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…. an engineer, singer and photographer living in Scotland

Easter Day 2010

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East End Reredos, Pascal Candle and Chandelier at Southwark Cathedral

East End Reredos, Pascal Candle and Chandelier at Southwark Cathedral

Easter Day dawned sunny, and even after a late finish on Saturday evening, it was back to the Northern Line for the trip to Southwark Cathedral and the Easter celebration of the Eucharist.

As well as the Pascal Candle being lit the chandelier in the tower space was lit.

Once again Bishop Richard was present, being the celebrant.

The Dean – Colin Slee – preached, with his sermon have two main features – firstly about the event outside the Zimbabwe Embassy in The Strand after the service. Members of the congregations of Southwark Cathedral and St Martin in the Fields with USPG joined to pray and sing Easter hymns outside the embassy.

Cross and almond tree in the south courtyard

Cross and almond tree in the south courtyard

The other item I noted from the sermon was Colin’s description of cross that has been erected in the south courtyard. The best description I could find was from the notice sheet for Palm Sunday.

THE LARGE TIMBER CROSS in the churchyard for Holy Week was supplied and made by two community projects working in partnership. Greenwich Mencap’s ‘Riverwood’ sourced and prepared the timber and ‘Citywood Services’ completed the carpentry. Riverwood recovered the horizontal part of the crucifix on a Thames shore clean-up from the north bank around the Isle of Dogs loop. It is likely to be part of a boat. The main upright is from a groyne, which formed part of a sea defence structure. It’s exact location is unknown but its general placing was the East Sussex coast. All of the structural pieces are oak and the cross sections are held on the main structure by oak pins.

A return was made for the 6:30pm Traditional Rite Eucharist, after which we watched the candles in the chandelier being put out.

Author: Stewart

An instrumentation engineer who enjoys photography and singing. Working in the West of Scotland; a member of St Mary's Cathedral Glasgow and Southwark Cathedral; and a volunteer guard/signalman on the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales.

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