Easter services in Longridge parish were well attended with a capacity congregation of more than 400 for the main service on Easter Sunday morning at St Paul’s Church.
The previous evening saw 12 young candidates - including several from Grimsargh St Michael’s church - and four adults confirmed by the Bishop of Lancaster, the Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, also at St Paul’s.
They all took their first communion at the main Easter day service together with their families and supporters.
A true family event, it was taken by vicar the Rev David Anderson, with readings and prayers led by the young church members.
Choir leader and organist Lesley Green conducted the junior choir singing ‘Jesus Christ is risen’ and during communion the senior choir sang ‘Now the green blade riseth,’ and were joined by the juniors to sing ‘This is my body’ and ‘Meekness and majesty.’
St Paul’s will be full again this coming Saturday when the parish will be holding its annual spring fundraiser, this year entitled the Easter Fayre, from 11.15am to 2pm.
Eggs are on the menu in all sorts of guises, plus many stalls and sideshows, there will be opportunities to win lots of prizes through raffles and other events, and refreshments will be served in the Centenary and Tower rooms.
They will also be available at the parish’s annual meeting at St Paul’s on Tuesday, April 29, from 7.30pm. Members will look back ver the past year, elect officers and discuss plans for the next 12 months.