- Published: Tuesday, 16 April 2019 14:16
On a crisp, sunny morning Father John, Rector of Beaulieu and around 50 members from the congregations of the three churches in the Beaulieu, Exbury & East Boldre Beneﬁce assembled at the Beaulieu Village School to re-enact the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, riding on a donkey, on what we now call Palm Sunday.
From toddlers, to school children through to those not quite so young we held our Palm Crosses on high to be blessed, sang a hymn, ably led by the Beaulieu Band and the Abbey Church Choir, before processing around the village led by Dolly the donkey, kindly loaned by the local Agister, Robert Maton. After two more stops to sing hymns the procession wound around the mill and arrived at the Abbey Church.
Various pedestrians, cyclists and motorists were witness to the walk and hopefully recalled the significance of the day in the Christian calendar. Sustained by welcome refreshments in the Church hall we then went into the Abbey Church for a Sung Holy Communion service where we listened to a dramatic reading of the story of the Passion.
Pictures of the walk are now available on this website; click here
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