Letter from The Rector 

Dear All

As I write this at my study desk, I look out onto the garden and see all the signs of it awakening from the winter. The daffodils are in bloom and the day light hours are lengthening. It will not be long now before the season of Lent ends and we burst intoEaster.

Easter Day – the most astonishing day in the history of the world! Some years ago I saw the Easter Story expertly performed by a Christian Drama group. Mary Magdalen was beautifully portrayed on that first Easter morning as she found the tomb empty. Gathering up her skirts and swinging a lantern, she rushed from the tomb exclaiming breathlessly, “He is risen”. Christian people the world over will gather on Easter Day to make that same proclamation.

All this gives me reason for hope amidst the confusions of our times and especially the very worrying times of Coronavirus which has claimed many lives and is affecting so many around the world. Our prayers are with all whose lives have been touched by this virus. The thoughts and prayers and support are also with those in the medical and nursing profession
that are coping with all the extra pressure at this time. Here in Malpas, Threapwood and Bickerton we are taking our duty of care very seriously and keeping within the guidelines of best practice for all those attending services in our churches and will keep this under
constant review.

May Holy Week and Easter be a special time for you and may we all know afresh the peace and power of the Risen Lord in our lives that will give us all strength and courage at theitime.

With every blessing

Ian. Rector

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