Sunday, 5 April 2009

Palm Sunday

To celebrate Palm Sunday today we decided that instead of going to our usual church, we would join my mum at her church, St Mary's in Portchester Village (the church Hannah's dad and i were married in). It was another beautiful day, and a lovely service. We all met on the village green at 9.30 am and the vicar began the service there with the blessing of our Palm Crosses, we then followed in procession behind a pony (lent to the church for the occasion) down Castle Street, throught the castle grounds and into the church singing hymns. The pony symbolised the donkey that Jesus followed into Jerusalem, and the children all waved paper Palm trees, and palm crosses. After the service (which included Holy Communion) we had tea and biscuits and Hannah did some of the activities in her devotions book, before leaving the church. 

The Pony and Members of the Clergy arriving.

Hannah with her Palm Cross and Paper Palm Tree.
The Castle grounds - St Mary's Church is within the Castle Walls.
Enjoying Her Devotions Book.
Outside After the Service.
Inside The Church After The Service.
Watering The Family Grave where  My Grandparents are Buried
Our Crosses and Order Of Service.
Hannah's Bible and Devotions Books.
One Of  The Activities She Did.


Jo C said...

Sounds idyllic; what a wonderful way to celebrate Palm Sunday. Where do you get your Christian resources from and are you on the Deut list iydmma?

Susie said...

Thanks for your comment, it was a lovely day :-)
We use Horizons curriculum that we get from Rainbow resources (via an American friend) She also got Hannah the Girls Devotions book, but i know they have those on Amazon. The other book we found in a charity shop for 25p unused - it's a lovely book, we were very lucky. I am on Deut, although i don't visit often - i've just joined too :-)