Originally on Saturday before Easter, during the Easter Vigil, a spark is cast from a stone as a Symbol of the Light of the Resurrection. However, at St. Mary's Chapel, Weldam prior to the Easter Service
According to ancient tradition, the light for the Easter Candle was taken from newly kindled fire and not from an already existing source of light. This was the followed by a short prayer. After that incense grains were attached to the new Easter Candle, symbolising the wounds of Christ.
After lighting the Candle our Chaplain continued with the words: The Paschal Candle is lit May the light of Christ, rising in glory, banish all darkness from our hearts and minds
After the Gospel reading the The Paschal Candle was raised and brought down the aisle into church and was placed on its stand.
On the Saturday prior, the Chapel had been decorated especially for the Easter Service by the ladies of the Flower Guild as with some beautiful flower arrangements.
Jonneke and friends who had formed a mini choir also did contribute to this years' Easter Service.