Holy Week and Easter 2020

April 2 2020
Easter cross and sky

Holy Week and Easter this year are going to be very different for us all. The current Coronavirus crisis means that we need to stay at home and remain safe. We won’t be able to visit our usual places of worship in person, sing some of our favourite hymns together or share our chocolate eggs with friends on Easter Sunday.

Churches Together in Cheadle Hulme usually mark Easter with an open-air service in Oak Meadow. This year, because of the pandemic, we have had to cancel it. However, we still wanted to mark Holy Week and Easter. Therefore, we have commissioned a series of short acts of reflection and worship by the clergy in our member churches. Where and when you can watch or listen to each is listed below. Please feel free to invite friends, family and neighbours to share them.

DateClergy memberWhere to listen/watch
Palm Sunday
5 April
Revd Janet Owens
All Saints (C of E)
Listen on the All Saints website

On Facebook and on YouTube from 10 am on Sunday 5 April.
Maundy Thursday
9 April
Fr Chris McCurry
St Ann’s Roman Catholic Church
On Facebook and on YouTube from
6 pm on Thursday 9 April
Good Friday
10 April
Revd Philip Peacock
Cheadle Hulme Methodist Church
On Facebook and on YouTube from
12 noon on Friday 10 April
Easter Sunday
12 April
Revd Dr Ruth Gouldbourne
Grove Lane Baptist Church
On Facebook and on YouTube from 10 am on Sunday 12 April

Easter is the most significant event in the Christian calendar. It is when we remember Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection three days later. Jesus’ sacrifice and his rising from the dead are central to God’s relationship with all of us.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” John 3 v16.

Happy Easter from the whole team at CTCH