What is Holy Week?
Holy Week is the name given to the week beginning on Palm Sunday, and ending on Easter Sunday. This will be an unusual Holy Week because our churches are closed, but there are still plenty of ways to engage with the story of Jesus's death and resurrection.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to see details of events and services that are being live-streamed this week. And if you have any questions about why Jesus had to die, what evidence there is for the resurrection, click on our frequently-asked questions here.
As you journey through Holy Week, some of these videos might be helpful, to watch yourself or to share with others in your congregation.
Havant Passion Play 2019
Christians from Havant, Leigh Park, Bedhampton and Rowlands Castle worked together to present a play telling the story of Jesus's final week, including his crucifixion and resurrection. These highlights might help you to recall the events that we are celebrating this week:
The Garden of Gethsemane
Bishop Christopher reflects on the sacrifice Jesus made for us, as he visits the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem with curates from our diocese in January 2018:
Reflections on the empty tomb
The Rev Andrew Goy, former curate of Church of the Good Shepherd, Crookhorn, reflects on the empty tomb during a visit to the Holy Land in 2018:
Resources for Holy Week
Journey to the Cross: a Holy Week resource for families
Journey to the Cross is a resource for families with children of all ages to journey through the events of Holy Week together. It offers a Bible reading or video to watch for each day of Holy Week with an interactive activity you can do using things around your home. It also includes a reflection sheet to record your experiences on this journey together.