Islands’ Churches Come Together To Celebrate Easter

St Mary's Star of the Sea Catholic Church

St Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church

It’s Maundy Thursday, the day when Christians remember Jesus sharing the last supper with his disciples.

And this year, Anglicans and Roman Catholics on the islands will hold a number of joint services.

Members of the Parish Church congregation will walk to the Old Town Church for a 7.30pm Eucharist. This will mark Jesus’ journey from the Upper Room in Jerusalem to the Garden of Gethsemane.

At the same time Catholics will attend mass. Members of both churches will then meet for a joint service, a Watch, at the Catholic Church.

Tomorrow, Good Friday, both churches will share a service ‘An Hour at the Cross’ at Old Town Church at 2pm.

Canon Paul Miller says he’s been keen to find common ground, now Catholic Bishop Christopher Budd is here for half of the year.

Paul says when he was first ordained over 40 years ago, the divisions between the churches was very great, but that has now broken down and church leaders recognise the strength of working together.



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