Maundy Thursday

Tabernacle

It’s not torn yet, just empty.  We know what’s 
coming – we’ve been here before.   Imperfect

preparations have placed us at the mercy of
this moment – unready and unworthy, we are

gathered to bear witness, to commemorate in
this communion.   A sequence of events that 

began at Christmas has almost concluded here. 
Almost, but not quite.  The end creeps ever near, 

like a thief in this darkest of nights.  Now the 
re-enactment is over, the music has ceased, the 

seats are occupied, the pieces and actors all in 
place. The waiting has begun.  The tabernacle 
lies empty; it’s not torn yet – that’s for tomorrow.

Paul Palmer

Maundy Thursday 2020 Gallery