Holy Week & Easter

After our 40 day pilgrimage through Lent we come to Holy Week.  This begins on PALM SUNDAY when we remember Jesus triumphant entry into Jerusalem on a donkey.  At both Holy Trinity and St Dunstan’s we will once agin be walking to church singing Hosannah and giving away Palms which have been blessed and you might ever see a donkey!!   There is also an opportunity to meet every day to share at the Lords table. Then on Wednesday of Holy Week at St Dunstan’s join us as we learn just what sort of meal Jesus and his disciples had on Maundy Thursday.  On MAUNDY THURSDAY we begin to take the last steps of our journey starting in the upper room, having our feet washed, recalling the Last Supper and Jesus’ arrest, then waiting in prayer with the Lord in the garden. On GOOD FRIDAY we’ll be Churches Together to walk from the Baptist Church to Holy Trinity church in Forest Row to witness to Jesus being led off to the cross and will of course be having Hot Cross Buns. Later on Friday afternoon we will gather again to remember the Lord dying on the cross. On HOLY SATURDAY all is silent until the sun goes down and we begin the ancient tradition of bring the light back into church, a wonderful service where we bless the Easter Candle and begin our Easter celebrations!  Then EASTER DAY we sing God’s praises and once again songs of Alleluia, and flowers, and colour are brought back into the church … We are an EASTER POEPLE!

For information about times and location of service please below all are Welcome.  


Palm Sunday


8am      Holy Communion at Holy Trinity

              (BCP traditional language)


10am   Eucharist at 

             Holy Trinity & St. Dunstan's

  We start in the car park of the Surgery in Forest Row and and the car park of the village hall in Ashurst Wood as we bless the palms before walking to the church to start the service.  For those who would prefer to go straight to church, we will meet you there.


4pm     Ecumenical joint family service at

             Forest Row Baptist Church.

Come along to start Holy Week with shouts of Hosanna for the Lord.

Holy Week



       9am       Holy Communion at Holy Trinity

       5.30pm   Evening Prayer at St. Dunstan's



       10am     Chrism Mass at Chichester                                         Cathedral

                                   All Welcome.

       5.30pm     Evening Prayer at St. Dunstan's 

                              including receiving the oils



       9am         Holy Communion at Holy Trinity

       5.30pm      Evening Prayer at  St. Dunstan's               7pm          Christian Passover Meal

                              at St. Dunstan's 




Easter Weekend


 Maundy Thursday  

      9am         Morning Prayer at HT

      5.30pm   Evening Prayer at SD

      8pm        Institution of the Lords' Supper with                              foot washing.  after this service we                                  sit in vigil as we remember the Lord

                      in the Garden of Gethsemane until


                      (The vigil after the service is optional)


Good Friday

     11am        Walk of Witness starting at the

                      Baptist Church in Forest Row,

                      finishing at Holy Trinity with buttered

                      Hot Cross buns  and coffee.

      2pm        Good Friday Liturgy with veneration of                            the Cross at Holy Trinity.


Holy Saturday  

     8pm         Easter Vigil - The Service of Darkness                      to Light with Holy Communion at Holy                               Trinity  



      8am        Holy Communion at SD

                            (BCP traitional language)

     10am       Eucharist at HT & SD