MAUNDY THURSDAY

MAUNDY THURSDAY

  • Date: 24 Mar 2016
  • Venue: St Andrew's Church
  • Location: Sonning

This service of Holy Communion marks the events on the night Jesus was arrested, including the Last Supper, and ends with Psalm 22 sung by the choir. The congregation then sit in silence as the traditional ceremony known as ‘stripping of the altar’ takes place – the altar cloths, and free-standing ornaments, candles and furniture are removed and a cross with a crown of thorns is erected in the sanctuary. This reminds us of how Jesus was stripped of his garments before his crucifixion. Members of the congregation then sit in silent reflection before leaving in silence.