Bourne Abbey Church hosted one of the most spectacular and symbolic services of the year on Easter Saturday.
The Easter Saturday Vigil and First Eucharist of Easter starts with the church in darkness, with appropriate Biblical passages before lighting of a small brazier at the West End.
The Pascal candle is then blessed before being lit from the fire. Candles are then lit as the Pascal candle is processed through the Nave and Chancel.
The church lights and all the Sanctuary candles are then lit and the First Eucharist of Easter is celebrated.