Maundy Thursday – 18 April
At 7.30pm – “Signs & Shadows” – a Service with Holy Communion
(The Service will also include washing of feet)
- Maundy Thursday is the fifth day of Holy Week – the final week of Lent, which begins on Palm Sunday and runs up until Easter.
- It gets its name from the Latin word ‘mandare’, from which we get the word ‘command’. Christians remember Jesus’s command: “Love one another as I have loved you.”
- This is the day when Christians remember Jesus sharing the Last Supper with his disciples before his death on Good Friday.
- At the Last Supper Jesus washed the disciples’ feet as an act of humility. Foot washing during a Maundy Thursday service is a reminder of how Jesus served others and of the kind of service Christians are meant to demonstrate to others.