Palm Sunday 2018 falls on Sunday 24th March. We have a full range of services throughout the Parish of Llantwit Major.

Palm Sunday is the day on which Christians remember Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem, and the start of Holy Week leading to his crucifixion on the following (Good) Friday. Holy Week contains Maundy Thursday, where we remember the original bread and wine shared between Jesus and his friends. After that last supper, Jesus was betrayed by Judas, taken away, tried and executed. He died on Good Friday…and rose again on Easter Sunday.

Here in Llantwit Major, you’re very welcome to join us for our services:

Palm Sunday, 24th March 2018

0815 – Holy Eucharist (bread and wine) in St Illtud’s Llantwit Major
0930 – Holy Eucharist in Monknash
0930 – Holy Eucharist in Llanmihangel
1000 – Holy Eucharist in St Illtud’s Llantwit Major
1100 – Holy Eucharist in St Athan
1100 – Celtic Worship in Wick
1100 – Holy Eucharist in Llanmaes
1115 – Prayer & Praise in St Donats
1800 – Holy Eucharist in St Illtud’s Llantwit Major

On Palm Sunday, we receive small crosses made from palm leaves (see the photo, above). These remind us of the crowds welcoming Jesus to Jerusalem, who waved palm branches and spread their coats on the road, to welcome the “king”. Just a few days later, these same people were shouting for Jesus to be crucified.

We have some palm trees in the churchyard at St Illtud’s – can you see them in any of the photos on this site? They’re looking slightly elderly, but they’re there.

Join us this Holy Week, and find out why Good Friday is not the end for Jesus, but just the beginning of the story of the risen Christ.