Welcome to our online service for Palm Sunday.
Today, we begin Holy Week 2021 by remembering Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem only to be arrested and put on trial days later. Our service will help us re-live the story of this extraordinary week as we journey together towards Easter Sunday.
Our Palm Sunday service is led by our reader, Rob Duddridge, with a reflection from our Rector, Revd Vanessa Conant, scripture readings from Philip Brook, Paul Powell, Althea Bart, Christine Checinska, David Baker, Fiona Fouhy and Cameron Conant, prayers from our ordinand, Jacintha Danaswamy, special music from Jonathan and Helen Rathbone, and an interview with Hannah Wichmann, a member of St Mary’s and the programme manager for 5 Talents, a charity working with the Diocese of Chelmsford to support communities in our sister diocese of Marsabit, Kenya.
To watch our pre-recorded Palm Sunday service at any time, click here. You can also join us live at 10.30am this morning as we go through the service on our Facebook page, with some portions of the service pre-recorded, others delivered live. Join us on Facebook Live at 10.30am by clicking here.
We’re also pleased to bring you another online service for families and children with games, activities, songs and teaching. We’re so thankful to our children’s ministry team led by Jo Talbott for putting this weekly service together, and we hope you will be able to use it with your children or share it with the children in your life. You can access this week’s service by clicking here.
Finally, donations are our primary source of income and have been a lifeline for St Mary’s these past twelve months as our other sources of income have been significantly limited. To give to St Mary’s securely and in seconds, click here. This week, we will also be taking up a special donation for 5 Talents, and if you would like your donation to go to this worthwhile charity, please type ‘5 Talents’ in the box which asks you to ‘tell us why you support St Mary’s Walthamstow’.