Lent @ St Andrew’s

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Lent is the period of 6 weeks before Easter Sunday, a period in which Christians reflect on our faith, wrestle with our questions and doubts, and think on why Jesus came and what he has done for us. You are very welcome to join us at any of our events. There is a leaflet to download here.

Check these out -

Special events
Children & young people
Palm Sunday
Holy Week

And for Easter Sunday events, see our Easter page, coming soon!

Special events

Get together with family, friends and neighbours to mark the journey of Lent

Ash Wednesday Communion 6 March 7.30 pm

Mark the start of Lent with a sung communion
Traditional anointing with ash for those who want it

Lent lunches

Get together for lunch with neighbours from across the area
Raise money for charity
12 noon to 2 pm, except St Andrew's

15 March    All Saints, Little Shelford
22 March    St Andrew, Stapleford, at 12.30 pm in the Johnson Hall
29 March    St Mary, Great Shelford
5 April         Free Chuch, Great Shelford

Friday Complines

8.45 pm on 15, 22 & 29 March, and 5 & 12 April
Short said services to mark the end of each week
Treat yourself to a break from the busyness of life

Mothering Sunday All Age Communion

9.45 am 31 March
Give thanks for mothers and motherhood
Joyful celebration with the distribution of posies
Come and try some traditional Simnel cake

Children & young people

They need space to think too!

Messy Church

9.45 am Sunday 17 March in the Johnson Hall

Mothering Saturday

2.30 to 4.30 pm Saturday 30 March in church
Crafts, cake and fun for all 
Help to make the Mothering Sunday posies

Messy Communion

9.45 am Sunday 7 April in church
Something new for us - informal, fun-filled, family-friendly Communion

Junior Church

9.45 am on Sundays during services on 10, 24 March and 14 April

Palm Sunday

9.45 am 14 April Palm Sunday communion
Children join the procession from the vicarage, then on to Junior Church

All Age services

9.45 am on Mothering Sunday, 7 April Messy Communion, and Easter Sunday

Good Friday

10 to 11.30 am 19 April
Children's activities in the church and churchyard

Youth groups

And don't forget all our regular youth groups
See calendar for more details
Or contact our youth worker Zac Britton

A-Group-With-No-Name: Yrs 9-11 Thursdays 4.30 to 6 pm
Friday Youth Club: Yrs 6-8 Fridays 3.30 to 5 pm
Another-Group-That-Needs-A-Name: Yrs 5-7 second Sunday each month 4 to 5.30 pm 
Explore: Yrs 8-11 Sundays 5.30 to 7 pm

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is the day on which we commemorate Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem at the start of the week that would end in his humiliation and death. It is a bitter sweet day, which we mark with a morning procession & service, and an evening concert

Palm Sunday Communion

9.45 am 14 April 
Procession from the vicarage to the church
Service featuring a truly moving dramatized reading of St Luke’s account of the Passion of Christ

Faure's Requiem

6.30 pm 14 April
Beautiful piece for choir, soprano and baritone soloists, organ & instrumental ensemble
Free entry

Soprano - Susannah Hill • Baritone - Christopher Holliday
St Andrew’s Choir • Director - John Clenaghan • Organ - Brian Watkins

Holy Week

From Palm Sunday to Easter Day we remember the events in Jerusalem that led to Jesus’ arrest, condemnation and death

Holy Week Complines

8.45 pm on 15, 16, 17 April in church
Short said services
Prayer, readings and reflection marking this holiest of weeks

Maundy Thursday Communion

7.30 pm 18 April 7.30 pm
Traditional sung communion
Remembering the Last Supper
Foot washing for those who want to take part

Good Friday at the Cross

12 noon to 2 pm 19 April
Service of readings, prayers and meditation
Time to reflect on Christ’s death and victory

Holy Saturday Vigil Service

8 pm 20 April 8 pm
Quirky traditional service
Follows the events of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday
Celebrate as the light and life come back into the church