Easter message from Fr Matthew

Corona Virus – Help a Parishioner If you are well and able to do so, please think about offering help to our older and more vulnerable parishioners who may need help and assistance during this uncertain time.  

Dear parishioners and friends of our 3 Churches:

The BBC phoned today to make sure I am still OK to do “Wednesday Word” this week. This radio “”god slot” always has to be about something relevant to life. But life is somewhat dominated by one thing at the moment, isn’t it? Anxious not to repeat what the previous few weeks contributors have said, the producer told me she’d send their scripts to me, so I wouldn’t repeat their words! But what can we say to bring Easter to bear on this situation?

Yes, today and throughout this week and season we are invited to celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. We search in the gloom of a pandemic, in the problems of isolation, in the gasps of ventilators and tears of the bereaved for glimmers of light. Can we find light? As Christians we must give a resounding “yes”! Christ remains with us – yes! He is the light, he calls us to be the light – yes! Easter is not always a dazzling flash, it can be a gentle murmuring of Jesus in our hearts
“I am with you”, or a gentle word from us to another, over the phone – or Zoom, Skype, FaceView or a card – “I am with you.”

Dear friends – He IS with you, with us – Yes, do have a happy and peaceful Easter!

Fr Matthew