Rome’s Easter church services in English

English-language religious services in Rome during Easter Week. The Vatican Easter ceremonies are being conducted by the newly-elected Pope Francis who, in addition to the public events, will celebrate the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday at Rome's Casal del Marmo juvenile prison where he will wash the feet of the prisoners in an ancient pre-Easter Christian tradition.

VATICAN CEREMONIES

28 March. Holy Thursday. Chrismal Mass, Vatican Basilica, 09.30. Mass of the Lord's Supper, Casal del Marmo, 17.30.

29 March. Good Friday. Papal Mass, Vatican Basilica 17.00, Way of the Cross, Colosseum 21.15.

30 March. Holy Saturday. Easter Vigil, Vatican Basilica 20.30.

31 March. Easter Sunday. Mass, St Peter's Square 10.15. "Urbi et Orbi" blessing 12.00.

Please note that tickets (free of charge) are required for all ceremonies listed above, except the Way of the Cross at the Colosseum, and the Holy Thursday evening Mass at Casal del Marmo which is not open to the public. For further information contact the Prefecture of the Pontifical Household, tel. 0669884857.

EASTER CHURCH SERVICES IN ENGLISH

All Saints' Anglican Church, Via del Babuino 153/b, tel. 0636001881

28 March. Maundy Thursday 19.00.

29 March. Good Friday 15.00-18.00.

31 March. Easter Sunday Vigil and First Mass 06.00. Festal sung Eucharist and blessing of Easter Garden 10.30.

Ponte S. Angelo Methodist Church, Piazza Ponte S. Angelo 68, tel. 0668768314

31 March. Easter Sunday 10.30.

Pontifical Irish College (Roman Catholic), Via dei SS. Quattro 1, tel. 06772631

28 March. Holy Thursday 18.00.

29 March. No Good Friday service this year due to Irish College seminarians serving at the Vatican.

30 March. Holy Saturday Vigil 21.00.

31 March. Easter Sunday 10.00.

Rome Baptist Church, S. Lorenzo in Lucina 35, tel. 066876652

28 March. Maundy Thursday 19.00.

29 March. Church open 07.00-19.00 for personal prayer. Serata di Canto music service 19.00.

31 March. Sunrise Service at Pincio 07.00, followed by Resurrection Sunday Breakfast 08.45. Easter Resurrection Service 10.30.

St Andrew's Presbyterian Church of Scotland, Via XX Settembre 7, tel. 064827627

28 March. Maundy Thursday service 06.30.

31 March. Easter Sunday worship. 11.00

St Isidore’s College (Roman Catholic), Via degli Artisti 41, tel. 064885359.

31 March. Easter Sunday 10.00.

St Francis Xavier dei Caravita (Roman Catholic), Via della Caravita 7

28 March. Maundy Thursday 19.00.

29 March. Good Friday 15.00.

30 March. Easter Vigil 21.00.

31 March. Easter Sunday 11.00.

St Patrick’s (Roman Catholic), Via Buoncompagni 31, tel. 0642903787

28 March. Holy Thursday 19.00.

29 March. Good Friday 17.00.

30 March. Holy Saturday 19.00.

31 March. Easter Sunday 10.00.

St Paul’s Within-the-Walls (Episcopal), Via Nazionale, corner Via Napoli 58, tel. 064883339

28 March. Maundy Thursday. Holy Eucharist with washing of feet 19.00.

29 March. Good Friday. Stations of the Cross 18.30. Liturgy 19.00.

31 March. Easter Vigil at All Saint's Church 06.00. Sung Holy Eucharist Rite II with Church school, nursery and youth group 10.30.

S. Silvestro in Capite (Roman Catholic), Piazza S. Silvestro 1, tel. 066797775

28 March. Holy Thursday 17.00.

29 March. Stations of the Cross (in Italian) 15.00, Passion Liturgy in English 17.00.

30 March. Easter Vigil 20.00.

31 March. Easter Sunday 10.00, 17.30.

S. Susanna American Church (Roman Catholic), Via XX Settembre 15, tel. 0642014554

28 March. Holy Thursday 18.00.

29 March. Good Friday 18.00.

30 March. Easter Vigil 20.00.

31 March. Easter Sunday 09.00, 10.30.

Venerable English College (Roman Catholic), Via di Monserrato 45, tel. 066868546

28 March. Maundy Thursday 19.30.

29 March. Solemn Celebration of the Passion 15.00.

30 March. Easter Vigil 21.30.

31 March. Easter Sunday 10.00.

Rice Bowl Appeal

Every year during the six weeks of Lent, Churches Together, an ecumenical body comprising 11 mainly English-speaking churches in Rome, raises money for the annual Rice Bowl Appeal. The 2013 project "Economic Empowerment Project in Eastern Rwanda" is raising funds to help eradicate malnutrition by teaching orphans to produce food for themselves and their families and as an income-generating activity. Envelopes are available from the city’s participating churches and donations are to be returned by 7 April.