Holy Week and Easter Events
Monday 30th March
7.00pm Spendmore Lane
Tuesday 31st March
Wednesday 1st April
Maunday Thursday 2nd April
7.00pm Holy Communion Eccleston
7.30pm Holy Communion Midge Hall
Good Friday 3rd April
10.30am Spendmore Lane
Easter Sunday 5th April
9.00am Easter Communion and breakfast Eccleston
9.30am Easter Sunday breakfast Spendmore Lane
A message from Deacon Ellen
I am writing this as we approach Holy Week and I always find that there are many of us (me included sometimes) who like to celebrate Palm Sunday and then skip to Easter missing out all the hard bits in between. But every time I do that I find that Easter makes no sense. Without the events of Holy Week, Palm Sunday, the confrontations, the Last Supper, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Arrest, the Trial and the Crucifixion of Good Friday, Easter doesn’t make any sense. You have to have the sorrow in order to understand the joy. Joy is always tempered by sorrow and, in some ways, you cannot have one without the other.
We need the joy of Palm Sunday because it sustains us to understand the sorrow of Friday. We need the meek and humble king because it reminds us that God often surprises us and turns our expectations on their head. We need the Last Supper because through it we understand Jesus’ purpose for us as church. We need the suffering of Good Friday because without the sacrifice the resurrection means nothing. We need the joy and the sorrow.
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Good Friday Passion Play
' is a passion play by Riding Lights Theatre Company. It is touring nationally and Pendle Methodist Circuit have made it possible for you to grab a chance to see them at Colne. It is an opportunity not to be missed and the journey from these parts to Colne is relatively easy on the M65.
'Inheritance' is a communal experience of theatre and worship. The performance provides an opportunity to reflect on Christ’s Passion and space for the audience to make their own response at the foot of the Cross.'
Go to Riding Lights to see a preview of the performance.
Good Friday 3rd April at 7.30pm
Pendle Hippodrome, New Market Street, Colne BB8 8BJ
Tickets £8 Students £4
Available from: Shirley Godfrey Tel:01282 812531
Or Box Office at Pendle Hippodrome
When Stephen Wadge heard that Eccleston Methodist Church needed funds for renovations he knew what to do. Stephen set off on a sponsored walk last September round the whole of the Chorley and Leyland Methodist Circuit. He took a 'selfie' at every church. Here he is returning to Eccleston. Click "Read more..." below to see more pictures and how much he raised.