Palm Sunday, the start of Holy Week, the most sacred week in the Christian Calendar, was both a solomn and joyous service. It started in the forecourt of the OpShop where the blessing of the palms occurred, before proceeding to the church. The long gospel was made more poignant by being in the form of a play, with the narrator and people acting as the various charactors.
This made the gospel story of Jesus’ betrayal and death so meaningful. Ann Revell sang the post communial hymn the Holy City. After the service most of the congregation were able to stay for lunch in the Parish Centre Garden, with a special Eastern flavour.