HUNDREDS of worshippers flocked to Salisbury Cathedral to celebrate Easter Day.

On Easter Sunday, March 31, hundreds gathered at the Cathedral to attend five services of worship, in celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The five services were led by The Right Reverend Stephen Lake, Bishop of Salisbury, and began with the Easter Vigil at sunrise and ended with the Festal Evensong.

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Pictured in the gallery is the Eucharist Service which included a blessing of the Easter Garden.

The full list of services was as follows:

  • 4am, The Easter Vigil and Readings
  • 5am, The Easter Liturgy
  • 10.30am, The Eucharist with Blessing of the Easter Garden
  • 3pm, Festal Evensong

The Easter Garden is the vision of Hampshire-based horticultural designer Andy Mcindoe, and features Mediterranean plants intended to draw visitors back to the landscape and story of Jesus.

Three crosses and a sealed tomb represent his sacrificial death and burial on Good Friday before the stone was rolled aside and the tomb opened on Easter Sunday to recall Jesus’ defeat of death and promise of salvation.

The garden will continue throughout the season of Eastertide.

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