Christianity at Easter: we join a Sunday service in Croydon

In the final part of our series exploring Christianity at Easter, Naomi Joseph and Anja Grøner Krogstad joined Father Leonard Marsh and his Anglican congregation at All Saints Church Upper Norwood, Croydon for their Sunday Easter service.

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Members of the congregation gather outside the church for the Easter liturgy. Pic: Naomi Joseph

The service began outside with the Easter Liturgy where the Paschal candle was lit. The congregation then followed the procession inside, where they sung and prayed in remembrance of the resurrection of Jesus.

A new Paschal candle is blessed and lit every year at Easter, and is then used throughout the year on special occasions, such as baptisms and funerals.

As we reported earlier, the Anglican church is the second largest Christian denomination in all four Eastlondonlines boroughs after the Pentecostals.

Read the other articles in our Christianity at Easter series here:

Christianity at Easter: the rise and rise of Fresh Expressions
Christianity at Easter: the key trends in our local area
Christianity at Easter: meet two thriving local churches
Christianity at Easter: celebrating with the Little Sisters of Jesus
Christianity at Easter: what do we know about Easter traditions? 


Tell us about your Easter: If you would like to share pictures of your Easter Sunday church service, tweet your pictures to: @eastlondonlines and use the hashtag “#MyEaster” with a second hashtag for your borough. 

Reporting team: Anja Grøner Krogstad, Kyra Hanson, Amalia Illgner and Naomi Joseph.

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