On Maundy Thursday we celebrated the Lord’s Supper with full ceremonial and ended the service with Benediction. We had an above usual attendance and I insisted on silence before Mass and afterwards in the main body of the chapel.
At 9.45 a.m. on Good Friday members from the Town Centre Churches gathered in the Chapel to prepare to go on the Walk of Witness through the centre of the town. This always begins with a brief service of hymns, prayers and a bible reading which was conducted by the Revd. Francis Acroyd from the Vine United Reformed Church.
At 12 noon we had Stations of the Cross with some of the walkers and others who had come for this devotional service.
Tomorrow, Easter Eve we have the Lighting of the New Fire, Blessing of the Easter Candle and the Easter Garden, the blessing of the font and renewal of Baptism Promises and the first Mass of Easter. This service excludes the Vigil Readings and is designed for those who are not able, because of age or infirmity, to attend their parish church for this wonderful service. It is at 5.00 p.m.