Bulletin for 28 April, Easter 2

Bulletin for 28 April

Easter Day at Holy Trinity Church, Sunday 21 April 2019

Easter celebrations at Holy Trinity began with Eucharist at 8.00 am, which was followed by Junior Church Communion at 9.30 am and Festal Eucharist at 10.30 am. Holy Trinity had been beautifully decorated with flowers and a lovely Easter Garden, which was blessed during the 10.30 am service, for which the church was packed.

Easter garden

Easter flowers

Easter flowers

Easter cross

 

Easter breakfast, Sunday 21 April, 2019

The Friends of St. Tudno’s Church cooked a breakfast of bacon baps or veggie burgers after the daybreak Easter Vigil service at St. Tudno’s. As the church has rather limited facilities the cooking was performed with plug in heaters in the porch.

 

Easter breakfast

Easter Day at St. Tudno’s Church, Sunday 21 April 2019

On Easter morning 29 “early birds” gathered at St. Tudno’s for the Easter Vigil service at 5.00 am. These included four visitors, one of whom had cycled up the Orme and another of whom had walked up. With the sky just starting to lighten and an almost full moon overhead, a fire was lit outside the church and Archdeacon Mary led the opening prayers.  Martin then attempted to light St. Tudno’s Paschal Candle from the fire but though it was relatively un-windy (for this location!) this wasn’t possible. The candle was lit in the church and the light passed from hand to had as the congregation entered. The service continued by candlelight until after the Peace and included the first Eucharist of Easter. The Friends of St. Tudno’s cooked a breakfast of bacon baps or veggie burgers and everyone went outside to watch a beautiful sunrise, with the sun reflected on the sea. What a beautiful start to Easter Day!

Easter Vigil at St. Tudno's Church

Easter Vigil at St. Tudno's Church

Easter Vigil at St. Tudno's Church

Easter Vigil at St. Tudno's Church

 

Calendar for May 2019



Holy Saturday, 20 April 2019

On Holy Saturday an Easter Vigil took place at Holy Trinity at 7.00 pm; this began outside with lighting Holy Trinity’s new Paschal Candle from a new fire and continued by candlelight in the church, with a baptism and renewal of baptismal vows.

Holy Saturday service

Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, 18 – 19 April 2019

The Maundy Thursday Choral Eucharist of the Last Supper at Holy Trinity included the washing of feet and concluded with stripping of the altars.

On Good Friday the children’s workshop in Holy Trinity church hall was well attended, as was the Cytûn Act of Witness in the church grounds, before a service of the Last Hour of the Cross at 2.00 pm.

Good Friday service

 

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.

Stations of the Cross, Tuesday in Holy Week, 16 April 2019

Stations of the Cross used vibrant images painted by the Benedictine sisters of Turvey Abbey, showing Jesus journey to the cross.  The images were set out as Stations around Holy Trinity Church. At each Station there were suggestions for prayer, meditation or symbolic actions and those taking part could follow the Stations in their own time.

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross was followed by a simple Table Eucharist in the church hall.

Table Eucharist

Palm Sunday, 14 April 2019

Palm crosses were given out at each of the Palm Sunday services and the 10.30 am service included a procession around Holy Trinity Church, led by a donkey.

Palm Sunday procession