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Easter Vigil 2010

Easter Vigil at St Margaret's. 

Easter Saturday, started with the adornment of the church and the dressing of the beautiful Easter Cross,
which was laid across the altar on Easter Day.

  At 2.00pm on Easter Saturday Richard Telford read the whole Gospel of St Mark in his beautiful baritone voice. This was a  marathon reading, at one sitting,  which took 2 hours which raised 24 (all gift aided!) for St Margaret's. 
A recording was made to CD - sales of the CD will be used for church funds. 

This was followed at 8.00pm by a special evening service, led by Peter Gibbs.  The congregation walked up a candlelit pathway and awaited the service in darkness.  The vigil began in silence, symbolising the events of the last few days and the grief and bewilderment and fear of the disciples.  Along with candles, and Holy Water  The Gloria was sung.  Followed by The Exsultet, an Easter Proclamation, sung by Peter Gibbs. 

 The service was attended by members from the churches in our benefice along with our friends from Wattisfield URC