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Various Holy Week Events, 2011

Here are a few phots taken by parishioners capturing some of the events of Holy Week and Easter.   If you have any of your own, please do send them in to us at webmaster@albanstephen.com

Palm Sunday

Passion Sunday saw the unity of Churches Together in Marshalswick with Fr Jerry, the Baptist Free Church Minister Graham Clarke and St Mary's Vicar Gary Russell lead our Palm Processions from our joint gathering in Sherwood Avenue to our respective churches - you can see Fr Jerry with altar servers Michael Cronin and Ruth Grundy leading the procession along Hazelmere Road.  W
e were blessed with good weather and good numbers as we shared palms, praise and prayers

Maundy Thursday

On Maundy Thursday the Church was packed for the Mass of The Lord's Supper, during which our Eucharistic Ministers were reaffirmed, and a number of members of the Congregation had their feet washed by Fr Charles, remembering how Jesus had washed the feet of the Apostles on the night of the Last Supper.


After the Mass of the Last Supper, Fr Charles led the Solemn Procession of the Blessed Sacrament, after which the altar was stripped. The lights were turned down and many parishioners stayed behind in the Church for silent prayer.

Good Friday

Silent Witness

On Good Friday between 12 noon and 3 pm,
parishioners from the various member churchs
of Churches Together in Marshalswick were together
at the Quadrant to bear silent witness to the Cross

Good Friday, Trafalgar Square

A number of Parishioners were at Trafalgar Sq on Good Friday for an open-air re-enactment of the Passion. It was a huge turnout with Christians from all churches. The noise & busyness of Trafalgar Sq with its crowds and buses and taxis made for a more real setting. After the event (which included Jesus' resurrection), Archbishop Vincent Nichols said a few words reminding us that despite the richness and beauty of everything currently surrounding us (The National Gallery, Nelson's Column, the Olympic countdown clock), nevertheless the enactment of the Passion serves as a reminder to us to remember the amazing sacrifice which Our Lord and Saviour made for us two thousand years ago

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