Holy Week Resources

Holy Week Resources

Diocesan resources:

The Bishop of Southwark is livestreaming from his Chapel – he celebrated the Eucharist for the Diocese on Passion Sunday, 29 March and you can watch that service via his twitter page at twitter.com/BishopSouthwark

The Cathedral is livestreaming Morning Prayer and Compline daily from the Dean’s house – you can watch their services via their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/southwarkcathedral  They are also streaming their Sunday service and will be streaming throughout Holy Week.

National resources:

archbishopofcanterbury.org and his Facebook for daily reflections

Palm Sunday suggested activities: 

  • Make your own ‘palm’ cross out of paper or card using this video.
  • Families/households: make your own cross out of paper or card, and blu-tack to window.


Maundy Thursday suggested activities:

  • Forms of Bible study (Mark 14.22-26, Luke 22.14-23, 1 Corinthians 11.23-25).
  • Washing each other’s feet in the home (between members of the same household only), or something in relation to hand-washing.
  • Making bread, or dough twisters, with a grace about Jesus being the living bread.


Good Friday suggested activities:

  • Dramatic reading of the Johannine Passion narrative (John 18.1-19.42).
  • Music and art, as well as other sensory stimuli, might be creatively used, especially today.


Holy Saturday suggested activities:

  • Preparing an Easter garden (whether using plants or as a craft activity); preparing and painting Easter eggs.
  • Making a donation to an appropriate charity.
  • Observing the Easter Vigil in some form at home (either here or early on Sunday).
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