Lent & Easter 2023
This year's Live Lent series published by the Church of England is "Dust and Glory" and will be our theme for Sunday and Wednesday services and on Facebook Live.
There will be themed junior church sessions during the season and a special family friendly version of the Dust and Glory booklet. Pick one up from church.
Live Lent Booklets and App
To help you follow the theme, you can pick up a "distilled" booklet from church - there are adult and children's versions or download the app for your phone for daily prompts. If you still have the CofE "Follow the Star" app, this will update to become the Live Lent app or you can download it here for Apple or Android
For Live Lent on Facebook click here
In depth study - paperback
As well as the booklets/app, there is a "full fat" paperback you can follow as individuals or Life Groups for those who would like to read in depth. To order the paperback please ask Natasha or you can find the link to order the book from Amazon here
Easter Trail in St Andrew's Eco Garden
Stoke Poges Church Easter Trail this year is popping up in St Andrew's Eco Garden in the heart of the village.
It's on throughout the school holidays and anyone can come any time to hunt for the story eggs with the QR clues to the Easter story.
Easter Sticky Walk
A new addition to our Lent and Easter events this year, our Easter Sticky Walk is a story telling walk through Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens collecting "treasures" and sticking them to a stick to help us think about what happened leading up to the first Easter.
Suitable for families with little ones and primary age children (accompanied by an adult). Please come dressed for the weather - we will use the pushchair accessible paths but it can be muddy.
Join us for our traditional Mother's Day Family Service at St Giles' on 19th March.
Maundy Thursday Service with Agape Meal Thursday 6th April 7.30pm at St Andrew's.
On Maundy Thursday, Christians recollect the Last Supper, the first Communion and the events leading to the arrest of Jesus the night before he was crucified. We share a simple supper of fellowship and a time of contemplation and prayerful worship and Holy Communion.
All are welcome to come and learn more.
Good Friday is a remembrance of the day Jesus was crucified.
Taken by itself, it is a sombre reminder of just how low humanity will stoop to get rid of what (or who) it thinks is the problem. As part of the Easter events, it is the dark before the dawn.
Our service starts by the flagpole on Bells Hill at 10am, then we process behind the cross in silence to St Andrew's and our indoor service starts there at 10.30am.
All are welcome to come and understand what this means to us as Christians. Refreshments will be served afterwards.
Easter Sunday in Stoke Poges celebrates Jesus resurrection from the dead. Allelujah!
If you would prefer a quiet early service, please join us for "Son-rise" at 8am at St Giles' which will include communion for those who wish to take it.
Then our traditional Family Communion Service at 10.30am will be followed by refreshments and an Easter egg hunt (will the eggs freeze or melt this year?!)
All are welcome to come and see what this most important day in the Christian calendar means. You don't have to take communion or join in with all the words.
Our special services this term...