Madeley Village

Vicar’s Easter Letter, April 2023

As April begins we step almost immediately into Holy Week and begin the journey through Jesus’ last week until we reach the AGONY of the cross, the SILENCE of the tomb and DELIGHT of the resurrection.

To aide us through Holy Week and beyond, we have a number of services and events across the benefices of Betley and Madeley:

On Monday morning there’s an Easter Wild Church at the new graveyard in Betley.

On Monday evening there’s a Lent Book Group at All Saints’ Madeley.

On Tuesday evening there’s a special Tenebrae service at St. Margaret’s Betley.

On Thursday evening there’s a Maundy Thursday Communion at All Saints’ Madeley.

On Friday morning there’s a Good Friday Messy Church at All Saints’ Madeley

On Friday afternoon there’s a Good Friday act of witness on the green in Betley.

On Saturday evening there is an online Alternative Reflection.

On Easter Sunday morning both benefices will have services in the church buildings.

On Easter Sunday afternoon there’s a Resurrection Day Wander at Silverdale Country Park.

Holy Week is an important time in the life of the church, it’s a great opportunity to invite a friend to a service or event. It’s also a great opportunity to think about faith again if it’s something you’d like to connect with for the first time, or perhaps to reconnect with.

Have a fantastic Easter, the season when God messes with expectations. The AGONY of the cross marks a victory. The SILENCE of the tomb reminds us that even in the tough times God is at work. And the DELIGHT of the resurrection is a sign of hope in a hurting world.

Blessings

Rev Tim


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