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Holy Saturday is an interval of waiting in hope. Christ is buried in his tomb. We remember his words.
“Unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies; it bears much fruit…”
7.30pm THE EASTER VIGIL (ticketed and online)
Admission is free however a ticket is required to attend this service. Public Booking opens 10am Friday 12 March.
For centuries Christians have gathered on Easter Eve, ready for a spectacular service. In the dark we prepare for the resurrection by recounting the story of salvation history and then move from darkness into light, sound and song. As the Bishop of Winchester leads a Festal Eucharist, the long winter is over and the Church bursts into new life.