26 March 2018
Clergy from St John the Evangelist and St Matthew’s churches in Redhill will be joining together on Wednesday 28 March to shine the shoes of local shoppers in advance of Maundy Thursday.
Revd John Kronenberg and Revd Dr Stephen Srikantha from St John’s and Revd Andrew Cunnington and Revd Helen Cook from St Matthew’s will be outside the Belfry (High Street entrance, next to Boots) between 12- 2pm.
The shoe polishing, which is free of charge, is inspired by the tradition of washing feet on Maundy Thursday – when Jesus washed the feet of his disciples the day before his trial and crucifixion on Good Friday.
Revd. John Kronenberg, vicar at St John’s said: “Jesus washed his disciples' feet on the night before he died. He held their dirty, dusty feet in his hands. Jesus asked his disciples to love one another as he loved them, serving each other in humility. We are doing this as a sign of Jesus' love for all in Redhill.”
Special services will take place throughout Holy Week and Easter at both St John’s and St Matthew’s.