Easter Sunday.

You’re welcome to join us for any of the events below:

Monday 15th April, 2019
12:00 Holy Hour in St James’ Wick
19:00 Compline and Talk, All Saints, Southerndown

Tuesday 16th
10:00 Holy Eucharist, Llanmaes
19:00 Compline and Talk, All Saints, Southerndown

Wednesday 17th
10:00 Holy Eucharist, St Illtud’s, Llantwit Major
10:00 Holy Eucharist, St Tathan, St Athan
19:00 Holy Eucharist, St Bridget’s, St Brides Major

Maundy Thursday, 18th
The worship in St Illtud’s 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, remembering that Jesus asked his disciples to wait, watch and pray, the night before he was crucified.
10:00 Chrism Mass, Llandaff Cathedral
19:00 Holy Eucharist, Ewenny Priory
20:00 Holy Eucharist and Foot Washing, St Illtud’s, Llantwit Major,
followed by the Watch of the Passion until 22:00

Good Friday, 19th
On Good Friday, the drama begins in earnest! The various services remember the Way of the Cross – the journey of Jesus from his trial to his death on the cross. As we stop along the way at ‘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 of the 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.
10:00 Good Friday Worship for Families, St Illtud’s, Llantwit Major
10:00 Children’s Event at the Gathering Place, St Athan
10:00 Stations of the Cross, Wick
10:00 Good Friday Worship, St Donats
13:30 Good Friday Liturgy, St Illtud’s, Llantwit Major
14:00 An Hour at the Cross, St Bridget’s, St Brides Major
14:00 ‘Walk of Witness’, starting at the Gathering Place, St Athan

Holy Saturday, 20th April
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 risen from the dead!
20:00 The Easter Vigil, St Illtud’s, Llantwit Major

Easter Day, Sunday 21st April, 2019
Easter is a celebration of God’s love for the world. Our churches are filled with flower and our worship reflects s message of hope and good news to the whole world: Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
08:15 Holy Eucharist, St Illtud’s, Llantwit Major
08:30 Holy Eucharist, All Saints, Southerndown
09:30 Holy Eucharist, Ewenny Priory
09:30 Holy Eucharist, Gileston
09:30 Holy Eucharist, Marcross
09:30 Holy Eucharist, Llanmihangel
10:00 Holy Eucharist, St Illtud’s, Llantwit Major
11:00 Holy Eucharist, Llanmaes
11:00 Holy Eucharist, St Bridget’s, St Brides Major
11:00 Holy Eucharist, St Tathan, St Athan
11:00 Holy Eucharist, St James’, Wick
11:15 Holy Eucharist, St Donats
18:00 Holy Eucharist, St Illtud’s, Llantwit Major
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