It was still quite dark at 06.10 so I had brought a small silicon light for Susan to strap onto her handlebars for safety.
|Sunrise Service outside Chatelherault House|
Even although it was early, the crowd was quite large, as many people had managed to get up early for this very important day in the Christian calendar.
The Easter Service
The service itself was a mixture of singing, praying and bible readings and was very enjoyable.
Breakfast in the Hamilton Old Parish Church
After it ended just at 07.00, Susan and I travelled back to the Old Parish Church on our preferred modes of transport for breakfast rolls. The Church members had laid on an excellent menu with rolls and sausage, marmalade or jam. We decided to have the home made jam on our rolls which was very enjoyable. This was washed down with a few cups of tea. At 08.30 we left the church to get ready for the next service.
Early in the Garden - St John's Church, Hamilton
The next service was at 09.30 in the garden of St John's Church in Hamilton which was conducted by the Rev Joanne Hood and her assistant. The theme was 'The stone had been rolled away and the grave was empty'.
There was the opportunity to rejoice in the risen Saviour and to celebrate the Last Supper with bread and wine. In the Church of Scotland the 'wine' is grape juice which is more in line with what was drunk in Jesus time.
The sun was shining throughout the service. This added to the enjoyment of this special day.
|Wooden cross with daffodils|
|Wooden cross and magnificent church organ|
|St John's Church|
Hamilton South Parish Church
Hamilton Old Parish Church
St John's Church, Hamilton
Church of Scotland