Easter Eve: Readings and Music by Candlelight
Saturday 20 April 2019
19:30 to 20:45
This is a wonderful experience - beginning in darkness with candlelit readings and carols. Just as we begin to celebrate the joy of Christmas on Christmas Eve, with Crib services and midnight Eucharist, so too on the eve of Easter we begin in the darkness by hearing the story of God's promise to us, to bring freedom and renewal to the world. This storytelling cycle has emerged through thousands of years of history and could last for many hours! However, at St Wilfrid's we hear selected readings, interspersed with anthems from the choir and Easter carols for us all to sing. Afterwards, we celebrate with wine (or juice) and a special Easter cake - braking the Lenten fast together and beginning the festivities.
St Wilfrid's Church,