Churches get set for Holy Week

Saint Peter's Church in Fraserburgh.
Saint Peter's Church in Fraserburgh.

Churches across Fraserburgh are preparing for a number of special services to celebrate Holy Week.

The services will begin on Maundy Thursday on April 2 and continue through to Easter Sunday on April 5.

Commenting, Dr Glen Reynolds from Fraserburgh Churches Together said: “All of the Christian churches in Fraserburgh come together with a shared belief at this time, whilst still celebrating Easter in their own way.

“Yet for many people, Easter may unfortunately be more about hot cross buns and chocolate eggs - typically available not long after Christmas!

“For those who celebrate Easter because of the true meaning of the risen Christ, here is a guide to some Fraserburgh church services over the coming days.”

United Reform Church/ Church of Scotland:

Maundy Thursday on April 2: A joint service with other churches and Communion in the URC at 7pm.

Assembly of God:

Good Friday on April 3: A joint service at the Assembly of God with other churches, on Queen Street.

Salvation Army:

Good Friday on April 3: A service at 7pm.

The Bethesda Church:

A series of monologues of the main characters of Holy week on the Friday and Saturday at 1pm.

Roman Catholic Church:

Mass on Easter Sunday on April 5 at 9.30am.

Saint Peter’s are offering a full programme of services for Holy Week. In the last days of March and the beginning of April they follow in worship almost in real time, including all of the significant events of Easter - Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, the last supper, his arrest, trial, crucifixion and resurrection.

Rev. Dr Keith Suckling said: “This is the most important season of the Church’s year so it will be good if we all try to take part as much as we can.”

The services at Saint Peter’s are:

Palm Sunday on March 29 at 11am: Procession with Palms.

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week (March 30 and 31, and April 1) at 7pm: Evening Prayer with Fraserburgh Churches Together.

Maundy Thursday on April 2 at 7pm: Eucharist of the Last Supper.

Good Friday April 3 at 12noon: Church open for prayer. Then at 2pm: Good Friday liturgy.

Saturday, April 4, at 8.30pm: Easter Vigil.

Fraserburgh Churches Together wishes everyone, of all faiths or none, a happy Easter.

Why not consider attending one of these services to hear about the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ?

Hopefully those who attend church or who have not attended for a while will join in some of the services and reflect on the true meaning of Easter.

And for those who are early risers, why not join the procession led by the Cross on Easter Sunday, April 5, at 6.30am, starting at the beach and ending with breakfast at the Old Parish Centre. Everyone is very welcome.