Lent and Easter 2018

In Church we do all we can to help each other in this season. Below are listed all the activities which will take place.

Every Sunday:

9.15: Sunday School
9.30: Holy Eucharist in Church
5.00: Deanery Evensong (see below for details)

Every Wednesday
10.00 Holy Eucharist and Address

Lent Boxes

Part of our giving up of things involves helping others. As usual, we have Lent boxes in Church for you to collect throughout the season of Lent. The proceeds will go to Christian Aid.

Lent Lunch: Wednesday 4 March 2018

The lent lunch on behalf of Christian Aid will be held in the hall. Please come along with your friends and family to support. Between 12 noon and 2.00pm

Bishop June preaching at Evensong in the deanery:

This year, the parishes of the deanery are hosting evening worship on each of the Sundays in Lent and will be joined by Bishop June. Our hope is that people from every parish will support all of these events and that we can both enrich our Lenten worship but also develop the life of the deanery, meeting our friends in other Churches.

Sunday 18th February at 5pm – St Margaret’s, Mountain Ash
Sunday 25th February at 5pm – St Fagan’s, Trecynon
4 March – Cymanfa Ganu in Green Street Methodist Church at 6.00pm
Sunday 11th March at 5pm – St John’s, Aberdare or St Joseph’s, Cwmaman
Sunday 18th March at 5pm – St Donat’s, Abercynon

Confirmation Classes and Confirmation

Confirmation classes are running through Lent for both adults and young people. Confirmation will take place on Sunday 18 March at 9.30 when Bishop June will join us in St Mary Magdalene’s for the first time.

Easter Services

Palm Sunday:25 March
10.00 Holy Eucharist and blessing of palms
Monday in Holy Week: 7.00pm Holy Eucharist
Tuesday in Holy Week: 7.00pm Holy Eucharist
Wednesday in Holy Week: 10.30 Holy Eucharist
Maundy Thursday 29 March
11.00: Holy Eucharist and blessing of oils (Cathedral)
7.00: Holy Eucharist and stripping of the altar
Good Friday 30 March
10.00 – 12.00: Messy Church.
2.00 Liturgy of the Day – Devotion at the Cross
Holy Saturday 31 March
8.00: Easter Vigil
Easter Day 1 April
9.30: Holy Eucharist