CHURCH NEWS – APRIL 2022

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News from the Parish Churches in Lowick, Ford & Etal and Ancroft has been supplied by our Vicar,
the Revd Charlotte Osborne.

With the onset of British Summer Time comes the final two weeks of Lent and the
last stages of the journey to the Cross. Preparations for this during Holy Week and beyond are outlined in the
Diary below. You will find a warm welcome in all our churches and we very much hope to see you soon, perhaps
on Palm Sunday (April 10th) when all three parishes worship together in Ford church at 11 a.m. The service is
preceded by a procession from Ford (meet outside Lady Waterford Hall) led by a donkey to remind us of Jesus’
last journey into Jerusalem and the beginning of Holy Week. Do join in at any point.

  • Sunday 3rd April Lowick 9.15 a.m, Etal 11 a.m. including a Baptism, no service at Ancroft
  • Sunday 10th April Palm Sunday at Ford church 11 a.m., no service at Lowick or Ancroft (see above)
  • Monday 11th April Ancroft 7 p.m. Short address with Compline (Compline is a simple version of Evening Prayer)
  • Tuesday 12th April Lowick 7 p.m. Short address with Compline
  • Wednesday 13th April Ford 7 p.m. Short address with Compline
  • Maundy Thursday 14th April Ancroft 7 p.m. Holy Communion with Foot Washing
  • Good Friday 15th April Lowick 2 p.m. Meditations at the Cross – also Berwick Parish Church 5 p.m. Stainer’s Crucifixion
  • Easter Eve Saturday 16th April Ford 8 p.m. Easter Fire, Holy Communion
  • Easter Day Sunday 17th April Holy Communion at Lowick 9.15 a.m., Ford 11 a.m, and Ancroft 11 a.m
  • Sunday 24th April Holy Communion at Lowick 9.15 a.m., Ford 11 a.m. and Ancroft 11 a.m.
  • Sunday 1st May Holy Communion at Lowick 9.15 a.m and Ford (with Baptism) 11 a.m. no service at Ancroft
  • Sunday 8th May Holy Communion at Lowick 9.15 a.m., Ford 11 a.m. and Ancroft 11 a.m
  • Sunday 15th May Holy Communion at Lowick 9.15 a.m. and Ford 11 a.m., no service at Ancroft
  • Sunday 22nd May Rogation Sunday Holy Communion at Lowick and Ancroft 11 a.m
  • Thursday 26th May Ascension Day Holy Communion at Lowick 7 p.m.
  • Sunday 29th May 5th Sunday “Flake” Service Ancroft 10 a.m (all three Churches worshipping together)

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