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Pentecost  Preparations! 

See how some of the preparations go for Pentecost this year. Whit Sunday morning or "Pentecost" as it is also called because it is the day that celebrates the time when the Holy Spirit descended on Jesus' disciples after he ascended to heaven on Ascension Day and they all started to speak in many different languages as the Spirit gave them utterance. 

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  Grace is a bit worried so she is hiding her face in case something goes wrong!

Wonder WHAT is going on that is making her too frightened to look?

Find out below....

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Grace is a bit worried so she is hiding her face in casem something goes wrong!
Ah........Grace is worried that Ambrose and Tom won't manage to move the Paschal Candle out of the church and it looks dangerously close to falling over......HELP! 

After Ascension Day which is always on the previous Thursday to Pentecost the Paschal Candle is no longer in church because Jesus, whom its' lighted candle represents, has left the earth.

The vicar is allowing Ambrose to take the Paschal Candle out of the church and Tom has offered to help him.  The Paschal Candle DOES look rather heavy doesn't it?

We hope that Ambrose and Tom are successful in carrying it out of the worship area and into storage for next year.

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Ah........Grace is worried that Ambrose and Tom won't manage to move the paschal candle out of the church and it looks dangerously close to falling over......HELP! 
Adele, Tom and Ben have a brain wave and decided to make some birthday cards for the church because, after all, Pentecost IS the day the church was born and thus, its' birthday!

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Adele, Tom and Ben have a brain wave and decided to make some birthday cards for the church because, after all, Pentecost IS the day the church was born and thus, its' birthday!
Ben places his card on the altar.
As you can see he has created a picture with his verison of St. Hilary's on it and has put some flames coming out of the tower to represent the Holy Spirit as a fire. 

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Ben places his card on the altar.  As you can see he has created a picture with his verison of St. Hilary's on it and has put some flames coming out of the tower to represent the Holy Spirit as a fire. 
Adele's card has got two doves on. She designed them herself too.....clever girl! Doves also represent the Holy Spirit and the fruit is peace.

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Adele's card has got two doves on.  She designed them herself too.....clever girl!  Doves also represent the Holy Spirit and the fruit is peace. 
Tom's card has a birthday cake on it! He is VERY proud of it as it now sits on the altar with the other two cards. 

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Tom's card has a birthday cake on it!  He is VERY proud of it as it now sits on the altar with the other two cards. 
All is almost ready for Pentecost Sunday morning.  However Esther, who has arranged all of the flowers for Pentecost is having a final check to make sure EVERYTHING is in order and in place!

Sepp.....well she can't resist a sniff of the flowers and a read of the cards can she.........?!

GP is also enjoying a little look too..............

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Esther, who has arranged all of the church flowers for this Pentecost celebration, is inspecting them to make sure everything is in good order for the service..........