Why not enjoy Easter the traditional way at one of St Albans’ churches?

Christians will be celebrating Easter this weekend.

Christians will be celebrating Easter this weekend. - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Churches across St Albans are preparing to celebrate Easter this weekend - why not join them?

Hallelujah! Christ is Risen! That’s the cry that will go up in churches across St Albans, Harpenden and the surrounding district on Easter Sunday (April 16th).

Local Christians will join with millions of others across the world to celebrate that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, rose from the dead and lives today.

The celebration comes just days after Good Friday, when Christians recall Christ’s suffering and death, and share in sombre reflection. Christ’s resurrection offers the promise of a new beginning, a fresh start in life for anyone who puts their trust in God and seeks to follow him.

Rev Peter Crumpler

Associate Minister, St Leonard’s Church, Sandridge

Good Friday

Most Read

Dagnall Street Baptist Church - 10.15am, reflective worship

Marlborough Road Methodist Church - 10.30am, all-age worship

Hatfield Road Methodist Church - 10.30am, service of music and reflection

St Mary’s, Marshalswick - 11am - worship and activities for all ages; 1.30pm, liturgy of the day

Homewood Road United Reformed Church - 2pm, Good Friday meditation ‘Thirty Pieces of Silver’

Ridgeway Church, Sandringham School - 11am, short reflective service

St Nicholas’, Harpenden - 9.15am, all-age service

St Mary’s, Kinsbourne Green - 9am, Stations of the Cross; 4pm, children’s activity and service

All Saints, Station Road, Harpenden - 1.30pm, procession from Sauncey Wood School to All Saints followed by short act of witness.

New Testament Church of God, Fleetville Community Centre - 10am, reflective service

St Leonard’s, Sandridge - 2pm, an hour’s meditation at the Cross

St Paul’s, St Albans - 10.30am, Good Friday service and all-ages activities; 2pm, hour at the Cross reflective service

St Mary’s, Redbourn - 10am, all-ages Good Friday service; 1.30pm, Good Friday liturgy

Vineyard St Albans - 12pm, Good Friday meditation

Marshalswick Baptist Free Church - 3pm, Good Friday reflection

Thirlmere Church - 10.30am, walk of witness

St Albans Cathedral - 8.30am, morning prayer; 10am, pre-school children’s service; 12noon, three hours devotion; 5pm, evening prayer; 8pm, unity at the Cross

Spicer Street Church - 10.30am, Good Friday service

St Luke’s Church - 2pm, hour before the Cross

The Salvation Army, St Albans - 10.30am, worship

St Peter’s St Albans - 10am, Messy Church all-age service; 12 noon, meditations at the Cross; 2pm, walking the way of the Cross; 6.30pm, choral evensong

St Michael’s, St Albans - 12noon, Good Friday liturgy; 1pm, preaching the Cross; 2pm, children’s service

St Julian’s Church, Watling Street - 4pm, Good Friday children and family service

St Stephen’s Church, Watling Street - 2pm, an hour at the Cross.

SS Alban and Stephen RC Church, Beaconsfield Road - 12noon, children’s Stations of the Cross; 3pm, liturgy of The Passion; 6.30pm, Stations of the Cross; 7.20pm - Procession with the Cross to the Abbey for ecumenical service.

Easter Sunday

Dagnall Street Baptist Church - 9am, communion; 10.30am family worship; 6.30pm, evening worship

Marlborough Road Methodist Church - 8.30am, holy communion; 10.30am, all-age communion

St Albans Quaker Meeting, Upper Lattimore Road - 10.30am, peaceful meeting open to all

Hatfield Road Methodist Church - 9am, communion; 10.30am, all-age celebration; 7pm, reflective quiet service

St Mary’s, Marshalswick - 9.30am, parish eucharist with renewal of baptist vows

Trinity United Reformed Church, Beaconsfield Road - 8.30am, breakfast; 10am, worship

Park Street Baptist Church - 10.30am, all-age Easter Day celebration

Homewood Road United Reformed Church - 10.30am, Easter celebration, ‘Easter Changes Everything’

Ridgeway Church, Sandringham School - 10am, Easter Day services

St Nicholas’ Church, Harpenden - 8am, holy communion; 9.30am, sung eucharist; 11.30am, morning praise with holy communion; 6.30pm, said holy communion

St Mary’s, Kinsbourne Green - 9.30am, family communion for Easter

All Saints Church, Harpenden - 10.30am, joint worship after Easter communion

Thirlmere Church - 10.30am, Easter family celebration

New Testament Church of God, St Albans - 10.30am, holy communion

St Leonard’s, Sandridge - 10am, all-age celebration followed by Easter egg hunt

St Paul’s, St Albans - 8am, Easter Sunday holy communion; 10.30am, all-age Easter celebration with holy communion

St Mary’s, Redbourn - 6am, Easter vigil and parish breakfast; 8am, holy communion; 10am, all-age family eucharist followed by Easter egg hunt; 12noon holy communion; 6.30pm, Easter choral evensong

Vineyard Church - 9.30am, 11.30am, Easter Sunday guest services

St Albans Cathedral - 8am, eucharist with hymns; 9.30am, parish eucharist; 11.15am, matins; 6.30pm, solemn evensong

Spicer Street Church - 9.30am, 11.15am and 6.30pm, Easter Sunday services

St Luke’s, St Albans - 10.30am, Easter all-age celebration with communion

The Salvation Army, St Albans - 10.30am, worship

St Peter’s, St Albans - 9.30am, all-age holy communion; 11.15am, choral matins; 6.30pm, choral evensong

Chiswell Green United Reformed Church - 9.30am, family service

Bethany Community Church, St George’s School, Harpenden - 10.30am, dynamic guest service

St Mary’s, Childwick Green - 11.15am, festival communion

St Michael’s, St Albans - 9.30am, festival communion

St Julian’s, Abbots Avenue - 9.30am, holy communion

SS Alban and Stephen RC Church, Beaconsfield Road - 8am mass; 9.30am, mass; 11.30am, mass

St Stephen’s, Watling Street - 5.45am, dawn service; 8am, holy communion; 10am, parish Easter communion; 6.30pm, holy communion.