With hot cross bun making, time to reflect upon and write intercessions for the service, games, a shared supper and music practice, it was a busy evening organised by Rachael Beale aided by parishioners and parents.
Joe Caprani encouraged youngsters to join him and members of OLEM 5Alive and some of the recently founded parish youth choir as they led the Taize worship.
The service has become increasingly popular with the wider community and quite a few people wandered in from the street and stayed and joined or simply sat and listened.
Many were moved by the reverence and dignity with which the young people read from scripture, poetry and their own prayers and joined in the worship. Tea lights were lit by all of us as a focus for our gratitude for the sacrifice of the cross and the final poem by Stephen Henderson left us with the tension of expectation of the unexpected, unimaginable and world shattering history and life redefining miracle that “There was no death enough to dull me to cull me……There was no cross, grave or room to hold me.”