The Stations in our church at Leatherhead were designed by Eric Gill and were completed in 1924. They depict the 14 traditional Stations of the Cross. As one moves from Station to Station, it is customary to sing a verse of the 'Stabat Mater'; alternatively, the 'Our Father', 'Hail Mary' and 'Glory Be' may be said instead.

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Opening Reading & Prayer

All I want is to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and to share his sufferings by reproducing the pattern of his death. That is the way I can hope to take my place in the resurrection of the dead. Not that I have become perfect yet: I have not yet won, but I am still running, trying to capture the prize for which Christ Jesus captured me.
[Phil. 3:10 - 12]

Dómine Jesu Christe, tu tam amánter hanc viam ingréssus es, ut mortem pro me obíres; ego vero multóties eo devéni, ut te contémnerem. Nunc autem ex tota ánima mea amo te, et quia te amo, pænitet me ex íntimo corde quod tibi displícui. Ignósce mihi, et pátere ut in hac via me tibi cómitem adjúngam. Tu, amóre mei ductus, pergis ad locum ubi pro me moritúrus es, et ego vicíssim, tui amóre ductus, desídero te comitári, ut una tecum, amantíssime Redémptor, moriar. O mi Jesu, volo conjúnctim tecum et vívere et mori.
[St. Alphonsus Maria Liguori]
Lord Jesus Christ, you have set out on this journey with such love that you will die for me; yet many times I have strayed so far that I have barely thought of you. But now I love you with all my soul, and because I love you I repent with my whole heart for having offended you. Forgive me, and allow me to join you as a companion on this journey. You, led by love for me, are going on to the place where you will be dying for me; I, in my turn, led by love for you, wish to accompany you so that, dearest Redeemer, I may die with you. Oh my Jesus, I want to live and to die always united to you.

If you wish to start or continue from a certain Station, please select the Station from below:
[#1: Jesus is condemned to death]  [#2: Jesus receives the cross]  [#3: Jesus falls the first time]
[#4: Jesus is met by his Blessed Mother]  [#5: The cross is laid upon Simon of Cyrene]  [#6: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus]
[#7: Jesus falls the second time]  [#8: The women of Jerusalem mourn for our Lord]  [#9: Jesus falls for the third time]
[#10: Jesus is stripped of his garments]  [#11: Jesus is nailed to the cross]  [#12: Jesus dies on the cross]
[#13: Jesus is given to His mother]  [#14: Jesus is placed in the Sepulchre]  [Prayer before the High Altar]