St Albans and Welwyn Methodist Circuit

Lent Services at St Albans City Centre Churches

St Albans City Centre Churches:

¨ SS Alban & Stephen Roman Catholic Church - 14 Beaconsfield Road, AL1 3RB
¨ Dagnall Street Baptist Church - 1 Cross Street, AL3 5EE
¨ Trinity United Reformed Church - 1 Beaconsfield Road, AL1 3RD
¨ St Peter’s Church of England - St Peter’s Street, AL1 3HG
¨ Marlborough Road Methodist Church - AL1 3XG
¨ Salvation Army - 16-18 Victoria Street , AL1 3JB

Palm Sunday – Sunday 25th March

8am                  St Peter’s Church - Holy Communion, a quieter said service in the traditional language of the Book of Common Prayer

8am                  SS Alban and Stephen - Mass (Palms blessed) 

9am                  United service at Sherwood Avenue Fields for blessing and distribution of palms (SS Alban and Stephen with St Mary’s CofE and Mashalswick Free Baptist Church followed by Mass at Marshalswick Mass Centre)

9.30am            St Peter’s Church - Holy Communion with choir and music, palm crosses and Bible readings 

9.30am            SS Alban and Stephen - Mass with special procession; weather permitting, meet at Loreto College (Beaconsfield Road) at 9.20am

10am               Trinity United Reformed Church - worship 

10.30am          Marlborough Road Methodist Church - worship 

10.30am          Salvation Army - worship

11.15am          St Peter’s Church - Choral Matins, a traditional service with beautiful choral music. 

11.30am          SS Alban and Stephen - Mass (Palms blessed)

6.30pm            St Peter’s Church - Choral Evensong, a service led by the choir.

7pm                 SS Alban and Stephen - Mass (Palms blessed)


Holy Week

Tuesday 27th March
1pm                 St Peter’s Church - Midweek Holy Communion, a quiet half hour said service
7pm                 Salvation Army – Lent reflection

Wednesday 28th March
8pm                 St Peter’s Church – Sung Compline, a Choir led reflective service 

Maundy Thursday – 29th March
7pm                 Trinity URC - Agape meal leading into communion 
8pm                 St Peter’s Church - Holy Communion (United with Marlborough Road Methodist Church) 
8pm                 Dagnall Street Baptist Church - Communion Service 
8pm                 SS Alban and Stephen Mass of the Last Supper in church, including washing of feet and Commissioning of Ministers of the Eucharist; Altar of Repose remains open until midnight for quiet prayer.

Good Friday – 30th March
10-11.30am    St Peter’s Church - Messy Church, activities including craft, music, stories and prayers for all ages. 
10.15am          Dagnall Street Baptist Church
10.30am          Marlborough Road Methodist Church - Worship for Good Friday - United service with the Church of God of Prophecy, including Junior Church
10.30am          Salvation Army Worship
12noon           SS Alban and Stephen - Stations of the Cross for Children
12noon-2pm St Peter’s Church - Meditations at the Cross.  Choral music for Good Friday, with hymns, words and reflections.
2–3pm             St Peter’s Church - Walking the Way of the Cross
3pm                 SS Alban and Stephen - Liturgy of the Passion 
6.30pm            St Peter’s Church Choral Evensong

Good Friday

7.15pm Walk of Witness carrying the Cross, from SS Alban & Stephen Church to the Cathedralwe will witness to our faith by walking behind a large, wooden Cross which will become the centrepiece of the following Service. Others will arrive at the Abbey where they will await the arrival of the Walk of Witness.

8pm Unity at the Cross Service at the Cathedral This is one occasion at a Major Church Festival where one of our member churches organises a Service on behalf of us all. We come together at the foot of The Cross to celebrate our Unity in Christ, won for us on the Cross. After what has been for many of us a long and busy day, this service offers an opportunity for rest, meditation and joint worship offered by others in the ancient setting of the Cathedral an Abbey Church dedicated to the Martyr after which our City was named. The Service will begin at 8pm and lasts approximately one hour.

Whether you join the Walk or come straight to the Abbey you are warmly invited to join us.