The Christian faith is in decline in Britain. Surveys in recent years have shown that the majority of the population claim to have no religion. During this Holy Week Angela Tilby addresses some of the reasons for this loss of faith and explores what it might mean for those who persist in believing (or at least in trying to believe). The drama of Holy Week is the back drop for a new exploration of the basics of Christian faith, and a new challenge to take up the Christian life in the confidence that it rings true in the depths and heights of our humanity.

Palm Sunday 25th March

8:00am Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion

9:50am Palm Blessing at St Margaret’s, followed by procession to St Giles

10:30am Holy Communion  – Address ‘The end of the road’

6:00pm Evening Prayer

Monday 26th March

8:00pm Eucharist – Address: ‘The end of faith’

Tuesday 27th March

8:00pm Eucharist – Address: ‘The end of reason’

Wednesday 28th March

8:00pm Eucharist – Address: ‘The end of freedom’

Maundy Thursday 29th March

8:00pm Sung Eucharist – Address: ‘The end of humanity’

Good Friday 30th March

10:00am Children’s Good Friday Service

Noon Three Addresses with hymns and readings


  • The empty cross
  • The crucifix
  • The nine pointed cross

1:30pm Solemn Liturgy

Holy Saturday 31st March

6:00pm Easter Vigil

9:00pm Service of Light and First Eucharist of Easter – Address: ‘The end of time’

Easter Sunday 1st April

8:00am Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion

10:30am Parish Eucharist

6:00pm Evening Prayer

Angela Tilby is a writer, broadcaster and theological educator. After a career in radio and television production she was ordained in 1997. She taught church history and spirituality for the Cambridge Theological Federation and then became vicar of St Benet’s Church in Cambridge. She came to Oxford in 2011 as Diocesan Canon of Christ Church and as Adviser on Ministerial Development. She is a Canon Emeritus of Christ Church and now lives in Portsmouth