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Liturgy of The Last Supper

Thu March 28 @ 19:30 - Fri March 29 @ 00:00
Bristol Cathedral

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Liturgy of The Last Supper

  • Thu March 28 @ 19:30 - Fri March 29 @ 00:00
  • Bristol Cathedral  - College Green, Bristol

All are welcome to this Choral Eucharist on Maundy Thursday, which recalls Jesus’ final night with his disciples and arrest in the garden of Gethsemane.

Maundy Thursday gets its name from the Latin word mandare meaning to command. We remember Jesus’ command: ‘Love one another as I have loved you’.

At the Last Supper Jesus washed the disciples’ feet and our service will include the symbolic ritual of foot washing. This is not only an important reminder of the nature of Jesus, who we serve, but also the kind of service we are meant to demonstrate in our love for one another.

The service is followed by the option to join us for the Night Watch which recalls how Jesus invited his apostles to stay with him while he prayed. It is extremely powerful to imagine being there with Jesus in the Garden as he prepares to sacrifice himself for our sins.

Luke 22:19-20

Then he took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying,

“This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 

And he did the same with the cup after supper, saying,

“This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.”


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