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Chrism Eucharist

The Chrism service is a chance for every member of our movement to gather and re-affirm our baptism vows, and for ordained clergy and the Bishop to re-affirm the vows made at their ordination. It is also the time at which Bishop Justin and Bishop Eleanor bless the oil to be used in the coming year for anointing the sick, and for baptisms and ordinations.

As we journey towards Easter, Chrism represents a poignant moment for each person in our movement. As well as being a reminder of our place in the family, our joining together reminds us of our active role in being brothers and sisters in Christ as we recommit ourselves to our walks with Jesus.

Traditionally only a service for the Bishop and ordained clergy, the Chrism services have been expanded in recent years to include all lay members of our movement, and have been held in three locations across the diocese throughout Holy Week in order that as many members of the family could be present. Clergy are invited to robe in alb and red stole.

Earlier Event: 14 April
Stations of the Cross
Later Event: 18 April
Eucharist of the Last Supper