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ALLELUIA! CHRIST IS RISEN.
HE IS RISEN INDEED. ALLELUIA
ST MARY'S NOTICE BOARD FOR EASTER
The full text today's Morning, Evening and Night Prayer plus Prayer during the Day can be found at Daily Prayer on the Church of England website (scroll down that page).
St Mary's is not recording a service this morning because of some technical problems. Instead, we suggest that we join together and follow the Abbey - Click here for live streaming or Access via their website
Listen to a message and some prayers from the Dean of St Albans Cathedral or read them here
At 10am the Abbey was allowed to stream their 2016 Easter Service as broadcast on BBC but, sadly, broadcasting rights mean that they could only use it "live" and are not allowed to keep it on their website.
Two great Easter Hymns which we usually sing at St Mary's on Easter Sunday - click on links for videos
Jesus Christ is risen today - with lyrics Hereford Cathedral
Thine be the Glory - with lyrics St Mary's, Portsea
See below the St Mary's photos for links to other services
Peppercorn Place and the Easter Garden for Easter Day
The Empty Tomb
The Easter Garden
Below are some photos from St Mary's Church at the Easter Day Parish Communion 2019
The Paschal Candle
Final Procession to
|Easter Egg Hunt |
after the Service
Links to other Easter Services:
CHURCH OF ENGLAND Easter Service with The Archbishop of Canterbury
Celebrate Easter Sunday at home this year with a service from Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby's kitchen. Readings will be led by Bishop of Dover, the Rt Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin, and Caroline Welby. Theodore Levings, a 10-year-old member of All Saints church in Canterbury, will lead prayers.
St Saviour’s - Easter Liturgy A service from one of our neighbouring parishes
This combines the Easter Eve Vigil and the Easter Morning Services. You can watch it all or, for Easter Sunday Service only, start watching after the Vigil (around 35 minutes in) St Saviour's print the words for the congregation on the screen.
WATCH A SERVICE ON TELEVISION - 11.25 am on BBC ONE
The Very Reverend Kathy Jones leads the Easter Sunday service from Bangor Cathedral in north Wales. The preacher is the Right Reverend Andy John, Bishop of Bangor. The programme will also be available shortly shortly after transmission.
SING RESURRECTION ON EASTER SUNDAY Churches Together in Britain and Ireland called on all who want to celebrate the resurrection to go outside at 10am on Easter Sunday and sing Jesus Christ is Risen Today and Thine be the Glory at the top of their voices! Click the link for more information and the words. Why not just sing them anyway - at any time. See the links to videos of them above.
CANDLE OF HOPE Churches Together in England - Call to prayer on Sundays at 7.00pm