St John's Church, Chelford
Sunday 4th March
11.00am Worship for All at Chelford School
Sunday 11th March
8am BCP Communion
10am Holy Communion
Sunday 18th March
10am Morning Praise
Sunday 25th March PALM SUNDAY
11am Holy Communion
Thursday 29th March MAUNDY THURSDAY
7.30pm Holy Communion
Friday 30th March GOOD FRIDAY
10am Reflective Benefice Service at MARTHALL
2pm Stations of the Cross Benefice Service at CHELFORD
Sunday 1st April
11.00am EASTER COMMUNION
LENT SERVICES Please Join us at the following Churches all at 7.30pm
7th March at Siddington
Rev. Fiona Robinson
14th March at Chelford
Rev. Ian Arch
21st March at Hulme Walfield Communion Service
Rev. Gerri Tetzlaff
All followed by light refreshments
In March we usually begin to see spring really taking a hold and I hope that is the case this year. Waiting for the clocks to spring forward is always something that I look forward to. The days lengthen and we know that new life is coming up all round us in the natural world.
A month ago we had our Plough Services around the area — a traditional time of preparation for the season's crops. A time when we ask God to prosper those involved in farming and providing our food. Something that we shouldn't take for granted. Now we watch and wait as those efforts begin to show signs of fruitfulness.
In the life of the church we celebrate Mothering Sunday and continue through Lent and on into Holy Week, beginning with Palm Sunday. Please do come and share with us in worshipping God as we celebrate in different ways. For some of these occasions we join together as a benefice:
#Maundy Thursday — 29th March
7.30pm at St John's, Chelford — a solemn service of Holy Communion, when we bring to mind the Last Supper (the night before Jesus' death); with hand washing and the Stripping of the Sanctuary.
#Good Friday — 30th March
10.00am at All Saints, Marthall — a reflective service as we contemplate the Cross.
2.00pm at St John's, Chelford — Stations of the Cross — looking at the journey Jesus made to the cross and beyond.
#On Easter Day — 1st April
9.30am Easter Communion at All Saints, Marthall
11.00am Easter Communion at St John's, Chelford
11.30am Easter Communion by extension at St Peter's, Lower Withington
If you would like to join us for any of our services across the Benefice, you will find a warm welcome. Come as you are and simply be — joining in where you would like to or feel able to.
With kind regards
Revd Gerri Tetzlaff
Village Hall Bar Area
Village Hall Bar Area