The picture shows our high altar in Lenten array - purple is conspicuous by its absence during Lent in St. Cuthbert's.
Passion Sunday found numbers still healthy, even after last week's Mothering Sunday turnout - and with the competing attractions of Shotley Bridge's continuing "Open Weekend" (plenty of time for both). And at least five very young children (two under a month old) in church - one dramatically let out a great wail during the Gospel, just at the point where "a voice came from heaven" (John 12.28).
It was an alternative text, and I was tempted to chuck the text of my homily away and make something else up. But I didn't - and you can find it here.