Observe Holy Week with Christ Church

Christ Church Needham invites you to contemplate the final days, death and resurrection of Christ with us during Easter Week. Our observance of Lent began with Ash Wednesday on March 1 and will conclude with Easter on April 16.

  • Sunday, April 9, Palm Sunday, services at 8:15 am (chapel) and 10:00 am (chancel): Blessing of palms and procession. Music includes “Ride On in Majesty” by G. Ives.
  • Maunday Thursday, April 13, 7:00 pm (chancel): Holy Eucharist with foot washing. Music includes “I Give to You a New Commandment” by P. Nardone. 8:00 pm, all-night vigil, concluding at noon Friday. To participate, sign up in Parish Hall or call the office at 781-444-1469.
  • Good Friday, April 14, 12 noon (chancel): This is the traditional Good Friday service from the Book of Common Prayer. The Passion of Christ according to the Gospel of John, a brief homily, and Communion from the Reserved Sacrament are offered.
  • Good Friday, April 14, 6:45 pm: Tenebrae (Latin for Shadows). Experience the re-telling of Christ’s last moments on earth with thunder, lightning, darkness and stillness. Through scripture, prayer and song you will be swept up in the awesomeness of the moment. Service not appropriate for children under 10. Music includes vocal solos by Evelyn Griffin, soprano; Lea Peterson, mezzo; Grant Furgiuele, tenor; Mark Anderson, bass. Choir anthems and flute solos with Bruce Goody: “Precious Jesus” “And the Crowd Cried Out” by J. Althouse.
  • Sunday, April 16, Easter Day, 9:00 am and 11:00 am (both in chancel): Festive choral Holy Eucharist. Charles Raines, organ; Bruce Goody, flute; Mike Peipman, trumpet; Choir. Music includes “Christ the Lord is Risen Today” by D.H. Williams. Easter egg hunt at 10:30!