Palm Sunday comes to life at Hitchin church, with re-enactment featuring real donkey
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Palm Sunday came to life for a Hitchin church on Sunday as Jesus’ entry to Jerusalem was re-enacted in the car park – with a real donkey!
Palm leaves were waved as Charity the donkey – loaned to Tilehouse Street Baptist Church by Courtlands Riding Stables near Little Wymondley – led the congregation around the outside of the church.
Worshippers shouted and in some cases flung clothes on the gravel path to be walked over by Charity – who deacon Peter Bleasby said ‘behaved perfectly’, receiving occasional carrots from the children.
Rev Jane Robson said: “It was a lovely morning and to see the whole church outside celebrating the occasion together was a wonderful experience.”
Palm Sunday, one of the holiest days in the Christian calendar, marks the start of Holy Week.