I think I could cope with an Australian Christmas - t-shirt, shorts, barbecue on the beach... But I'm not sure about an autumnal Easter. For me the celebration of the Resurrection is tied up with the coming of spring, the warming of the earth, new-born lambs and lengthening hours of daylight.
Spring is in the air and that brings a feeling of Hope. The natural rhythm of the seasons chimes with those time-bound but eternal moments of death and resurrection that shape the way Christians view life, the world and everything. The last days of Jesus on earth are for us the most meaningful moments of history, where we are touched by eternity. Easter Day is the most joyous day of all - the loveliness of spring and the wonder of Resurrection combine to lift our hearts and fill our lips with Alleluias!
We will be celebrating a number of festivals throughout this important time in the Church year. All are welcome, we hope you are able to join us. Full details of services below, please share with friends and family:
Friday 7th April, 6.00pm: Stations of the Cross Sunday 9th April, 10.00am: Palm Sunday: Sung Eucharist, Canon John Morgan Thursday 13th April, 6.00pm: Maundy Thursday: Low Mass and Vigil, Fr Robert van de Weyer Friday 14th April, 10.00am: Good Friday Liturgy, Canon Nick Moir Sunday 16th April, 10.00am: Easter Day: Sung Eucharist and Procession, Fr Andrew Mackintosh Friday 21st April, 7.30pm: Taizé service: prayers, chanting and silence