Palm Sunday this year was a joyful occasion, unlike 2020 when we were in Covid lockdown. The service began as in the past, with the blessing of palms at the South Road entrance to the church. The congregation then processed into the church singing “Hosanna in the highest”.
The service continued inside with people able to take communion in both kinds for the first time in many months.
A team of volunteers had helped Fr William decorate the church with so many palms it felt like being in the jungle.
In the afternoon, the youth of the parish did a Passion Presentation with readings and modern contemporary songs which the congregation were invited to join in singing.
We now look forward to Holy Week and Easter celebrations.