On a wet and windy Saturday night in Camberwell, a flame was lit outside a darkened St Giles’…
Our church had been ‘dead’ after the drama and sorrow of Good Friday. But this flame, which went on to light the Easter candle and our own candles, represented the joy of the resurrection and the fulfilling of God’s promise.
Easter day at St Giles’ is the culmination of our long, Lentern journey and a time to celebrate Jesus’ victory over death. Our church, which had been stripped bare on Maundy Thursday, is now filled with flowers again and looking very bright indeed. The words and music we heard on Easter Sunday will stay with us throughout the next 7 weeks of our church year as we continue our celebrations.
And whilst Easter is a time of celebration, the story tells us that death is not the end. What better time, then, to remember loved ones who are no longer with us on earth.
From everyone at St Giles, we wish you a very happy Easter!