Holy Week and Easter

Holy Week begins on Sunday 5th April and marks the beginning of the last week of Jesus’ life. Christians mark this week as the events of Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday have in them the most important moments in the Christian faith. It is by Jesus’ death and resurrection that God offers new life to the whole world.

This year due to the Coronavirus Pandemic all Church buildings in Hexham are closed yet the Church in Hexham is very much alive. As Christians we invite you during Holy Week and Easter to find out more about who Jesus Christ is and what his death and resurrection mean for you. We offer here a number of websites which will help you to do that and also links to some online events which will take place during Holy Week.

Fr Christopher Warren from St Mary’s Church has written prayers for everyone to use during Holy Week and Easter. You can find these prayers by clicking here.

If you are looking for the Churches Together Holy Week and Easter posters to put in your windows or show on social media, please click here.

Resources to find out more about who Jesus is and why Christians celebrate Easter:

The Seriously Surprising Story from Bible Society explains what happened at Easter in an accessible way for All Ages. Click here to watch the video on YouTube and here for more information.

To find out more about the Christian faith and who Jesus is visit Christianity.org.uk Click here to be taken the website.

Alpha is a series of videos and discussions about what it means to follow Jesus. Click here for more information.

Online Services and Events During Holy Week:

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week

At 9pm on each of these evenings Hexham Abbey will lead a service of Compline (Night Prayer). These services will be held live on Zoom and are open to anyone who wishes to take part. If you would like to take part please email David Goodall (rev.david.goodall@gmail.com) so you can be sent the Zoom link and information.

Click here to download the Order of Service for Compline.

Maundy Thursday

Trinity Methodist’s Closer Worship Team have produced a video of a Closer on the theme of Passover which can be viewed here on YouTube: https://youtu.be/vz_qwuSRyyo You can also download the meditation by clicking here.

Palm Sunday

Hexham Trinity Methodist Church are holding on online Zoom service at 10.30am. Contact David Goodall (minister@hexhamtrinity.org.uk) for the Zoom link.

St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church are streaming their Palm Sunday Mass at 10am, click here for their Youtube Channel.

The Tynedale Methodist Circuit are offering videos for reflection on their website, click here for the reflection page. A reflection from Palm Sunday will be provided by Rev. David Goodall.

Maundy Thursday

St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church are streaming their Maundy Thursday  Mass at 6pm, click here for their Youtube Channel.

The Tynedale Methodist Circuit are offering videos for reflection on their website, click here for the reflection page. A reflection from Maundy Thursday will be provided by Rev. Alex Dunstan.

Good Friday

Fr Chris Warren will give his Good Friday address, which he would have given on the walk of witness, via the St Mary’s Live Stream  at 10am. This can be watched by clicking here.

Easter Sunday

Hexham Trinity Methodist Church are holding on online Zoom service at 10.30am. Contact David Goodall (minister@hexhamtrinity.org.uk) for the Zoom link.

St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church are streaming their Easter Sunday Mass at 10am, click here for their Youtube Channel.

The Tynedale Methodist Circuit are offering videos for reflection on their website, click here for the reflection page. A reflection from Easter Sunday will be provided by Rev. Paul Dunstan.

Welcome to the Churches Together in Hexham Website

On this website, you will find links to the individual Hexham churches with a pictures and information about them. You will also find information about events such as the Good Friday Walk of Witness, Lent Groups, Carols at Christmas, Now is the Time to Worship events,  all of which we organise together.

We hope that you will enjoy browsing this website, and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.