Maundy Thursday to Easter 

The orders of service are available to download from the link below.

Services at St James will be livestreamed on our Facebook page and available afterwards here and on our YouTube channel

maundy thursdayMaundy Thursday is the service of Jesus, the obedient servant, who washes the feet of his disciples and calls them to watch and pray with him on the journey to the cross.

Our Service of Holy Communion and the Maundy Watch is at 7.30pm



good fridayGood Friday is the most solemn day of the Church’s year. We enter into the darkness and dereliction of the cross as we contemplate Jesus. As today also makes clear, even in the midst of the horror of the cross, God’s love is poured out in Jesus’ death

Our services are :

10:00 Cafe Church (with Hot Cross Buns!)

Cries for a Lost Homeland” - A Service of Reflection for Good Friday

13:00 At the Foot of the Cross (St James)

14:30 At the Foot of the Cross (St Botolph)

easterdayEaster Day

From earliest times Christians have gathered through the night of Easter to recall the story of God’s saving work, from creation through to the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. We experience new life - light which offers hope to all.

05:30 Easter Dawn Service (St James)

Easter Day is the most important day of the Church’s year when we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection with joy and splendour, offering the hope of new life to all.08:30 Eucharist with Hymns (St Botolph)

08:30 Eucharist with Hymns (St Botolph)

10:00 Festal Eucharist (St James)

Download this file (Easter Day Holy Communion 17Apr22.pdf)Easter Day Holy Communion 
Download this file (Easter Dawn Service 2022.pdf)Dawn Service 
Download this file (Cries for a Lost Homeland Good Friday 2022.pdf)Good Friday 
Download this file (Maundy Thursday Holy Communion 14Apr22.pdf)Maundy Thursday 


This Sunday (10th April) is Palm Sunday, the start of Holy Week

Our service at St James will start at 9.30 at St James School with the blessing of the Palms and procession to church.

We will live stream this so as many people as possible can witness this Act of Worship.

Our Eucharist will start as normal at 10am in church and this will be live streamed as normal.

The Passion Reading will be presented as a drama acted out and filmed by the Worship Council of St James CofE Academy. You might like to immerse yourself in the whole story later on

The order of service is available to download 

Download this file (Palm Sunday Holy Communion 10Apr22.pdf)Order of Service (PDF) 

There are two videos today, the first being the procession to church while the church bells ring out.


Our services today are :

08:30 Holy Communion (St Botolph’s, Burton Hastings

Isaiah 43:16-21

John 12:1-8

10:00 Café Church

John 12:1-8

14:00 Wedding of Leanne Burden and Zak Cooper

18:30 Holy Communion

Isaiah 43:16-21

Philippians 3:4b-14

John 12:1-8

Thye order of service is available to download

Download this file (Lent 5 Holy Communion 03Apr22.pdf)Order of Service (PDF) 

This Sunday is the 4th Sunday in Lent and also Mothering Sunday. In addition don't forget that the clocks go forward an hour at 2am.

10:00 Holy Communion, also Live on our Facebook page.

You can download the order of service 

The readings this week are:

Exodus 2:1-10

Colossians 3:12-17

John 19:25b-27

The service will be available to watch afterwards on this page and our Youtube Channel

16:30 Evensong (St Botolph’s, Burton Hastings)

Psalm 34:11-20

Exodus 2:1-10

John 19:25b-27

Please pray for… Paul Towers, Margaret Wykes, Anne McCreath, Josie Bayliss, June Quinney, Maggie Harris, Sheila Pike, Lizzie Steel, Vicki James, and Rupert Allen. The students and staff of St James Church of England Academy and Arden Forest Schools

Those in our prayer corner and anyone known to us personally. We pray for those who are bereaved, especially the families and friends of David Lowrence and Jenny Chilton. In our parish we pray for all those who live and work on Morland Close, Neale Close, and New Street.

The people of Ukraine. Prayer cards to pray for Ukraine are now available in the prayer corner.


Palm Sunday 10th April 09:30 Palm Sunday Procession (meeting at St James CofE Academy)

Holy Communion


Evensong (St Botolph)

Monday 11th April 19:30 Holy Week Prayer
Tuesday 12th April  09:15-10:45 Seashells
19:30 Holy Week Prayer
Wednesday 13th April  10:00 Holy Communion
19:30 Holy Week Prayer (St Botolph)
Maundy Thursday (14th April)  9:30 Holy Communion, Foot Washing & Maundy Watch
Good Friday (15th April)    10:00 Café Church (with Hot Cross Buns)
 13:00  At the Foot of the Cross
 14:30  At the Foot of the Cross (St Botolph)
Easter Day (17th April)    05:30 Easter Dawn Service (followed by breakfast)
 08:30 Eucharist with Hymns (St Botolph)
 10:00 Easter Holy Communion


This Sunday is the 3rd Sunday in Lent

08.30 Holy Communion at St Botolph Burton Hastings

saiah 55:1-9

Luke 13:1-9

10.00 Holy Communion at St James

This service will also be live streamed on Facebook

You can download the order of service so that you can follow the Hymns and Readings especially

Download this file (Lent 3 Holy Communion 20Mar22.pdf)Order of Service (PDF) 

Isaiah 55:1-9

1 Corinthians 10:1-13

Luke 13:1-9