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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Ponteland Churches Easter Services 2012

Procession to start Holy Week

At St Mary’s we start at 10am on Palm Sunday April 1 with a procession from Richard Coates School with Jazz the donkey. 
We will walk up Thornhill Road to church, remembering Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem at the start of Holy Week. During the week there is a service every evening at 7pm - Compline is the late night service of the monasteries - half an hour of peace and quiet. 

On Maundy Thursday we remember the Last Supper, and on Good Friday the Cross will be raised on the Green. Easter Sunday is a day of celebration, and the main service in St Mary’s is at 10am. St Mary’s Organ is now fresh, clean and wholesome.

Lightbown the organ builder has removed all 700 pipes and cleaned away 40 years of dirt. Then they managed to put all the pipes back in the right place! 
On Sunday April 29 at 6.30pm we will celebrate with a short Songs of Praise, some music by the choir, and several pieces played by Shaun Turnbull (our organist) which will, no doubt, show how good the organ is now sounding. All are invited to this very special celebration - and a huge ‘thanks’ to everyone who helped pay for the work.
By The Reverend Peter Barham, Vicar of Ponteland

United Reformed Church, Broadway
Wednesday 4 April Passover Service 7.00 pm
Good Friday 6 April   10.00 am
Easter Sunday 8 April 10.00 am

St Mary the Virgin, Ponteland
Palm Sunday 1 April Holy Communion 8.00 am
Procession starts at Richard Coates School 10.00 am  
and proceeds down Thornhill Road to Church
(if you cannot walk come to Church at 10.00 am)
Mon 2-Sat 7 April Compline and Address 7.00 pm
Compline is the late night service of the monasteries, half an hour of peace and quiet
Maundy Thursday 5 April Choral Communion  7.00 pm then a Vigil until Compline 9.00 pm
Good Friday 6 April Morning Service 10.30 am
Penguins Children’s club meet 11.30 am-12.30 pm
Afternoon Vigil  1.30-3.00 pm
Easter Sunday 8 April Holy Communion  8.00 am
Festal Communion 10.00 am
Evening Service  6.30 pm

Holy Saviour, Milbourne
Palm Sunday 1 April Holy Communion 11.15 am
Easter Sunday 8 April Holy Communion 11.15 am

Methodist Church, Milbourne
Palm Sunday 1 April  6.30 pm
Good Friday 6 April 7.00 pm
Easter Day 8 April  6.30 pm 

Methodist Church, Ponteland
Palm Sunday 1 April Palm Cross Sharing  10.00 am                  
Churches Together Service     6.30 pm
Monday 2 April Holy Week Reflection  7.30 pm
Maundy Thursday Upper Room Communion  7.30 pm
Good Friday 6 April Morning Service 10.00 am
Circuit Choir sings ‘Crucifixion’ at Westerhope 6.00 pm
Easter Sunday 8 April 
Sunrise Service at Bolam Lake  6.00 am then breakfast at Church      
Holy Communion 10.00 am
Evening Worship 6.30 pm

St Matthew’s R.C. Ponteland
Holy Thursday 5 April Mass 8.00 pm
Good Friday 6 April Passion 4.30 pm
Holy Saturday 7 April Easter Vigil 6.00 pm
Easter Sunday 8 April Mass 10.30 am
Refreshments in the Methodist Hall after the service