Father Walter made his way through the crowd to bless the
olive branches held by members of Saint Paul’s.
The Principality usually provides the olive branches and palms
we use each year, but because of an infestation causing the death or radical pruning
of many of the palms in the region, there were very few palm branches available this year.
Returning from the Blessing of the Palms with our Roman Catholic neighbours,
members of Saint Paul’s paused on the stairway down from
Boulevard des Moulins which has become the traditional photo.
Once back at Saint Paul’s the Palm Sunday service continued with the reading
of the Passion Gospel, this year according to Saint Matthew,
with members of the congregation taking the parts in a dramatised reading.