St Paul's, The Hackett
'In Penitence and Faith'
Celebrating the Last Supper Jesus shared with his disciples and his arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane:
2.30pm, United Reformed Church, Communion Service led by Revd Stephen Lewis
7.30pm, Christ the King, Mass of the Last Supper
8pm, St Mary’s, Liturgy of Maundy Thursday, including foot washing and stripping of the altars.
9pm, St Mary’s, Watch till Midnight
Celebrating the sacrificial death of Jesus:
9.30am, Methodist Church, Good Friday Service
10.15am, Turnberries, TCT Walk of Witness
1pm, St Mary’s, Meditation with words and music
2pm, St Mary’s, Liturgy of Good Friday including veneration of the Cross
3pm, Christ the King, Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
6pm, Baptist Church, Good Friday Service
Turnberrie's Community Centre, Thornbury
We are assembling at Turnberrie’s Community Centre at 10.15am for a 10.30am start for the Walk of Witness through Thornbury.
Everyone is invited to participate in the Walk.
We will pause at Turnberrie’s for a reading and a prayer, and will follow the Crosses to the following stations in sequence:
1. Turnberrie’s Community Centre
2. United Reformed Church
3. St. Mary’s Centre – here we will have some songs, a prayer, a dramatic reading from “Open the Book” and will distribute Hot Cross Buns to shoppers.
4. Methodist Church
Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Methodist Church.
The Rock Street Car Park is nearby, but drivers must be aware of the time limits and parking requirements.
Thornbury Baptist Church
9am - 12 midday
Thornbury Baptist Church are running an Easter Big Breakfast to raise funds for local charities Krunch and Streetspace, both working with local young people.
There will be free soft play and craft - all welcome!
Christ The King Church, Thornbury
Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead:
6am, St Mary’s, Lighting of Easter Fire and Eucharist followed by breakfast
8am, St Mary’s, Eucharist
8.30am Christ the King, Easter Mass
9.15am, St Paul’s, All Age Eucharist, followed by Easter Egg Hunt
10am, Baptist Church Easter Sunday Celebration
10.30am, St Mary’s, All Age Eucharist followed by Easter Egg Hunt
11am, Christ the King, Easter Mass
11am, United Reformed Church, Communion Service led by Revd Stephen Lewis and Revd. Heather Pencavel
11am, Methodist Church, Easter Communion
3.30pm, St Mary’s, Choral Evensong
6.30pm, Baptist Church, Easter Sunday evening service
Thornbury Churches Together
If you would like to know more about Thornbury Churches Together please contact Kingsley Fullbrook (Chair) on 01454 412772 or by email: or Carole Howat (Secretary) on 01454 414105 or by email: .
About Thornbury Churches Together
Thornbury Churches Together is a group of churches covenanted together since 1989, and linked to Churches Together in Gloucestershire.
It is formed from representatives of the following churches (click on their names to visit their websites):
- Church of England (St Mary's and St Paul's, the Hackett)
- Roman Catholic (Christ the King)
- Thornbury Baptist Church
- Thornbury Methodist Church
- Thornbury United Reformed Church
- Society of Friends (Quakers)
- ngm, a music and mission community for young people
Thornbury Churches Together aims to draw the churches together in greater understanding and fellowship, to enable them to bear a harmonious witness to the community, and to give expression to their common faith and devotion.
It continues a previous "Association of Christian Churches in Thornbury", and has been pleased to welcome "ngm" as a closely associated group since their establishment in Thornbury.
We believe it is unusual, though probably not unique, that as many as seven denominations have been happy to covenant and continue to work together in one community.
Good Friday Procession of Witness
Thornbury Churches Together works to enrich the lives of the whole community in the following ways:
- Lent housegroups
- Good Friday Procession of Witness
- Supplying books to Year 6 local school leavers annually, and occasionally supplying other books, sometimes including Bibles
- Leading assemblies in local schools
- TCT Saturday Card and Fair Trade stall at the United Reformed Church
- Christmas Carol Singing
- Rota of Sunday evening services at Thornbury Hospital
- Weekly "Open the book" sessions in primary schools
- Thornbury Together Summer programme of activities
- Dialogues exploring common issues
Faith Action Audit
In February 2010, Thornbury Churches Together (TCT) commissioned the production of a Faith Action Audit for
Thornbury. The purpose of this work was to establish the work undertaken by the Christian community for the
benefit of the wider community, to celebrate successes and to identify ways of working better together both within
and outside of the churches. Click here to read the document.