Easter services at the churches

Rev June Barras leads pupils from the village school in an Easter procession to the church of St John The Divine.
Rev June Barras leads pupils from the village school in an Easter procession to the church of St John The Divine.
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Churches in Alnwick are holding a procession of witness through the town on Good Friday. It will leave the car park behind the Playhouse at 11.45am before an ecumenical service at the Fish Market at noon.

Coquet Churches Together are also having a march from the Town Square in Amble at 10.45am. Among the Easter services are:

Alnwick

Baptist Church. Easter Day: Easter Communion and breakfast (at Lisburn Street), 8am; All-age Easter celebration in the Northumberland Hall, 11am.

House Church. Good Friday: Communion service, 10.30am. Easter Day: Easter prayers service, 10.30am.

St Michael’s Church. Today: Liturgy with foot washing and stripping of the altar followed by silent watch, 7.30pm. Good Friday: Devotion before the Cross, 2pm. Saturday: Lighting of the New Fire, Easter Ceremonies and renewal of baptismal vows, 7.30pm. Easter Day: Holy Communion, 8am; Easter Eucharist with blessing of the Easter garden, 9.30am; Festal Evensong and Te Deum, 6pm.

St Paul’s RC Church. Today: Mass of the Last Supper, 8pm, followed by watch at the Altar of Repose until 10pm. Good Friday: Liturgy of Our Lord’s Passion, 3pm. Saturday: Easter Vigil Liturgy followed by the Mass of the Resurrection, 8pm. Easter Day: Mass of the Risen Lord, 9.30am.

Amble

St Cuthbert Parish Church. Good Friday: Penitential Service, 10am; Hour by the Cross, 2pm. Easter Day: Holy Communion, 8am; Easter Celebration, 9.30am.

Sacred Heart and St Cuthbert RC. Today: Mass, 7pm. Good Friday: Station of the Cross, 11am; Celebration of the Passion, 3pm. Saturday: Easter Vigil, 7pm. Easter Day: Mass, 9.30am.

Belford

St Mary’s C of E. Today: Holy Communion, 7pm. Good Friday: 2pm. Saturday: Vigil and Service of Light, 7pm. Easter Day: Holy Communion, 9am.

Chevington

St John the Divine. Today: Holy Communion, Washing of the Feet and the Watch, 7pm. Good Friday: Liturgy of Good Friday, noon. Saturday: Easter Vigil, 7pm. Easter Day: Eucharist and Blessing of the Easter Garden, 10am.

Ilderton

St Michael and All Angels C of E. Good Friday: Liturgy, 6pm. Easter Day: Holy Communion, 9am.

Longhorsley

St Thomas of Canterbury RC. Today: Mass, 7.30pm. Good Friday: Liturgy, 3pm. Saturday: Vigil Mass, 8pm. Easter Day: Parish Mass, 11am.

North Sunderland

St Paul’s C of E. Today: Eucharist, 6.30pm. Good Friday: Procession with the cross starting at noon at St Paul’s, and includes an open-air service. Saturday: Easter Vigil, 7pm. Easter Day: Family Communion, 10.30am.

Rothbury

All Saints C of E. Today: Holy Commmunion, 6.30pm. Good Friday: Liturgy, 2pm. Saturday: Music and readings for the Easter Vigil, 7.30pm. Easter Day: Holy Communion, 10.15am; Easter Songs of Praise, 6.30pm.

St Agnes RC. Good Friday: Liturgy, 3pm. Easter Day: Parish Mass, 9am.

Seahouses

St Aidan’s RC. Today: Mass of the Last Supper, 5.30pm. Good Friday: Service, noon. Saturday: Easter Service, 5.30pm. Easter Day: Mass, 9am and 11am.

Whittingham

St Mary’s RC. Today: Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7pm. Good Friday: Solemn Celebrtation of the Passion, 3pm. Easter Day: Mass of the Resurrection, 11am.

Wooler

St Mary’s C of E. Today: Eucharist and Stripping of the Altar, 7pm. Good Friday: Stations of the Cross (meet at St Ninian’s for March of Witness), 10.30am. Saturday: Easter Vigil, 7pm. Easter Day: Holy Communion, 8am and 10am.

St Ninian’s RC. Today: Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 5pm. Saturday: Easter Vigil and First Mass of the Resurrection, 8pm. Easter Day: Easter Mass, 9am.