Chesterton said, “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.”


Since 2003 the Holy Easter Triduum has been celebrated each year by the Sovereign Military Order of Malta in the Conventual Church, as part of a spiritual retreat. These ceremonies are open to all.

The office of Tenebræ is celebrated each morning, and the Liturgies celebrated solemnly. Spiritual conferences are given each day by one of the chaplains to deepen our understanding of these Sacred Mysteries.

Below are some photographs of the ceremonies in 2007 and 2008, the first showing the procession of the Blessed Sacrament leaving the church at night on its way to the Altar of Repose.

The Good Friday veneration of the Cross is emphasised by the gaunt character of the denuded church.

The Easter Fire is blessed in the Hospital courtyard, as the Paschal Candle is prepared.

The glories of the Resurrection are celebrated at the Mass of the Easter Vigil, as all the majesty returns to the Church's Rites.

Surrexit Dominus vere, Alleluia.