Holy week is at the very heart of the Christian faith and christians throughout the world will be celebrating it in a multitude of ways. Here at St Mary’s we will travel through the week seeking to understand our own lives in the light of this story. We will live in the bitter/sweet day of Palm Sunday; rest in the intimacy of Maundy Thursday, recognising both our closeness to Christ and our easy acts of betrayal; we will stand at the foot of Jesus’ cross on Good Friday and pause to remember the ways in which Christ is still being crucified today. We will wait in silence on holy Saturday, alongside all who wait and despair. Then finally on Easter Day, together we will celebrate our conviction that love is stronger than hate, hope stronger than fear and life stronger than death.