Holy Week at St Mary’s 2021

“And yet ours were the sufferings He bore,

ours the sorrows He carried”.

Isaiah 53: 5

How to book Mass for Palm Sunday and the Easter Triduum


  • Attendance at Mass on Palm Sunday and over the Easter Triduum needs to be booked in advance.

  • The capacity of the church with social distancing is 60, once this limit is reached it will not be possible to admit any more so please book early to avoid disappointment.

  • Booking will open on Monday 22nd March

  • Please use this link to book online: http://parish.rcdow.org.uk/finchleyeast/events

  • If you are not online, you may book by phone on 07592 183178. This service is ONLY for those with no internet access.

  • When booking you will need to give your name, contact number and the number of people you are booking for.

  • Please only book for your own household (or bubble!) - not your neighbours and friends.

Opportunity for Reconciliation before Easter

Father Peter will be available to hear confessions for 10 minutes following Mass on Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th March.

There will also be a dedicated time for reconciliation on Holy Thursday with confessions heard between 10-11am, 2-3pm and 6-7pm.

All confessions will be heard in the church, face-to-face with space for
privacy and social distance . You must wear a mask.

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Mass Times over Holy week


Saturday 27th March

Vigil Mass (of Palm Sunday) 5:00pm

Sunday 28th March - Palm Sunday
Sunday Masses 10am and 11.30am

Monday 29th March

Mass 7pm (no need to book)

Tuesday 30th March

Mass 10am (no need to book)

Wednesday 31st March

No Mass

Easter Triduum

Thursday 1st April - Holy Thursday
Reconciliation available in the church 10-11am, 2-3pm, 6-7pm
Mass of the Lord’s Supper 8pm

Friday 2nd April - Good Friday
Outdoor Family Stations of the Cross from 11am
The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ 3pm
(Please bring a crucifix from home with you to this Mass)
Prayer around the Cross 7:30pm


Saturday 3rd April - Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil 8pm

Sunday 4th April - Easter Sunday
Mass 10am and 11.30am

Outdoor Stations of the Cross:

This year, St Mary’s invites you to come and walk the Stations of the Cross outside!

The Stations of the Cross is a beautiful devotion following a series of fourteen stations, or stops, which recall the events on Jesus’s way to the cross. It allows us to pause (‘stop’) and enter reflectively into those last moments of Jesus’s journey of love, and to pray by imagining ourselves on the journey with


From Friday 26th March you are welcome to come, pray and reflect each of the stations around the grounds of St Mary’s. On Good Friday if you come between 11am and 12 noon there will be a special pack for families .


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Online Stations of the Cross:


Click below to join Father Peter on the journey of the Stations of the Cross around St. Mary's for 2021 

Click below for our Stations of the Cross and Stations of the Cross for Families from 2020