On Holy Saturday the church was given a thorough spring clean before it was decorated for Easter and the Easter Garden prepared.
At 5.30 a.m. on Easter Day morning, Father Martin, the choir, servers and congregation gathered at St. Augustine’s Church to keep the Easter Vigil with the lighting of the New Fire, lighting the Paschal Candle, the singing of The Exsultet, with the readings of the Vigil including a celebration of the first Mass of Easter with the blessing of water in the font and the renewal of Baptismal Promises. After the service breakfast was served in the Church Hall.
At the 10.00 a.m. Solemn Mass the Easter Garden was blessed. Later that day we came together again for Evensong according to the Book of Common Prayer followed by Benediction. At all the services Father Mervyn played the organ. The services were well supported.