Palm Sunday: Pony procession at Ashurst

The Sussex ponies Pogle and Twinkle lead The Revd. Rupert Toovey and the Palm Sunday Procession at Ashurst.

The Sussex ponies Pogle and Twinkle lead The Revd. Rupert Toovey and the Palm Sunday Procession at Ashurst.

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Twinkle and Pogle, two Sussex ponies, led the Palm Sunday procession at St James Parish Church, Ashurst.

A statement from the organisers said: “Despite a chilly March breeze, all gathered had a real sense of what it must have been like when Jesus entered Jerusalem riding on a young colt as the crowds cried ‘Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord’, and laid palms and cloaks before him.”

The Revd. Rupert Toovey, the Associate Priest at Ashurst, commented: “Palm Sunday is one of my favourite festivals in the church calendar. It provides a moment of hope and expectation in the Christian procession to Easter.”

Fr. Rupert will be celebrating Easter with a family Holy Communion at Ashurst. He said: “Bring your families and children and join us in our Easter celebrations. I look forward to welcoming you!”

The service starts at 10.30am on Easter Sunday, March 27, at St James, Church Lane, Ashurst, BN44 3AR. The service will be followed by an Easter Egg hunt.

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