Tilehurst Methodist Church
This year, we will be holding a virtual Easter Vigil, starting with our Tenebrae service on Good Friday evening, and running until our Easter morning sunrise service. There will be times of prayer, times of quiet contemplation, services of worship, crafts, cooking and more. Where there are no planned activities listed in the timetable below, there will still be folks in the meeting, keeping the vigil.
Please join us at any time in the vigil, for fellowship and in watchful expectation. You don't need to book - simply come, stay for as long or short a time as you would like, and leave when you want to. There's no need to prepare anything beforehand, except for the crafts and baking - see the bottom of this page for details.
TMC members, please find the Zoom link in the weekly Pastoral Letter. For non-members, please contact Jon Skeet (email@example.com) if you're interested in joining in.
Prayers and pictures of the Way of the Cross (San Luis, Colorado)
"The Things He Carried" session 1 (see below)
Compline (service of Night Prayers)
Stations of the Cross, and poetry
Matins (service of Morning Prayer)
Readings and reflection
Craft: Easter gardens (see file attached at the bottom of the page)
"The Things He Carried" session 2
Simnel cake baking (part 1)
Simnel cake baking (part 2)
Craft: Easter egg (see file attached at the bottom of the page)
Cantata: Footprints in the Sand
"The Things He Carried" session 3
TMC Family Easter Videos
Easter Music and Reflection
Waiting and Hoping
"The Things He Carried" session 4
Andy will be reading Stephen Cottrell's book, "The Things He Carried - A journey to the Cross: Meditations for Lent and Holy Week" across four sessions. There are eight chapters; Andy will read one chapter at the start of each hour, and one at half-past, allowing time for reflection between chapters.
If you want to participate in either of the crafts or the baking, it would be useful to make sure you have the right materials beforehand. See the following documents for details:
Of course, you're still welcome to join the vigil and simply watch and chat while others bake and make the crafts, should you wish.