From the Rector - 11th April

Dear Friends

 

Tomorrow is Easter Sunday and our Eucharistic Service will be available from 11am at the following Link https://www.fromesidechurches.org.uk/messages-resources-for-the-current-crisis/   please do join us as we worship together on this most important day of the Christian Year. 

 

A couple of things to mention with regard to tomorrow's service; firstly, we are now able to include a couple of hymns so please do print off the service sheets which will have the words on and which will enable you to join in fully.

 

Secondly, you will realise that we have no Paschal Candle this year. It is normally Blessed at the Easter Vigil Service on Holy Saturday evening. I have decided that we will not bless our four Paschal Candles until we return to our Parish Churches to share in the Eucharist together. On that Sunday, in the hopefully not to distant future, our services will all begin with the Blessing of our Paschal Candles a symbol that the 'Risen Christ' not only flourishes in us, but is burning brightly once again in the sacred spaces of our villages, our churches of St James, St Peters, St Michaels and All Saints.

 

 

For those with Children there will be a Special Eastertide Messy Church available from Saturday 18th April on https://fromesidemessychurch.wordpress.com/

 

I want to thank you all for your generous donations to the appeal for Syrian Refugees it now totals £1,315 which is amazing, a massive thank you to you all, you are real stars. 😇

 

My thanks goes out to our Ministry Team who have worked so hard in many ways to deliver both Spiritual and Pastoral support this Holy Week and throughout this crisis. I am the luckiest Rector in the Diocese, I am awestruck by their many gifts & talents and humbled by their commitment & efforts. To all of the Team and others who are offering pastoral support and encouragement, a massive Thank You! 👍

 

Finally, as we move into another week of lock down, as we face together what the future brings, rest assured of my continued prayers for you all and please receive with love my Blessing to you all and to those you love this Easter Sunday and always.

 

God Bless and take care out there!

 

Fr Malcolm