Categories: Church, Services

See the Children’s Easter Garden on Easter Day

Members of our Children’s Church have been making their Easter Garden. It includes Jesus’s tomb (in the top left-hand corner of the picture) from which the stone will be rolled away. Do join us at our services on Easter Day.

Our Dawn Vigil at 5.30am starts with the lighting of the brazier outside the church. Led by the full St Michael’s Choir, we then walk with candles into the dark church and, as dawn breaks, the church gradually gets lighter. The service is followed by a full Welsh breakfast (full English with Bucks Fizz). At 10am, the Parish Eucharist of Easter is another Choral service, which is ideal for families. All are welcome. Cathie James, our Master of Ceremonies, explains what happens:

“Easter Day is the day on which we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord. It is the Feast of Feasts, the blessed night when Christ is risen from the dead and opens for us the hope of eternal life. All our faith, our worship and our Christian profession take their meaning from this moment.”  See more at Easter at St Michael & All Angels and our Events Calendar.

Sunday March 27th: Easter Day

5.30am: Dawn Vigil & First Mass of Easter (Please note: Clocks go forward at 2am)
Music: Mass setting – Little Organ Mass – Mozart
Acclamation: Victimae paschali laudes – Plainsong
Motet: Dum transisset – Taverner
Preacher: Fr Neil Evans, Hon Assistant Priest
followed by Parish Breakfast 

10am: Parish Eucharist of Easter
Music: Mass setting – Little Organ Mass – Mozart
Acclamation:  Alle psallite
Anthem: Sing ye the Lord – Bairstow
Preacher: Sarah Lenton

6.30pm Evensong & Benediction
Preacher: Mother Eileen McGregor, Hon Assistant Priest