On Holy Saturday at 8.00pm, St Stephen’s held an Easter Vigil, followed by the celebration of the First Mass of Easter.
The service was attended by representatives of three parishes in Guernsey: St Michel du Valle (Vale), St Philippe (Torteval) and St Stephen’s.
Clergy from the three parishes brought Paschal candles, blessed them, and lit them from the New Fire.
All joined in the following prayer as the Service of Light began:
who made this most holy night
to shine with the brightness of your one true light:
set us aflame with the fire of your love,
and bring us to the radiance of your heavenly glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.