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from the Rector

RD            L             :     “Today is the day of salvation for the world…Christ is risen from the dead:
                                  arise with him. Christ returns to himself, you must also return to him. Christ
REV. ASHLEY BUCK                  has come forth from the tomb – free yourselves from the fetters of evil. The
                                  gates of Hell are opened and the power of death is destroyed. The old Adam is
T,                                superseded, the new perfected. In Christ a new creation is coming to birth –
                                  renew yourselves.”
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                                  Thus wrote the hugely influential Gregory of Nazianzen of Easter, in the
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C:                                In the mystery and wonder of Easter we celebrate (as we do at every Eucharist)
REV. RICHARD MUTTER               the glory of our redemption by Christ, and its power to change our lives and
GH,                               destinies for ever. This is a thing not easily explained in words and probably
NR ,                              not fully susceptible to human understanding but there are things we can know
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                                  We know that the victory of Easter stems from God’s love; a love so great that
H AC                           :  his very being spilled over into our fallen human nature so that Christ was both
                                  God and man. We know that our nature was restored in him to its intended
REV.MARK DABORN                   destiny, so that we might become what we were intended to be. We know that
K,                                although all perfection was in Christ, he offered himself for us, that we might
B,                                be raised out of imperfection, healed of our separation from God. We know
D 12 3                            that in this act of sacrifice Christ both offers and accepts himself and by this
07857 –514909                     double action, carries us into the heart of the Holy Trinity itself, the glory that
                                  the Father gives to the Son, the Son gives to us by grace. Reason for
REV. DAVID EVE                    celebration indeed!
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CLEOBURY MORTIMER                 Happy Easter, Christ is Risen!!
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T                                 Don’t miss this          pg 2      C                                pg 13
S 10.30 . .                       From the Curate          pg 3                                       pg 14
P M 7.30 . .                      From the Church Records  pg 4           News from Hopton Wafers     pg 14
P:                                Forthcoming Attractions  pg 5           News from Milson
                                  Letter from the Bishop   pg 6           News from Neen Sollars      pg 15
    : 01562 –630595               Notices                  pg 7           News from Doddington        pg 16
                                  News & Notes             pg 8           News from Neen Savage       pg 16
                                  St. Mary’s April Rota    pg 10          News from St. Elizabeth’s   pg 16
                                                                          News from the Methodists    pg 18
                                                                          Benefice Services           pg 18
                                                                          St. Mary’s weekly calendar  pg 20
                                                                          Prayer Diary for April

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