This Easter Week.

We are inviting you to connect with the story of the last hours of Jesus’ life in a creative way both inside and outside our churches. 

Inside you will be taken on an interactive prayer journey called One Friday. Our churches will be decorated with a stunning art installation by artist Jenny Hawke. Fourteen stations on the journey, each representing a different theme, will all have fun activities to help connect the Easter story to your own everyday life and experience.

Outside we will recreate the same journey through the Dedham countryside. You may also discover some unusual painted rocks across the village during Holy Week. Thanks to the artistic talents of our school children and community groups, we have organised an alternative egg hunt. If you find a church rock bring it to our Easter Sunday Rise and Shine service and we will gladly exchange it for a real egg!


From Sunday 25th March and throughout Holy Week in both Dedham and Ardleigh churches.


6pm (Ardleigh) Holy Communion with a shared meal. You are invited to bring along bread, cheese or fruit to share.

GOOD FRIDAY – 30th March

10am-12noon (Ardleigh) Come and get together at Ardleigh Church to make an Easter garden and enjoy a hot cross bun. For all ages.

Also 10am-12noon (Dedham)
Enjoy a modern retelling of what happened to Jesus on his journey to the cross.  Meet at Dedham Church as we walk through the village of Dedham.  Walking gear advised.

2pm-3pm (Dedham) Service of readings, songs and meditations.


8.00am Holy Communion (Dedham)
9.30am Rise and Shine (Dedham)
11.00am Eucharist (Ardleigh)
5.00pm Evensong (Dedham)