Holy Week 2020


On this page, we highlight items to help ourselves to focus on the events leading up to Good Friday and Easter Sunday. If you turn to the FORUM page of this website (and use the drop-down menu to select PRAYERS, QUOTES, POETRY), you will find this now begins with a reflection by the Bishop of Burnley on how our separation from family and friends may somehow link us with Jesus who became separated from every one of those who had previously been close to him.

And here we also offer a link to a very moving and meaningful Daily Service broadcast from Holy Island (Lindisfarne) last Thursday on Radio Four (Long Wave). If you have 15 minutes to spare, then click on this link. (We may be able, later on, to add some of the beautiful prayers used in this service, as text below – but for now, this link is offered.)

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Let our churches inspire you!

The four parish churches and one chapel that comprise this benefice are all cultural icons of the communities they serve and are of considerable heritage importance.

Much more than that, however, except during the present emergency, they are also living centres of Christian worship, offering peace and solace to all who enter them, and the Good News of Jesus Christ – as relevant as ever to the needs of a turbulent world.

So please come and explore our website and find out more.

If you’d like some information about our Christian faith, please click here.

Many of the beautiful photographs taken for our website are the work of Mike Rego whose work may also be viewed on his website at http://www.mikerego.photography

St Andrew’s is a Fairtrade church