Friday, 22 April 2011

Good Friday 2011

A Very Blessed Easter time everyone ,I bet you can't remember me ! I am ashamed to say I havent posted since last October ,So thought it was time to put that right .I have been as busy as ever .I have been doing lots of sewing ,and for my 70th Birthday in February ,Maurice and the family all chipped in to buy me a super new sewing machine,one that does wonderful things because it is computerised I love it ,I ,must show you some of the stuff I have made some time ,not today though ,because I want to share with you all where I went this morning,I feel so good ,so uplifted and erm ..humble ......Each Good Friday all those that believe ,and of different faiths ,do a silent walk of witness through the town , following the cross ,as we all assembled on a car park ,on a gorgeous warm sunny morning,The Rector said a prayer, before asking for a volunteer to carry the cross ,a dear little boy piped up ,''I will '',However his Dad stepped in to do the honours ,accompanied by a very proud little boy and his even smaller brother ,we walked in silence right through the town (me on my buggy )quite away,until we came to the green beside the Church,St Thomas a Beckett,with the ruins of the walls of the old Ramsey Abbey behind us ,I was amazed how many people had turned out ,For a wonderful open air service ,with Easter hymns ,readings and prayers ,I did say how up lifted I felt, as you will imagine .Afterwards came the Dressing on the Cross,where we all threaded our flowers through the wire on the cross that stands permanantly on the green,Afterwards tea and coffee was served so we were able to sit in the sun and chat to our friends ......

This is the cross that was carried



Out side the Church afterwards























The Tall Gentleman with his back to us is our Rector


















Wishing you all a joyous Easter ,and in the words of Our Lord 'Love one another '


As ever love from




















23 comments:

Jane said...

A lovely post Jan, and so nice to see one from you after 6 months!

It sounds like a wonderful way to spend Good Friday morning and I must say I love the dressing of the cross tradition - it looks lovely.
Btw, I almost put 'cross dressing' and then thought better of it :O)))

Stuart said...

How lovely to see you post again and on this very special day as well. May you be blessed.

I haven't seen you near my blog for months either so I hope this is the start of new blogging!

http://openmindkafkasworld.com

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It was a wonderful surprise to see your post this morning. What a beautiful way to celebrate Good Friday. It looks like wonderful weather there for you all too. How nice to get a new sewing machine. I still use the one I got when I first set up house as a new bride. Not very often though I'm afraid. I'll love seeing your new creations! I wish you a aver Happy Easter too!

Miriam Weaver said...

Hi Jan,
I loved reading your post.
Happy Easter.

Kath said...

So happy you had a lovely Good Friday Jan.The cross looks beautiful all covered in the Flowers.He sent the sunshine for you all too hasn't it been wonderful weather.Enjoy the rest of Eastertime and "Happy Days " sewing on your new computerised contraption heeeeeeee.The sun will shine for the wedding by the way.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

Jean said...

Hi Jan that was a surprise (nice one) to see you had posted today .I enjoyed reading about your journey today with the cross .
I am at Gary and Hollys as Pete and Gary are building a shed in their garden so am on their PC .
Happy Easter to you both
Love as always
Jeanxxx

Bunny said...

What a lovely morning, Jan. Uplifting, whatever your beliefs. And don't you have some impressive churches in your part of the world.
Looking forward to seeing what has come out of that computerised sewing machine :o) xxx

Jeannette said...

Happy Easter Jan, it sounded like you had a wonderful day. I can't wait to see what you've made with the new sewing machine! Lots of love. Jeannette xxxx

TARYTERRE said...

Happy BELATED Birthday to you. The sewing machine sounds so nice. I bet you've been busy using it to make tons of goodies. The open air service sounds heavenly. I've never heard of threading flowers on a cross. What a wonderful tradition. Your photos were lovely.

TARYTERRE said...

P.S. HAPPY EASTER

Marie said...

It sounds a wonderful way to celebrate Good Friday Jan! So nice to see a post from you. A very Happy Easter to you and Maurice and belated Happy Birthday Greetings! xxoo

ADB said...

Welcome back, Jan, and don't make it as long till your next post! Anyway, Happy Easter and thanks for describing the Good Friday ritual in your part of the world.

Guido

Jeannette said...

What a lovely thing to do, the cross looked beautiful! Happy Easter Jan, nice to see a posting from you again.

Sybil said...

what wonderful news ...YOU ARE BACK !!! I had almost thought you had given up on us all.. Great to see all is well though. The new sewing machine sounds fantastic and I look forward to seeing some of your "makes".I loved th e way you all put flowers on the cross...what a wonderful idea..(St. thomas A Becket is the name of our parish church here in Box..)
we have been so blessed with wonderul weather.
Have a wonderful Easter Day, and do come back soon...miss you..
Love Sybil x

Paula said...

Very touching to be able to walk behind the cross. I've been wondering about you, glad you're okay.

Jeanie said...

How lovely to see you back again Jan! Your Good Friday walk sounds wonderful! What a great tradition to dress the cross too! Happy Easter to you and yours!
Hope to see you around a wee bit more.
Hugs and much love
Jeanie xxxx

Julie said...

Welcome back Jan and a very Happy Easter to you. Your new sewing machine sounds very exciting. Your walk of witness sounds very moving and how lovely to spend time with friends afterwards. Have a lovely Easter Sunday xx

Ally Lifewithally said...

Lovely to see a post from you Jan ~ hope you won't be away for such a long time again ~ Lovely pictures thanks for sharing them ~ Ally x

Bill said...

Hi Jan,

It has sure been a while since we last talked. I hope this finds you well and happy.

Your pictures tell me that the weather is nice and everyone is happy and enjoying this Easter celebration time.

My best to you and the hope we will talk again soon.

Regards,
Bill in Nevada, USA

karen said...

so good to see you back!! hope you are having a wonderful Easter xxx

Linda George said...

What a lovely Easter Celebration in this glorious weather we've been having. Goodness Jan, you are now 70? Where do the years go??? As you've already seen I have just posted after a very long gap. I really wish we could get e-mail notifications, unless you log in, you can't see who has posted:-(

Odds Bodkins. said...

Hi Jan, nice to hear from you. And who knows, you may even have inspired me to get back to my writing.
Happy Easter.

B. x

Jenny said...

Thanks for your comment, it has been a while. We have a march of witness good friday and finish on the green in the middle of town next to our local theatre with a service.

Jenny <><