The Church of England in Saddleworth

The Church of England in Saddleworth worships God revealed to us in Jesus Christ. We welcome all who seek God, regardless of race, age, gender, or sexual orientation. We affirm that the Church's mission, in obedience with Holy Scripture is to proclaim the unfailing love of God in every generation. We are a team of nine churches serving our community through prayer and friendship.

Lent, Holy Week and Easter

Lent Courses

The Churches Together in Saddleworth (CTiS) Lent Course for 2018 will be based on a book entitled “40 Stories of Hope - How Faith Changed Prisoners’ Lives” (ISBN-13: 978-1782597599). This recommended book costs £2.

There are to be five sessions starting week beginning 18th February:

Tuesdays from 2:00pm to 3:30pm at St Mary Greenfield;
Wednesdays from 7:45pm to 9:15pm at St Anne Lydgate;
Thursdays from 2:00pm to 3:30pm at Delph Methodist Church;
Thursdays from 7:30pm to 9:00pm at The Sacred Heart Centre, Uppermill.

Please feel free to visit any venue, depending on diary engagements.



Services during Holy Week and Easter Day

Monday of Holy Week - 26th March

7:30pm    Holy Trinity Dobcross - Riding Lights’ “the People’s Passion” 

Maundy Thursday - 29th March

7:00pm    St Thomas Delph - ‘Seder’ Meal  ‘Seder’ Meal
7:00pm    Christ Church Denshaw - Maundy Eucharist
7:00pm    Holy Trinity Dobcross - Agape Meal
7:30pm    St Mary Greenfield - Holy Communion with Washing of Feet
7:30pm    St Anne Lydgate - Last Supper and Washing of Feet followed by a vigil (Joint Service with Christ Church Friezland)
7:00pm    St Chad Saddleworth - Kilngreen - Last Supper and Washing of Feet
10:00pm  St Chad Saddleworth - Parish Church - Gethsemane Watch (10:00pm until 12 midnight)

Good Friday - 30th March

10:30am    St Thomas Delph - Joint Service at Delph Methodist
11:00am    Christ Church Denshaw - Reflections for Good Friday
10:30am    Holy Trinity Dobcross - Meditation
10:00am    Christ Church Friezland - Devotion and Veneration of the Cross
10:30am    St Mary Greenfield - Service of Hymns, Prayers, Readings and Meditation
10:00am    St Anne Lydgate - Meditations for Good Friday
12 noon     St Chad Saddleworth - Parish Church - At the foot of the cross (prayers, music and readings)
2:15pm      Uppermill Methodist Church - CTiS ‘Walk of Witness’

Easter Eve - 31st March

8:00pm     St Mary Greenfield - Easter Vigil

Easter Day - 1st April

6:00am     The Roebuck Strinesdale - Dawn Eucharist
8:00am      St Thomas Delph - Holy Communion (said)
10:30am                                        - Holy Communion
10:30am   Christ Church Denshaw - Holy Communion (BCP)
10:00am   Holy Trinity Dobcross - Easter Day Eucharist (breakfast at 9:00am in Narthex)
9:30am     Christ Church Friezland - Eucharist (CW) 
10:30am   St Mary Greenfield - Holy Communion for all the family
8:00am     St Anne Lydgate - Holy Communion
11:00am                                     - Sung Eucharist (CW)
11:00am   St Chad Saddleworth - Parish Church - Family Eucharist joint with the Parish Centre
                     St Chad Saddleworth - Parish Centre -   No Service at the Parish Centre
9:30am      St Chad Saddleworth - Kilngreen - Family Eucharist

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