Explosive Norfolk youth celebration of Epiphany
There was an explosive celebration of Epiphany at Poringland near Norwich on January 3 when over 120 young people and their families from across the Diocese of East Anglia enjoyed a candlelit mass, bonfire, hot dogs and a firework display.
The now annual Epiphany Youth Service, which celebrates the occasion when the wise men visited the baby Jesus and his birth was first shared with the world, took place at the Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation in Poringland near Norwich.
The packed Mass was led by Bishop of East Anglia, Rt Rev Alan Hopes, and included a chance for participants to light a candle, as a reminder of their baptismal promises, and donate a present to be given to present-day children who are refugees in the UK.
Everyone then went outside to enjoy hot dogs, a bonfire and a firework display in the garden of the Bishop’s White House.
Director of Youth Services, Hamish MacQueen, said: “Despite some inclement weather everyone had a great time at this special celebration. It was an inspiring and joyful evening.”
See the gallery below for all the pictures from the Epiphany event.