Palm Sunday in Christleton 2016

PALM SUNDAY AT ST. JAMES' CHRISTLETON 2016

Lucius leads the way!


The Good Friday procession from Littleton to St James’ Church across the fields took place again this year, led by Lucius the donkey and his owners Doug & Meriel Cashin.

The event began with prayers said by the Rector, Rev Malcolm Cowan at Peral Lane, and followed the Littleton footpath through to Christleton, stopping for prayers and bible readings at set positions on route. The weather was glorious with signs of spring in the hedgerows and all around. As the procession reached the churchyard, parishioners came out to watch, collected their palms from Lucius’ saddle bags, and after final prayers were said, and saying farewell to Lucius, the congregation entered church for the traditional Holy Communion Service.

  •  Procession starting at Littleton

    Procession starting at Littleton

  •  Prayers at Waverton

    Prayers at Waverton

  •  Crossing the fields to Christleton

    Crossing the fields to Christleton

  •  Crossing the fields to Christleton

    Crossing the fields to Christleton

  •  Chris and Joselyn Platel

    Chris and Joselyn Platel

  •  Crossing the fields to Christleton

    Crossing the fields to Christleton

  •  Graveyard St.James' Christleton

    Graveyard St.James' Christleton

  •  Lucius the donkey at St.James' Christleton

    Lucius the donkey at St.James' Christleton

  •  Lucius the donkey at St.James' Christleton

    Lucius the donkey at St.James' Christleton

  •  Lucius the donkey at St.James' Christleton

    Lucius the donkey at St.James' Christleton

Photographs © David Cummings