An interactive and reflective journey through the events of Maundy Thursday. Come and see Jesus’ last hours played out. Dress warmly.
The order with prompts for reflection can be downloaded here Maundy Thursday Experience handout
7pm The Journey to the Upper Room.
We begin at the church gate and walk up the drive reflecting on the disciple’s feelings as they travelled to the ‘upper room’ that night, aware that something significant was about to happen.
7:10pm-8pm ‘Sharing in the upper room.’
This will be an intereactive and dramatic reflection in church, on the events that took place in the upper room. There will be an opportunity to wash each other’s feet if you wish, and then we will share in communion together around the Last Supper table. With reflections, music and times of silence to allow God to speak to us.
8-8:25pm ‘Praying in the garden’
We then head off to the church garden where we will hear a short portrayal of the events in the Garden of Gethsemene. Do pick up a lantern or candle as you go to light the way.
After the reflection and the music, feel free to stay in the garden to pray and reflect or return to church.
8:25pm – 8:45pm ‘The Arrest’
We will then return to anther part of the garden where we will hear another short portrayal of Jesus’ arrest. After the reflection, feel free to stay in the garden to pray and reflect or return into church to do so.
8:45pm – 9:05pm ‘The Denials’
We will then head out to car park where, standing around the fire, we will hear Peter’s reflections on his denials of Christ. After the reflection, feel free to stay in the courtyard to pray and reflect or return into church to do so.
9:05-9:15pm ‘Conclusion around the fire’
We conclude the evening back around fire, hinting at the hope that was ahead.