Service of Shadows, Wednesday in Holy Week, 17 April 2019

A Service of Shadows (Tenebrae) was held at St. Tudno’s Church. This was a joint service with our friends from Aberconwy Mission Area with whom we had shared the series of Lent services of Compline which had been held at the Hospice Chapel. After the candles had been lit the lights were turned out and reading of the Passion Gospel began. After each reading some of the candles were extinguished and towards the end of the service the old Paschal Candle was also extinguished. After a final reading and a period of silent reflection in the darkened church, the Paschal Candle was re-lit as a sign of the Resurrection hope. After the service the altar was stripped in preparation for Maundy Thursday.

Service of Shadows


During the day, quiet day on the theme of Holy Saturday, with a bring-and-share lunch, took place at the Rectory.

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