Celebrating Pentecost 2008 at Saint
Sunday, May 11th was
Pentecost Sunday (or Whit Sunday as it used to be
On that feast day we mark the coming
of the Holy Spirit to
the Apostles at the first Pentecost,
and we celebrate the
'Birthday of the Church'.
in previous years, the church was decked for the festival
and the service was marked with colourful and innovative
liturgy and worship
- with readings in Italian, French and Latin as well as English!.
Chris Price's pictures show something
festive atmosphere that marked this very special day.
You can follow
the links at the foot of this page to see previous years' celebrations,
and to access poetry and prayers for Pentecost.
Ready for the start of the Sung Eucharist: birthday balloons, Pentecost
banners and flying doves in evidence
Fr Mark reads the Pentecost gospel in the midst of the congregation
Pentecostal flames on the hanging banner; 'Elijah Chairs' beneath the
Junior Church teachers and a passing 'dove' watch Fr Neil
lighting the candles on the church's birthday cake
The blessing is given as the service draws to a close
Canon Rod Garner commissions those who will be making street
collections in Christian Aid Week
The tail end of the procession makes its way down from the Nave
The Paschal Candle is is extinguished at the end of the 50 days of
how we celebrated Pentecost in 2005
A page of prayers and hymns for the
season of Pentecost
A page of poetry for Pentecost and
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