Series of events and services in Brechin to mark Holy Week

This is the most important week in the church calendar as Holy Week culminates with Easter Sunday.

Brechin Churches Together has organised a series of events and services throughout the area and one of the most interesting is the Cathedral Labyrinth.

Labyrinths have been around for several thousand years.

Their use in Christian contemplation has been taken place for centuries.

One of the most famous labyrinths is inside Chartres Cathedral in France.

The church has long been a source of pilgrimage and many pilgrims walk the labyrinth as a source of peace of meditation.

The rock artist Sting has a labyrinth based on the Chartres design in the garden of his home.

This Saturday as part of Brechin Churches Together Easter Week events there is to be a Brechin Cathedral labyrinth, which will allow worshippers a unique opportunity to spend time in peaceful surroundings with stopping points which allow thought and contemplation.

There are numerous events and services this week in and around Brechin culminating in a special service at Edzell Castle on Sunday morning at 7 am, followed by breakfast in the Church Hall.

Other services and events taking place are on Wednesday (tonight) in St Andrew’s Church 7 pm; Maundy Thursday, April 5 in Gardner Memorial at 7 pm;G ood Friday, April 6 - Walk of Witness (departs from St.Andrews Church, Argyll Street, Brechin at 10 am; Holy Saturday, April 7 - Cathedral Labyrinth at 11 am.

There are many other services including the usual Easter Sunday services and details of these can be found on church websites.