The Sunday before Easter is the last in Lent. The day commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, when the crowd threw palms in his path, but subsequently abandoned him to be crucified. The service starts with the blessing of the palm crosses made by our Altar Guild, Youth Group and members of the parish and a procession in which the whole congregation carries palms. The day is also marked by the reading of the Passion Narrative (the Gospel account of Jesus’ suffering). Some of the palm crosses are kept and used to make the Ash Wednesday ashes for the following year.