Lent & Passiontide 2023


7.30 pm at Holy Trinity Charlton* each Wednesday from 1 March. Please sign up for daily emails and weekly videos from the Diocese of Oxford.

Supper available from 7 pm. Please email curate@wantageparish.com with dietary requirements if you wish to sign up for supper.

(*except on 15 March when it will be held at the Curate’s house)



Fridays at 9 pm in the Parish Church, 24 Feb – 24 March

End the day and the week with this contemplative choral service from the monastic tradition.


each Sunday at 6 pm in the Parish Church

26 February: Stations of the Cross

5 March: Choral Evensong with the Parish Choir

12 March: Stations of the Cross

19 March: Alternative Mothering Sunday for those who find this day difficult

26 March: Improvisations of the Cross with organist John Ridgway

2 April: Music for Passiontide with the Parish Choir


2 April: Palm Sunday

"Your king will come to you riding on a donkey"

8am Eucharist at the Parish Church

10 am, starting in the Market Square (details to follow)

Whole Parish service this day - no separate service in Holy Trinity

6pm Music for Passiontide at the Parish Church

3 April: Monday of Holy Week

9.30 am Eucharist at the Parish Church

3pm Stations of the Cross at the Convent, reflecting on the carvings by Mother Maribel CSMV


4 April: Tuesday

7 pm Eucharist at Holy Trinity


5 April: Wednesday

9.30 am Eucharist at the Parish Church


6 April: Maundy Thursday

"I give you a new commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you"

8 pm Liturgy of the Lord's Supper at the Parish Church

In this service we remember Jesus' last supper with his friends, at which he washed their feet. As Jesus spent his last night in prayer at the Garden of Gethsemane, so the church will remain open until midnight for any who wish to stay and pray in silence.


7 April: Good Friday

"Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do"

 Walking the Way of the Cross in partnership with other local churches:

Gather in Kingsgrove Square from 11am, for a joint walk

stopping for times of worship and reflection at Kingsgrove, Holy Trinity Charlton, St John Vianney Catholic Church and Wantage Market Place,

arriving in time for parish events (below)

Parish Church:

1 pm Hot Cross Buns in the churchyard

1.30 pm Liturgy of Good Friday

The biblical accounts tell us Jesus was on the cross for three hours, ending with his death at 3pm. We will hear a sung version of the Passion story, as we both grieve and celebrate what Christ accomplished on the Cross.


The daytime of Holy Saturday is observed as a time of silence and mourning.

8 April: Easter Eve

"Christ is Risen! Alleluia!"

10.30 pm Easter Vigil (until midnight) at the Parish Church

Starting outside with the lighting of the ‘new fire’ bonfire and the Paschal Candle, as we joyfully acclaim the triumph of light and life.


9 April: Easter Day

8 am Mass of the Dawn at the Parish Church

9.15 am Easter Day Eucharist at Holy Trinity

10.30 am Festal Eucharist with baptisms at the Parish Church