This was the scene greeting parishioners who joined together to pray the Office of Readings for Holy Saturday. A bare church with a forceful reminder of what had happened yesterday on Good Friday - the Crucifix which we had venerated during the solemn liturgy taking centre stage on the stripped altar; our crucified Lord flanked on either side by the simplest of wooden candlesticks . . .
It was encouraging to see a good number coming along to pray the Office together. Not long afterwards our flower arrangers got to work to transform the barren space into a place of beauty, all ready to receive our Risen Lord at the Easter Vigil and the First Mass of the Resurrection this evening.
Here are just a few shots to give a flavour of how it looks but the photographs don't really do it justice.
Our Easter Garden . . .
Still waiting . . .
St Ann . . .
If you'd to see more, please join us for the Easter Vigil at 8pm this evening. All are warmly invited!