... Holy Week at Christ Church in 2019


Beginning with Palm Sunday (April 14th) Holy Week marks one of the most important times in the Christian calendar. It is, as Fr Russell has reminded us, a journey which starts on Palm Sunday and reaches its conclusion on Easter Day... a journey of faith, of devotion, and of surrender.

On this page, and on the linked pages, you will find images from that Holy Week journey at Christ Church, and you can listen to several of the addresses given during the week, and can hear some of the choral presentations from the choir and organist Winton Barry. On the Stations of the Cross page (linked below) you can re-visit the Stations and the associated meditations, to use as a personal devotion if you wish.

Note that all recordings were made live at Christ Church, so some background and congregational noise may be audible. Some of the files - especially the sermons at the several services - are quite large and so may be slow to load, and your volume controls may need to be adjusted from time to time.

Palm Sunday


You can listen again to Fr Barry's Palm Sunday address here (7:59)

Easter Monday

- the Stations of the Cross


The fifteen Stations of the Cross are accompanied by meditations and readings - you can revisit the Stations and use them for personal meditation and quiet times here.

Easter Tuesday

- Holy Eucharist


.... listen to Fr Russell's address to this service (7:40)





Maundy Thursday -

the Washing of the Feet

Eucharist of the Last Supper

the Stripping of the Altar

You can listen to several excerpts from the Maundy Thursday service here -

... the organ prelude, played by Organist Winton Barry. (1:39)

... Fr John's address at the Maundy Thursday service (9:45)

... the Gospel Acclamations, and Gospel (5:35)

... Psalm 116 was sung during the service, with organ accompaniment and cantor Michael Macrobbie (3:36)

... and the choir sang during the Washing of the Feet (8:58)

... the final Psalm 22 was read by Margaret Tembo (3:00) during the Stripping of the Altar at the conclusion of the service, after which a silent vigil of prayer took place......

Good Friday -

the Liturgy and the Reading of the Passion

the Veneration of the Cross

You can listen to Fr Russell's address on Good Friday here (11:59) .....

.... and can also listen to the Psalm as sung during the service, with organ accompaniment and cantor Jo Dalzeil, here (2:59)



Holy Saturday

the Lighting of the Pascal Candle

Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows

the first Eucharist of Easter


Several excerpts from the Holy Saturday service can be heard here -

... Hymn 351 (Choir and Congregation) (4:41)

... The Exulcet - with Cantor Jo Dalziel (6:50)

... The Gradual Hymn 367 and Gospel Acclamations (2:59)

... The Gospel, Organ Voluntary and Sermon (Fr Andrew) (10:30)

... Hymn 372 (Choir and Congregation) (2:19)

... the Organ Postlude (3:28)

Easter Day -

Holy Eucharist


Fr Andrew's Easter Day address (11:45)

... the Organ Postlude (3:22)