Below are the various parish activities over Lent and Easter.

Click here for the full Lent leaflet for activities organised by St Paul’s Poynton -> Lent 2019 Leaflet v6

Click here for the full Easter card of activities organised by St Paul’s Poynton -> Holy Week and Easter

Click here for information on Lent and Easter activities at St Alban’s Macclesfield -> Lent 2019 at St Albans

St Paul’s Parish

Lent 2019

Ash Wednesday: Distribution of ashes on Wednesday 6th March.

  • 9:30am in St Paul’s Primary School, Marley Road.
  • 7:30pm in St Paul’s Church.

Each week in Lent:

Monday: Morning Prayers of the church at 9:20am before the 9:30am Word and Communion service.

Tuesday: Stations of the Cross at 9:20am before the 9:30am Word & Communion service. For more information about the Stations of the Cross -> The Journey to the Cross v2 web

Wednesday: Morning Prayers of the church at 9:20am before the 9:30am Word and Communion service.

Thursday: Stations of the Cross at 7:20pm before the 7:30pm Mass.

Friday: Morning Prayers of the church at 9:20am before the 9:30am Word and Communion service.


  • Confession available between 5:30pm to 6:00pm from 9th March to 13th April.
  • Vigil Mass at 6:30pm

Sunday: Sunday Mass at 10:00am

Special Lent events:

Study Group: the Parish Study group met to discuss the Sacraments on Wednesdays 13, 20 and 27 March 7.30 – 9pm. More information -> Parish Study Group short series on The Sacraments v5 (web site)
A Walk with Jesus to the Cross: Friday 5th April at 4-15pm to 5pm in St Paul’s Church. In this short service, we will explore with you the importance of this journey and Easter, and it’s relevance to us in our journey today -> A walk with Jesus to the Cross Invitation v1
Mass of Reconciliation: 9th April at 7.30pm. This Lenten Penitential Mass is a time of reconciliation and reflection, and to receive the individual sacrament of reconciliation. To read the examination of conscious used in this Mass, click here -> Lent Penitential Mass Examination of Conscience – Reader’s sheet v3

Holy Week and Easter 2019

For our parish card containing Holy Week and Easter parish services please click on these links:

St Pauls Holy Week and Easter card v4 Isabelle standard

St Pauls Holy Week and Easter card v4 Madison standard

Pictures for our Easter service cards were produced by pupils of St Paul’s Primary School, Poynton.

A poster for Holy Week is also available -> Holy Week 2019 poster v3

Palm Sunday 2019

Saturday 12th April: Palm Sunday Vigil Mass, 6.30pm. Start of Passiontide.

Sunday 13th April: Palm Sunday Mass, 10:00am. A commemoration of the arrival of Jesus into Jerusalem.

Holy Week 2019

Tuesday 16th April: No Word and Communion service.

Thursday 18th April: Maundy Thursday, Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 8.00pm. We are called to lives of service to our brothers and sisters.

Friday 19th April: Good Friday morning, from 10-10:30am. A short service examining the journey of Jesus to the Cross and what it says to us today. All ages welcome.

Friday 19th March: Solemn Celebration of the Lord’s Passion and Death, 3.00pm.

Easter 2019

Saturday 20th April: Easter Vigil, 8.00pm. In the darkness, the new light shines as Christ is risen.

Sunday 21st April: Easter Sunday Mass, 10.00am. Family Mass for Easter.

St Alban’s Parish

Additional information on Lent and its meaning come be found at St Alban’s – Lent information and activities. Their full Lent calendar is at -> St Alban’s Lent Diary 2019

St Alban’s Parish: Lent Home Groups
The Diocesan Pastoral Theme for 2019 is ‘Called to Holiness – Gifted for Mission’. The Lent home groups in St Alban’s Parish are reflecting on Sherry Weddell’s book ‘Forming Intentional Disciples’. You are welcome to join these Lent home groups, details are on the noticeboard at the back of church, and this leaflet -> 2019 Lent Home Groups flyer

If you are interested, there are several video talks by Sherry Weddell on YouTube, click here -> Sherry Weddell on YouTube.