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Maundy Thursday: Agape Meal, Mass and Vigil

  • St Nicholas Church Aberfeldy Street London, England, E14 0NU United Kingdom (map)

Tonight we remember the Last Supper - the meal Jesus ate with his disciples before going to the Mount of Olives where he was deserted by his friends and arrested. 

This is a simple meal together during which we tell the story of our saviour God and the Last Supper. We share Holy Communion together and afterwards we sit and watch until midnight. You are welcome to leave after the meal, to leave and come back or to stay for some or all of the the Watch. We need an idea of how many people will be at the meal, so if you are planning to come, please do let us know.

At the end of the service the Blessed Sacrament is carried to the Altar of Repose, which reminds us of the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus spent his last night in prayer before he was betrayed.  The Church is stripped bare and we take it in turns to remain there, watching and praying with Jesus.

The church will stay open until midnight.