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Above and below: Pictures taken in Melton Market Place on Palm Sunday.

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Palm Sunday procession

A large crowd gathered in Melton Market Place on Palm Sunday (April 14th) to hear The Palm Sunday story from Matthew (21:1-9) before a procession into St Mary's Church for a Parish Communion Service.

While in the Market Place palms were blessed and Ride on, Ride on in Majesty was sung before the procession moved into the church while singing All Glory, laud and honour. The morning was led by Melton Team Parish Rector, the Revd Kevin Ashby and The Archdeacon of Leicester, The Venerable Richard Worsfold.

Holy Week activities and Services in the Melton Mowbray Team Parish

Tuesday, 16th April
St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
7pm “The People’s Passion” play (Churches Together).
St James' Church, Burton Lazars
10.30 - 12pm Church Open for a Family Special 'Easter Jubilation.'  Usual refreshments available with Easter activities for children including live chicks and rabbit!  All welcome!
Plus every day from Monday 15th through to and including Good Friday the Church will be open from 12pm - 1pm for quiet reflection, music and readings following the events of Holy Week.  Pop in if you can.

Maundy Thursday, 18th April
St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
7.30pm Holy Communion - followed by the Watch of the Passion (till Midnight)... the Church is open for Prayer.
 
Good Friday, 19th April
10.00am Walk of Witness King’s Head to the Market Place. Refreshments in St Mary’s Church afterwards.
St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
12noon – 3pm Devotions at the Cross – come for some or all of the time.
 
Easter Eve, 20th April
St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray
7-8.30pm Holy Communion and Service of Light.
 
Easter Day, 21st April
There will be a distribution of chocolate eggs at all of our services this Easter
St Mary's, Melton Mowbray
8.00am Holy Communion & 4 Hymns 
10.00am Family Communion … followed by Easter Egg hunt 
4.00pm Easter Evensong 

St Mary the Virgin, Thorpe Arnold
9.45am Family Communion … followed by Easter Egg hunt
 
St James, Burton Lazars
11.15am Family Communion … followed by Easter Egg hunt 
 
St Bartholomew's, Welby
3.00pm BCP Holy Communion 

St Leonard's, Sysonby
3.00pm Holy Communion 

Freeby at the URC Chapel
6.30pm Holy Communion 

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Above and below: The Archdeacon of Leicester, The Venerable Richard Worsfold, and Team Parish Rector, the Revd Kevin Ashby lead the procession to St Mary's Church.

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Phil Balding, 14/04/2019

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