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Lent and Easter 2024

Since early days Christians have observed Holy Week, Good Friday and Easter Day with great devotion. Lent lasts for forty days (not including Sundays), it is a time when Christians reflect and prepare for the celebrations of Easter. Some people fast, eat frugally or give up treats following the example of Jesus, who fasted for forty days in the wilderness. Others give to charity, set aside time to study the Bible or to meet together for fellowship.

Lent 2024

During lent all our home groups will be following the course ‘Experiencing God’s Love. This is a five-week series that aims to deepen our understanding and first-hand experience of living a life of faith. It explores five biblical images of the ways in which our lives are changed by walking with Christ:

  • Being securely rooted in prayer and scriptures

  • Cleansed through baptism, confession and forgiveness

  • Enlightened through worship, mission and growth in holiness

  • Tended through care for one another and the world

  • Welcomed in the Eucharist and in the fellowship of the Church


If you are not part of one of the existing Home Groups and would like to join in with this study during lent please get in touch.


The Diocese ‘Travelling Well Together’ web page has been updated with a range of resources to help churches and individuals engage with Travelling Well Together this Lent. See this link

Or you can sign up to the Church of England 'Watch and Pray' lent campaign, see this link

Lent Lunches every Friday in lent in Good Easter Village Hall. Drop in any time between 12.30pm and 2pm where you will be served soup and  be able to chat and socialise with others, or simply listen to the conversations. There is no charge for lunch, however if you are able you are welcome to leave a donation for designated charities, this year HomeStart Essex and the Diocese Lent Appeal.

Benefice Services

Wednesday 27th March

  • Stations of the Cross walk at High Roding, meet at central village car park at 7pm

Maundy Thursday 28th March

  • 6.00pm, Common Worship Holy Communion, Aythorpe Roding

Good Friday 29th March


  • 11.00am Family service, White Roding

  • 2.00 pm Hour at the Cross. Margaret Roding


Easter Eve Saturday 30th March

  • 8.00pm Easter Vigil, Leaden Roding

Easter Sunday 31st March

  • 6.00am Sunrise Service, Beauchamp Roding 

  • 9.30am Easter communion, Good Easter

  • 9.30am Easter communion, Great Canfield

  • 11.00am Easter communion, Abbess Roding

  • 11.00am Easter communion, High Easter

  • 11.00am Easter communion, High Roding

Mark Chapter 16

"1.When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. They had been saying to one another, ‘Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?’ When they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled back. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. But he said to them, ‘Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you.’  So they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror and amazement had seized them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid."

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