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April 2020


26th April 2020

The Reader writes:

 

The gospel for today, (Easter 3), opens with two dejected and disoriented disciples walking the 7 or so miles from Jerusalem to Emmaus; they are not really concentrating, their focus is wrong. They are turned toward the west, toward darkness, away from the light and the resurrection.

22nd April 2020

Lin writes:-

20th April 2020

Sunday after Easter 2016.

 

May what I say and what you hear be to the glory of the risen Lord in the Holy Trinity of God. Amen.

 

16th April 2020

LUKE 24: 36-49

Here we read how Jesus came to his own when they were gathered in the upper room.  This passage has certain great truths of the Christian faith.

The reality of the resurrection: The risen Lord was no phantom or hallucination. He was real, the Jesus who had died was in truth the Christ who rose again. Christianity is not founded on the dreams of disordered minds, or the visions of fevered eyes, but on one who in actual historical fact faced and fought and conquered death, and rose again.

15th April 2020

I officiated at a funeral yesterday (Tuesday). It was a chap I’d known for over 20 years; he was not a victim of Covid19, it was a sad occasion at Bradwell Crematorium, and it felt strangely incomplete. Only 10 or so close family sitting the requisite 2metres apart, not the many who would have been there from the police force he served in. No hymns, no handshakes, no hugs of love and comfort.

14th April 2020

Dear Friends,

 

In this time of confusion and consternation, strange to say, we are far more fortunate than the earliest disciples in the first week of what was to become the Christian church, nearly 2000 years ago.

10th April 2020

Reflection for Good Friday

8th April 2020

Jesus Foretells His Betrayal

7th April 2020

A Reflection for Holy Tuseday

 

If things were different, we would have met in Church this morning, for a said service of Holy Communion. After all, this is Holy week – and the day is known as Holy Tuesday. The Gospel for the day would have included the words from Jesus “Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.” (John 12: 24)

4th April 2020

¶    Palm Sunday

 

 

The Collect

Almighty and everlasting God,

who in your tender love towards the human race

sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ

to take upon him our flesh

and to suffer death upon the cross:

grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility,

and also be made partakers of his resurrection;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

5th April 2020

St Michael & St Wulfad Church, Stone and St Saviour Church, Aston

 

Sunday 5 April 2020

 

 

Following Government guidance around non-essential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice and church buildings are now also closed for private prayer.

 

1st April 2020

Morning Prayer reading Wednesday April 1st