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Team Letter from the Rector

As I write just after the first Sunday of Lent, I see spring is sprung, as crocuses are all over my front garden, the sub is out, the birds are singing away with a thrush giving it loads. The Lenten journey with Jesus, the springtime of the soul is begun.

So to write much for us to read as Holy week and Easter draw near seems difficult, Please join us for worship during Holy week. The preacher during Holy week is our new Archdeacon Moira. Join us to rejoice in the good news of the resurrection.

I increasingly turn to poets and hymn writers to reflect on faith, for Easter how about a bit of George Herbert:

“Easter” by George Herbert

Rise, heart, thy lord is risen. Sing his praise 
Without delays, 
Who takes thee by the hand, that thou likewise 
With him may'st rise: 
That, as his death calcined thee to dust, 
His life may make thee gold, and, much more, just.

Awake, my lute, and struggle for thy part 
With all thy art, 
The cross taught all wood to resound his name
Who bore the same. 
His stretched sinews taught all strings what key 
Is best to celebrate this most high day.

Consort, both heart and lute, and twist a song 
Pleasant and long; 
Or, since all music is but three parts vied 
And multiplied 
Oh let thy blessed Spirit bear a part, 
And make up our defects with his sweet art.

With Best Wishes