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St Philip's Church

Osmondthorpe, Leeds

A Jesus-centred community, learning, loving and growing together. All are welcome.

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Easter services

Join us as we journey towards Jesus' resurrection

...all services in Church...

Palm Sunday - 2 April - 10.30am
ALL AGE SERVICE - STARTING outside FESTIVAL FOODS
Service of Palms, Worship and Processions as we enter into Jerusalem with Jesus, but the cries of Hosanna will turn to cries of "Crucify!"  The service ends with the reading of the passion story...
Maundy Thursday - 6 April - 7.30pm
SERVICE OF HOLY COMMUNION WITH FEET WASHING, FOLLOWED BY THE WATCH
Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday is the day during Holy Week that commemorates the Washing of the Feet and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Disciples. The word maundy comes from the Old French mande, in turn from the Latin mandatum, which means “command.” This is taken from Jesus' words to his Disciples the night before he dies, "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another" (John 13:34).

THE WATCH...until Midnight
Immediately after the Communion Service ends we will move into a time of silence. A bell will be signalled and those who wish can move into the chapel for a prayer vigil, which is what the disciples did when Jesus asked them to stay awake and pray with him in the Garden of Gethsemane. Every half hour we will ring a bell and a reading will be offered. This will last until midnight. You can come for as much or as little as you would like...
Good Friday - 7 April
10.30am  FAMILY SERVICE
An hour together on Good Friday morning. There will be a variety of activities and stations to help us pray, alongside a dramatic reading of the Passion and Crucifixion of Jesus in three-parts. We'll begin and end our time together with some short prayers and songs. 

2-3pm An HOUR at the CROSS
"God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8). Join us for a service in two parts. The first is half an hour of silence, as we recall Jesus final hour on the cross. We will hear his final words. Then from 2.30pm a service of readings, prayer and silence, ending at 3pm. We gather on Good Friday to remember the day on which Christ died for us, we gaze, as it were, with horror on the place of Jesus' sacrifice.
Easter Sunday - 9 April
6.30am EASTER VIGIL and DAWN SERVICE
We gather together in church for a period of stillness and waiting, in the dawn's early light, remembering God's promises to Israel. We will stay in silence with readings and prayers to prepare us for a moment of great joy when we declare, "Christ is Risen!"  The service then turns to the joy and delight of Easter. We will sing together, hear the story of Jesus' resurrection, and share communion together.

After the Dawn Service we will share breakfast together....more details to follow

10.30am EASTER CELEBRATION
An All Age service with songs of celebration and joy! We will hear the good news of Jesus resurrection as we sing, pray and share communion. This will be a perfect service for guests and newcomers - bring your family! We will share hospitality afterwards.

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About Us

Your Parish Church serving the communities of Osmondthorpe & East End Park, Leeds.

St Philip's Church offers relaxed family-friendly worship with services every Sunday at 10:30am in the church/church hall. We are part of the Diocese of Leeds in the Church of England.

All are welcome to join us at our services, particularly of you have never been to Church before.

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Safeguarding

As a parish in the Diocese of Leeds we take our commitment to safeguarding, and the responsibilities that come with it, very seriously.

We work in accordance with the national Church of England policy. Our safeguarding statement is reviewed and agreed by our PCC every year. You can find the latest update at the bottom of this page.

If you believe a child or vulnerable adult is in immediate danger please call the police on 101.

If you have any concerns about safeguarding please talk to the Vicar, Rev. Rolf Mason on 07894429214 or at revrolfmason@yahoo.com .

Our diocesan safeguarding adviser is Jenny Leccardi who can be contacted on 0113 3530259.

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Contact Us

Vicar:Rev.Rolf Mason 

revrolfmason@yahoo.com

07894429214

86 Osmondthorpe Lane, Leeds LS9 9EF

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