The side chapel at St Chrysostom’s (the Anson Chapel) has been changed this year for the 50 days of Easter. During this special season the chapel will become the Easter Chapel. It will be a special place to pray in and to explore prayer and spirituality in the glorious season of Easter (to May 15th).
The entrance of the chapel has been changed to mark the change, and to indicate a doorway to a special place. The chapel has become less formal and during the Easter season there will be different aids to pray.
The portable font has been put at the front of the Chapel and contains holy water it reminds us of our baptism and untiy with the risen Lord. At the left hand side of the altar the doorway has been chganged to remind us of the Easter Sepulchre, with the stone rolled away.
Through the Easter season there will be different activities, and different encouragements to pray in the Chapel. To begin people entering have been invited to take a small paper figure and decorate it as they wish and add it to a display showing we are, together, Easter people. Already we have had some special work done!
In the final week of Eastertide our focus will be on the Lord’s Prayer and Easter.
We invite church members and visitors to spend time in the Chapel and to pray there. Through our facebook group we will be keeping people up to date with what is going on in the Chapel so people can also, if they wish, join in at a distance.