The lead-up to Easter is always such a joyous and heart-wrenching occasion and nothing was more like this at St Andrew’s today. We celebrated Palm Sunday with the church decorated beautifully with palms and we sang praises to our Lord as we waved our palms parading around the church and singing All Glory Praise and Honour. All that was missing was Jesus riding on his donkey! Such a joyous start to our Palm Sunday service.
Then, towards the end of the service and at the opposite end of the spectrum, a heart-wrenching farewell to Reverend Ann, who has become our much loved Student-in-Formation, Deacon and finally a Priest in 2020. We have been so fortunate to have had Ann and her family amongst us during these formative years and she will be sadly missed after her final service at St Andrew’s next Sunday, Easter Day.