CHURCHES in the Gazette area are preparing to celebrate Easter. Our thanks to churches who have contributed to the details below. They extend a warm welcome to all to join them.
All Saints (Church of England), Wick Street, Wick:
Maundy Thursday (April 2), communion and watch, 7.30pm, Good Friday (April 3), worship and meditation 11.30am to 12.30pm, Easter Sunday (April 5) communion service, 10am.
Arun Community Church:
Maundy Thursday, communion service, 7-8pm at the Wickbourne Centre, in Clun Road, Wick, Good Friday, a reflective journey of Jesus on the cross, through the use of art, music and creativity (some elements may not be suitable for children under 12), Wickbourne Centre, 6.30-8pm, and 8-9.30pm, Easter Sunday, meeting, 10.30am, The Littlehampton Academy, Fitzalan Road.
Littlehampton Baptist Church, Fitzalan Road:
Maundy Thursday, communion, 7.30pm. Easter Sunday, sunrise service by the coast guard tower, on the seafront, followed 10am service at the church.
Parkside Evangelical Church, St Floras Road:
Maundy Thursday, service 7.30pm, Easter Sunday celebration, 10.30am, Easter Sunday mass, 6.30pm.
St Catherine’s (Roman Catholic), Beach Road:
Good Friday, celebration of the Lord’s Passion, 3pm, Holy Saturday (April 4), blessing of first fruits, 11am, Easter Vigil and first mass of Easter, 8:00pm. Easter Sunday mass, 11am.
St James the Great (CE), East Ham Road:
Maundy Thursday, mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7.30pm, Good Friday, Children’s workshop, 10am to noon, Stations of the Cross, 1.30pm, the Passion of the Lord 2pm, Holy Saturday, vigil, 7:30pm, Easter Sunday, family service, 10:30am.
St Joseph’s Convent (Catholic), East Street:
Thursday, evening mass of the Lord’s Supper, 6.30pm, Good Friday, Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, 3pm, stations of the cross, 7pm, Easter Sunday, open mass, 10.30am.
St Mary’s (CE), in Church Street:
Maundy Thursday, mass of the Lord’s Supper, 8pm, followed by watch at midnight; Good Friday, stations of the cross for children, 10am, meditation, noon, stations of the cross, 1pm, liturgy of the Passion, 2pm; Holy Saturday, vigil and first mass, 8.30pm; Easter Sunday, eucharist, 8am, parish eucharist, 10am, evening prayer and benediction, 6pm;
Society of Friends (Quakers), Church Street:
Easter Sunday, meeting for worship, 10.30am.
Littlehampton United Church (URC/Methodist), High Street:
Maundy Thursday, supper, readings and meditation. 6pm (jointly with Felpham Methodist Church) at The Methodist Church, Felpham; Good Friday, meditation and prayer, with optional walk of witness, 10am; Easter Sunday, celebration and communion, 10.30am.
St Mary Magdalene’s, Church Lane:
Maundy Thursday, commemoration of the Last Supper, 7.30pm; Good Friday, way of the cross, 2pm; Easter Saturday, craft morning for youngsters; Easter Sunday, communion, 8am, family communion, 11am.