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Good Friday 2018

posted 22 Mar 2018, 10:14 by Christine Tucker   [ updated 2 Apr 2018, 03:19 by All Saints' Highfield ]
QUEEN’S CHAPLAIN TO PREACH AT GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE IN HEADINGTON

All Saints’ Church, Lime Walk, Headington continues to maintain the tradition of a Three Hour Service starting at noon on Good Friday. Over the years, a large number of distinguished clergymen have been the guest preachers at this very special service. This year will be no exception as the Reverend John Witheridge, Chaplain to the Queen, will preach.

The Reverend Witheridge has a remarkable record of service to both the Anglican Church and to education. In addition to his Royal chaplaincy, he is an Honorary Cathedral Chaplain at Christ Church, Oxford. He served as Chaplain to Robert Runcie during his term of office as Archbishop of Canterbury. His career in education took him from Head of Religious Studies at Marlborough College, to Conduct (Senior Chaplain) at Eton College, and then Headmaster of Charterhouse School for eighteen years. He is also a historian of the Church and has written ‘The Excellent Dr Stanley’, a biography of the Victorian churchman, Dean Stanley of Westminster.
The Three Hour Service, lasting from noon to three o’clock is a very moving experience, taking place during the most sacred hours of Good Friday when Jesus was on the Cross. Worshippers do not have to stay for the full three hours but they are requested to enter and leave during the singing of a hymn in order to minimise any disruption to the service.

For further information, please contact the Vicar of All Saints’, the Reverend James Cocke on 01865 762536.

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED 22 MARCH 2018