Welcome to St Alban's, Eastbourne
Alleluia! Christ is risen!
He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
It's the season of Eastertide, the season that stretches from Easter Day through until Pentecost (15 May).
We welcome visitors and would love you to come and share in worship with us. Morning tea fellowship follows our 9.30am worship on Sundays, and our 10am worship on Thursdays.
Prayer for Holy Week
Where have the forty days of Lent gone?
We've had forty days to remember who Jesus is,
Forty days to find out who Jesus is,
Forty days to look and to listen to this man from Nazareth,
this man who walked into the hearts of the people,
this man who "stirred their imagination",
this man who is still walking into the hearts of his people,
still stirring the imagination of the people,
Holy Week is upon us.
We will raise our palms in joyful recognition!
We do know him.
Surely we do know him...
Prayer for Maundy Thursday
God of dirty hands and tired feet,
taking people as they come,
kneeling and healing,
touching where others turn away...
when we are ready to move
from distance to involvement,
from intent to touch,
then you will wash the feet
that tire on rocky roads;
you will care and heal
beyond our expectation.
Prayer for Good Friday
The sky peels back to purple
and thunder slaps the thighs of heaven,
and all the tears of those who grieve
fly up to clouds and are released
and drench the earth.
The ones who see and hear know that all is lost.
The only One named Saviour died upon a cross.
The ones who believed and loved huddle together stunned.
All night long the angels weep.
Prayer for Holy Saturday
On this holy night
the wounded Christ offers hope.
Prayer for Eastertide
Just when I thought
there would be no more light
in the Jerusalem sky,
the Bright and Morning Star
and the darkness has not overcome it.
About St Alban's
St Alban's is the gathering place for a vibrant faith community including ecumenical endeavour, outreach and community engagement.
As well as regular worship and opportunities for prayer and fellowship, activities include a term time rhythm of children and families ministry, an all-comers ‘Pop in and Play’ on Friday mornings, and a community vegetable garden.
Set in a tranquil garden, the lovely historic hundred-year-old church is open daily for visitors and parishioners to enjoy the peaceful surroundings in the presence of God. We welcome you.