Maundy Thursday falls on Thursday 1st April this year, and will be marked by a service of Holy Communion at 12.15 pm in the Chaplaincy room, Tramsheds, Glyntaf campus. All students and staff will be welcome.

This annual celebration commemorates the day when Jesus Christ broke bread with his followers, washed their feet, and told them that he was giving them a new commandment – “to love one another”. In Latin, “commandment” became “mandatum”, which passed into English as “Maundy”.

There is no Roman Catholic service on campus for Maundy Thursday. The Chrism Mass with Archbishop Peter Smith is celebrated at 11.30 a.m. in St David’s Cathedral in Cardiff. The evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper takes place at 8.00 p.m. at St Dyfrig’s Church in Treforest.

If you are resident in Cardiff, Pontypridd or Merthyr for Easter and wish to find times of Easter services, you can obtain the contact details of a church near you from glamfaith.org .

Many Christian Churches in Pontypridd join together for a walk of witness through the town centre on Good Friday. Meet at the town museum by the old bridge at 11.45 on Good Friday. A simple lunch is available afterwards at St David’s Uniting Church .

Our Tuesday lunch project, Chewsdays , is closed on 30th March and 6th April, re-opening on Tuesday April 13th.

All the Chaplains wish students and staff a very happy Easter break.