Lent Groups & Holy Week, 2024

To mark the start of Lent, on Ash Wednesday, 14th February, we held a reflective Communion Service.

Lent Groups will be held in the Choir Vestry on Wednesdays 21st & 28th February, 13th & 20th March, 7.30pm-9pm

Lenore, Roddy, Janet and Rev Sue Whitehouse will be leading them and the format will be similar to that of last year….quiet opening and closing prayers, Bible passages for reflection and discussions in small groups, and at 8.30pm refreshments and the opportunity to chat and get to know each other.

We shall explore the themes raised in the Book of Micah Chapter 6 verse 8…. “What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with your God?”

All are welcome! Each session is complete in itself so you can come to as many or as few sessions as you are able. Do just turn up but, if you know in advance that you hope to come, it would be helpful if you could tell one of us so that we know about how many leaflets to print!

Palm Sunday, 24th March, 9am (said) 10.45am (sung) Services of Holy Communion celebrating the arrival of Jesus into Jerusalem. It reminds Christians of the wish to welcome Jesus into our hearts, and the willingness to follow him.

Maundy Thursday, 28th March, 7.30pm: A reflective service of Holy Communion, commemorating Jesus’s institution of the Eucharist during the Last Supper. Deriving from the Latin word ‘mandatum’ (command), the word ‘Maundy’ reflects on the words Jesus spoke, which are written in John 13: 34; ‘A new commandment I give unto you, that you love one another as I have loved you’. It ends in silence with the stripping of the Altar

Good Friday Meditation, 29th March, 7.30pm: The St Peter’s choir is singing Olivet to Calvary by J. H. Maunder. A Meditation with congregational hymns, recalling some of the incidents in the last days of the Saviour’s life on earth.

Easter Day, 31st March: 9am & 10.45am: Services of Holy Communion celebrating the Risen Lord; 6.30pm: Choral Evensong

For more information, please email the office: office@stpetersedinburgh.org