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Easter Crosses in Prestbury

Bishop Michael had the idea of every parish putting up a cross on Palm Sunday in a place where it would be noticed.  St Nicolasí is making use of their huge window space and will display a cross on a banner worked on by the Sunday Club. St Maryís will join with the United Reformed Church, who are having a cross made and painted white. On Palm Sunday (1st April) everyone is invited to meet at the United Reformed Chapel in Deep Street at 10.30am for a very short joint act of worship as the cross is put in place.

Bishop Michaelís idea is then for two things to happen to the cross during Holy Week: for a crown of thorns to be added on Good Friday and for flowers to be added on Easter Sunday, proclaiming the joy of Our Lordís resurrection. Again, everyone is invited to the United Reformed Church at 11.45am on Good Friday for a short joint act of worship as the crown of thorns is added. On Easter Sunday, those who can are invited to attend at 10.30am when the cross will be decorated with flowers.


Palm Sunday

Service inside the URC The Cross decorated with palms


Good Friday

Assembling at the Cross on Good Friday Contemplating the crown of thorns

 Placing the crown of thorns on the Cross The crown of thorns on the Cross  


Easter Sunday

 The Cross decorated with flowers The Cross in the window at St Nicolas' Church 


Behold the Wood of the Cross

Behold the Wood of the Cross whereon was hung the Saviour of the World

The wood from the Christmas tree at St Nicolas' is decorated with flowers at Easter


The pictures on this page were taken by Alex Tweddell, Fiona Hall, Stephen Murton, Richard Hall and Brian Wood

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