Clergy Notes — Fifth Sunday in Lent, March 21, 2021

Passiontide begins today, as our focus turns away from Jesus’ time of temptation, prayer and fasting in the wilderness towards his entry into Jerusalem, his last days and last meal with his friends, his betrayal and arrest, his trial, condemnation and crucifixion. We commit ourselves anew to walking with Jesus on the Way of the Cross, sharing with him in his suffering and that of the world, that we might share with him too in the joy of the resurrection.

This year Covid-19 compels us for the second time to celebrate this great mystery of our salvation online, via the ZOOM liturgies to which we have become accustomed. Of course this is not the same as being together in church, with the particular music, drama and ritual of which St. James’ is justly proud. Nonetheless it enables us to come together to worship, to reflect and to pray: you will find on the next page details of our Holy Week worship.

In addition, you may care to find time each day to be still, to rest consciously in the presence of God, and to offer to Jesus your love in response to his:

“Were the whole realm of nature mine,

that were an offering far too small.

Love so amazing, so divine,

demands my soul, my life, my all.”

Every blessing as we enter together into Passiontide,

Fr. Kevin

Download service booklet here: Liturgy at Home Lent 5 Mar 21 2021



Palm Sunday of the Passion — March 28

10:30 am : Liturgy at Home

4:00 pm : Stations of the Cross


Holy Wednesday —  March 31

7:30 pm : Compline (plainchant)


Maundy Thursday — April 1

6:30 pm : Liturgy at Home


Good Friday — April 2

3:00 pm : Stations of the Cross

6:30 pm : Cross Prayers


Easter Eve — April 3

9:00 pm : Easter Proclamation


Easter Sunday — April 4

10:30 am : Liturgy at Home

All of the above services will take place online via ZOOM. Contact details will be available on the NEWS section


Holy Tuesday — March 30

12.10 pm : Chrism Mass with blessing of the oils and renewal of vows

Livestreamed from Christ Church Cathedral. For details of this and other Cathedral Liturgies with Bishop John in Holy Week, please go to