Maundy Thursday - Chrism Eucharist and Renewal of Ordination Vows

In person only

As we move through Holy Week, clergy and lay ministers from across the Diocese gather together to renew their commitment to service and ministry as well as blessing the oils that will be used in the year ahead. 

In Southwark Cathedral, we endeavour at the Chrism Eucharist on Maundy Thursday to source Palestinian Olive Oil for the Blessing of the Oils, which are distributed to our parishes for these sacramental ministries of anointing the sick with prayer for healing, baptism and confirmation. We shall be praying for olive farmers in the West Bank and the whole of Palestine, and for peace with justice for all the people of the Holy Land where our Lord Jesus Christ lived and died and rose again.