Maundy Thursday 5pm on Thursday, 18th April
We commemorate Jesus’ final meal with his disciples. The word ‘Maundy’ comes from the Latin word for ‘Commandment’. At this meal, Jesus raises his Golden Rule ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’ to the status of a New Commandment: ‘Love one another as I have loved you.’ He exemplifies this by washing the feet of his disciples – the act of a humble servant. This meal, of course, is the foundation of our Eucharist. At this service we celebrate this Eucharist and also recommit ourselves to living our lives in obedience to this commandment.
At the end of this service, by tradition, we prepare the church for Good Friday by making it as plain and bare as possible.