Services and activities for Holy Week and Easter

Maundy Thursday

Holy Communion in church at 7.30 pm

Good Friday

Experience Easter in the Church Garden – all day and each day until the end of Easter week

Easter Sunday  

8 am Holy Communion in church

10 am Holy Communion in church

You can also join the 10 am service on Zoom. To join in, e-mail for the link or see our weekly notice sheet.

Holy Communion following the Book of Common Prayer service will be streamed on YouTube at 11.15

6 pm Evening Prayer in church

Easter Monday

10 am – 12 noon

Celebratory bike ride round all four churches of the Benefice of Clitheroe with Chatburn and Downham starting from St. Leonard’s Downham at 10 am

Service times


8 am Short service of Holy Communion

10 am Short service of Holy Communion

6 pm Evening Prayer


4pm Online Children’s Church

Follow the links on our home page to join in.


10.30 am Holy Communion (suspended  until further notice)


Children and families

We have special services for all age-groups, and most Sundays we have children’s activities running at the same time as the main Sunday morning worship.

For those not at school yet or in Reception or Year 1, JAM has lots of things to do in the choir vestry inside church. For those in Year 2 or above at school, TOAST has fun Bible-based activities and things to make in St Mary’s Centre opposite church. Children are welcome to go along with the others when they leave the service just after the start, and their accompanying adults are able to go with them or stay in church as they wish. (Sorry, there’s no actual toast or jam, but there are drinks and biscuits at the end of the service!)

If you want to know more about our community here, please help yourself to a Welcome Pack from the table at the back of church – it has the details of everyone you might want to contact in it, and can give you a flavour of our worship, life and witness here at St Mary Magdalene’s Church.