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Sunday Worship

11am    Holy Communion

Mid week worship

Tuesday 9.15am Online Communion Service via Zoom

Please contact Rev Sarah for the link

Wednesday 9am Morning Prayer in church

Messy Church

First Saturday in each month 4-5.30.

The venue for Messy Church alternates with Clayton West Methodist Church, Wakefield Rd.

May 7th Clayton West Methodist Church

June 4th St Augustine’s, Scissett

July 2nd Clayton West Methodist Church

August 6th St Augustine’s, Scissett
 

Social Events

Last Saturday in each month

Coffee Morning 10.30-12noon

Special events take place throughout the year

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Clergy Letter. Easter 2022

SarahFarrimondthumbIn the nature of things I am writing this Easter message before Easter. It seems to be jumping the gun a bit – rushing ahead to the end, or perhaps the high point of the story too quickly. After all Easter is not an isolated festival. The Easter story is one part (albeit the central one) of a bigger story.

This story begins at Christmas, with God coming into the world as a vulnerable child. This child, Jesus, grew up and led a life that was both ordinary and extraordinary: a compelling speaker and a bringer of healing and hope, transforming the outlook and the lives of those who he met, even when this brought him into conflict with the powerful. Then things came to a head and Jesus was arrested and on the darkest of days killed by crucifixion.

The story of Easter is about how after the despair and devastation of Good Friday, when Jesus died on the cross and his followers lost all hope, Jesus was found to be alive again. Easter is the festival of new life, resurrection, hope.

The Easter story is thick with human experience of every kind from utter misery to profound joy. Sometimes those Easter themes of joy and new life are a good fit. Sometimes life- our own or that of the world feels stuck at an earlier point of the story- in the desert places of Lent, or the devastation of good Friday or the lost-ness of Holy Saturday. Talking about new life can feel indeed like jumping the gun. But that Easter message is still there waiting. However dark the night, however long it seems the dawn will come.

God Bless you with joy and hope this Easter

St. Augustine's  Church

 

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