An Easter Liturgy for 4th April 2021

Gather at or around a table
– place a candle in the middle of it

When you are ready to begin the service – listen to the bells from St. Catherine’s.


The light of Christ. Thanks be to God.
Alleluia Christ is risen. He is risen indeed Alleluia Alleluia.

Opening Hymn – CP147 Jesus Christ is risen today



Response: ‘Alleluia! Surrexit Christus, Alleluia! Alleluia! Cantate Domino, Alleluia!’

The Easter Gospel


Choir Anthem

An Easter Creed

As Christians throughout the world what unites us, not only at this time but always, is our belief, our trust in a loving and ever present God – but today because we live in extraordinary times we join in this unusual version.

We believe that behind the Lenten mist the sun waits.

We believe that beyond the dark night of Good Friday it is raining stars.

We will not be robbed of faith and Easter hope, this shall not be broken.
We believe – and may we live to prove, on earth as it is in heaven:
that goodness is stronger than evil
that light is stronger than darkness
that love is stronger than hate
that life is stronger than death.
(Adapted from: ‘Confessing our Faith Around the World’ from Chile, in ‘Bread of Tomorrow’ ed. by Janet Morley 1992 and Archbishop Desmond Tutu)

Sing along once again with the song we have all been learning – Halleluia


These today focus on God ‘appearing’ to individuals and the many, and indeed to us in our homes today.

These prayers close with:
Christ who burst from the tomb
burst into life through us.

The Collect for Easter Sunday

God of glory
by the raising of your Son
you have broken the chains of death and hell:
fill your Church with faith and hope;
for a new day has dawned
and the way to life stands open
in our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Closing Hymn – CP160 Thine be the Glory

The Closing

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