Holy Week/Easter Services in Bedford

A collection of services collated from some Bedford religious institutions.

Fawn Lake

The annual Easter Dawn Service at Fawn Lake will take place at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 31. Courtesy photo

– An Ecumenical Easter Service will be held at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 31 on the shores of Fawn Lake, at the end of Sweetwater Avenue in Bedford. Lay representatives from many of Bedford’s churches — including this year’s coordinating parish, St. Paul’s Episcopal, and the service’s originator, First Church of Christ (UCC) — will lead the service early on Easter morning. All are welcome to the service. Attendees are also invited to an Easter breakfast following the service, from 7:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. at First Church of Christ, 25 Great Rd. In case of inclement weather, the service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal, 100 Pine Hill Rd.

The First Baptist Church of Bedford is located at 155 Concord Rd. Courtesy photo

First Baptist Church of Bedford

155 Concord Rd., Bedford


Services are held in person and on Facebook.

– Sunday, March 24: Palm Sunday at 10 a.m.

– Saturday, March 30: Family Easter Celebration from 10 a.m. to noon

  • Participate in an Easter egg hunt and circle story time, along with Easter-theme crafts to take home, while enjoying hot chocolate and delicious treats. All are welcome.

Sunday, March 31: Easter Sunday Service at 10 a.m.

  • Celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ through uplifting music, inspirational messages, and fellowship along with an opportunity for reflection and gratitude.
First Church of Christ, Congregational UCC

First Church of Christ, Congregational UCC

25 The Great Road, Bedford

Services are held in person and on YouTube.

Sunday, March 24: Palm Sunday

  • Join us for a special service that starts with Jesus’ triumphant march into Jerusalem. The service will include the distribution of palms to the congregation.

Thursday, March 28: Maundy Thursday

  • Family Service at 5:15 p.m.
  • Community Dinner at 6 p.m.
  • Tenebrae Service at 7 p.m.

Friday, March 29: Good Friday

  • The church will offer a 15-minute “rolling” slide show in the Sanctuary recounting the passion and suffering of Christ, with connections to a contemporary experience, anytime from 3 to 6 p.m.

Sunday, March 31: Easter Sunday

  • Begin the Easter celebration with an ecumenical Easter Service at 6:30 a.m. at Fawn Lake.
  • Join us for the 10 a.m. service at the church as we joyfully celebrate the resurrection of Jesus!
Courtesy photo by Caroline Larson

First Parish in Bedford Unitarian Universalist

75 The Great Road, Bedford

Services are held in person and on Zoom.

Friday, March 29: “Tenebrae/Good Friday” at 7 p.m.

  • Join a special service of sacred music, scripture readings, and poetry while exploring the themes of loss woven into the passion story culminating on Good Friday. Rev. Jamie will offer a short reflection. See the Musical Notes section of the Parishioner for more description of this powerful service that ends in silence and darkness. Please bring a stone to use during a remembrance ritual.

Sunday, March 31: Easter Services

  • Traditional Easter Service at 9 a.m.

Morning is broken! The birds are singing! Spring green is peeking out of the cold ground! It’s Easter morning! Reverend Jamie will be preaching an Easter sermon. Favorite hymns will be included and the adult choir will be singing music which will reflect the uplifting mood of the service. The historic communion silver will make an appearance. And one more thing –remember to wear your Easter bonnets.

  • All-Ages Service at 11 a.m.

Let’s celebrate this season of spring and renewal with songs from the youth choirs and a celebratory service for all ages followed by an Easter Egg Hunt for kids up through fifth grade.


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Lutheran Church of the Savior

426 Davis Road, Bedford


Services are held in person and streamed on the church’s Facebook page; posted to its YouTube page after the service.

All are welcome to follow Jesus from the Triumphal Entry on Palm Sunday, through the mystery of Holy Thursday, into the darkness of Good Friday, and, finally, into the new light of life on Easter, as follows:

  • Palm Sunday March 24 at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
  • Maundy Thursday March 28 at 7 p.m.
  • Good Friday March 29 at 7 p.m.
  • Easter Sunday, March 31 at 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m., and 10:45 a.m.

Parish of St. Michael

90 Concord Road, Bedford


  • Holy Thursday March 28 at 7 p.m.
  • Good Friday March 29 at 3 p.m.
  • Easter Sunday March 30 at 7 p.m. and March 31 at 7:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

100 Pine Hill Road, Bedford


Services are held in person and livestreamed on our YouTube channel; for links and leaflets each week, visit our Worship With Us page.

  • Palm Sunday Procession + Eucharist Sunday, March 24 at 10 a.m.
  • Stations of the Cross Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m.
  • Maundy Thursday ServiceThursday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Labyrinth Walking – Friday, March 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Children’s Holy Week ServiceFriday, March 29 at 4:30 p.m.
  • “Pizza and Passion” – Friday, March 29 at 6 p.m. for the Middle School Youth Group
  • Good Friday ServiceFriday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m.
  • The Great Vigil of EasterSaturday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Easter ServiceSunday, March 31 at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
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