Easter Vigil - Saturday 20th April
The Easter Vigil and first Eucharist of Easter will be held at St Mary’s Staveley-in-Cartmel beginning at 8.30pm
On Holy Saturday (Easter Eve), as has been the tradition within the Cartmel Peninsula, we will be hosting the Easter Vigil and first Eucharist of Easter for the Team. This year it will be at St Mary’s Staveley-in-Cartmel beginning at 8.30pm, just after sunset.
The Easter Liturgy is a moving and important act of worship and begins our celebrations of the Lord’s Resurrection as we proclaim, with the church throughout the world, the good news of Christ risen.
The Liturgy includes the lighting of the Easter fire, the Vigil itself, the Easter proclamation, the renewal of baptismal vows, culminating in our celebration of the first Eucharist of Easter.
It has been usual at the end of the Liturgy for each of the Paschal Candles of the Team’s churches to be lit before the Dismissal and then carried out into the darkness as symbolism of our unity in Christ as witnesses to his Resurrection.