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Letter from the Curate – March 2016

In the very early Church, Easter was regarded as the principal occasion for baptism. It was the great high feast, on which day the bishop would baptise all those wishing to become Christians in his city (dioceses being somewhat smaller back then), and for the reconciliation of those who had been excluded from the church for any serious faults. Thus the period of Lent, immediately preceding Easter, was characteristically described as one of (more…)

Letter from the Bishop – March 2016

There is some discussion taking place among major church leaders as to whether to change to a fixed date as with Christmas. Press coverage has noted that the Archbishop of Canterbury has shared in these discussions. However Easter remains at present a moveable feast linked to the full moons of the Jewish Passover as it has done for over 1000 years. (more…)