Holy Week and Easter 2022

Bishop John is to visit our churches in Chelveston and Higham Ferrers to lead our Holy Week and Easter Celebrations

The week begins on Palm Sunday, 10 April, with processions and palm crosses. It continues with devotional services and activities for young people and ends with our Easter Praise Celebrations on Sunday 17 April when once again Bishop John Holbrook will be our guest preacher.

Everyone is welcome ...

PALM SUNDAY - Sunday 10 April

  • 9am Parish Communion (with palms) St John’s, Chelveston

  • 9am Family informal worship – with a palm procession Bede House, Higham Ferrers

  • 10.30am Parish procession from the Town Hall to St Mary’s Church Eucharist, Higham Ferrers

MAUNDY THURSDAY - Thursday 14 April

  • 7.30pm Bishop John leads our service recalling the Last Supper and Jesus washing his disciples’ feet as a sign that we are here to serve one another - St Mary’s, Higham Ferrers

GOOD FRIDAY - Friday 15 April


  • 10am–12noon Exploring Easter - Activities for young people in the Bede House and church grounds including handicrafts, a walk through the way of the Cross and preparing the Easter Garden - St Mary’s, Higham Ferrers

  • 2–3pm The Last Hour at the Cross. We mark the final hour of the Lord’s agony on the Cross with meditations and music led by Bishop John - St Mary’s, Higham Ferrers.

EASTER SATURDAY - Saturday 16 April

  • 7.30pm Lighting the Easter Fire - As the daylight fades we light the Easter candle and prepare to celebrate the dawn of Easter and fill our church with light and joy - St John’s, Chelveston

EASTER DAY - Sunday 17 April - Eggs and Excitement

Bishop John will be preaching at both these services

  • 9am Parish Communion for Easter - St John’s, Chelveston

  • 10.30am Easter Praise – Eucharist - St Mary’s, Higham Ferrers followed by Easter Egg Hunt St Mary’s churchyard

Our Holy Week and Easter 2022 leaflet

You can download and print our leaflet here. It contains details of all the services and activities listed on this page.