We started our Palm Sunday celebrations with the Blessing of Palms, the reading of the Gospel and a procession into church singing “All Glory, Laud and Honour”. When we arrived in church we sang the introit hymn “Ride on, ride on in majesty”. The Mass continued in the normal away with the Passion Gospel read in a dramatic form. During the Communion the choir sang “Drop, drop slow tears” to the the music by Orlando Gibbons.
Despite the clocks going forward we had a good attendance with nobody arriving late!
Tomorrow Father Martin, Father Mervyn and some members of the congregation will be attending the CHRISM MASS at Chelmsford Cathedral at 12 noon at which the Principal Celebrant will be the Right Reverend Keith Newton SSC, Bishop of Richborough