We began our Easter Morning services with a 6am Dawn Eucharist in Bishop Chester’s Wood behind St Michael & All Angels Church to celebrate The Resurrection of Christ.
Despite the gloomy weather forecast we were blessed with a sunny dawn and members from our 3 villages came together in fellowship surrounded by the beauty of God’s Creation with the birds singing and the blackbirds and thrushes hopping around about us.
To ensure the candle didn’t go out during the service Reverend Michael used a candle that could fit into the holder and this was brought into church for our 9.15am service to light the Pascal Candle then it was placed in front of the alter for the duration of the service.
St Michael & All Angels Sunday Club have been working hard making an Easter Garden which was a lovely addition to the Easter Lilies.
Reverend Michael gathered the children round the garden during the service before saying a prayer of blessing.