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Welcome to the website of The Lambfold Benefice -
a group of five Anglican rural parishes
in the geographical centre of England
 
Our Rector, Revd Sue Stanley, can be contacted by email by clicking on the link below, or call her on 01327 341307 or 07983 043284

stanley.thehole@btinternet.com

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Sunday 11th April 2021
Second Sunday of Easter

Services in the Benefice This Week

 

10am         Holy Communion         Maidford
(with Revd Lynda Randall)


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April 2021

THE RECTOR WRITES

As I write this on the day after Mothering Sunday signs of spring and new life are in the air; the birds are starting to build nests; lambing is well underway; the daffodils are coming into flower and if the sound of frogs croaking in the evenings is anything to go by we shall have a pond full of frog-spawn anytime now! The evenings are certainly getting lighter and with the vaccine roll-out going well there is a general feeling of hope in the air.

For Christians hope and new life comes in the form of Jesus Christ and particularly in his death and resurrection which we celebrate at Easter. As the sun rises over our planet on Easter Day, believers the world over will be preparing to meet together to declare “Christ is Risen!” Although the Christian faith is undoubtably a mystery, at its heart it is simple; ‘that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the scriptures’, (1Corinthians 15:3-4). If Christ hadn’t come back to life our faith would be meaningless because we would have no assurance that his death had accomplished anything. However, because he did come back to life and appear to his followers we can be confident that his work was effective; that sin has been dealt with, evil defeated and we have the confidence and hope that death is not the end.

Of course, after the resurrection life seemed to go on as before; the Romans were still in charge, the poor were still poor and people still got sick, but for those who saw the Risen Christ, it slowly dawned on them that Jesus was alive. In the world today there are wars and injustice, the poor remain poor and there is still some way to go before we can relax over Covid – struggles between life and death go on around us every day. But for Christians there is the belief that because Jesus still lives he can transform and bring new life to every situation. Jesus said; ‘I am the resurrection and the life’ (John 11:25).

Wishing you all a happy and blessed Easter!

God bless

Revd Sue

01327 341307 stanley.thehole@btinternet.com




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