Reverend Katrina writes...
Isn't it lovely to have such glorious sunny weather for our Easter celebrations. It is like nature is trying its very best to match heaven's mood and is encouraging us to smile... a beaming, radiant, dazzling smile. A smile that bubbles up from deep inside ourselves filling us with pure joy. Joy at being alive - fully alive - at-one-with God and his beautiful creation. Joy at knowing that God loves us and gives us life; a new life in Jesus - an Easter life - a life filled and fuelled with love, and a burning desire to make our world feel as God wants, which is very, very, very good!
Like a spring daisy or dandelion, we instinctively turn our faces to the sun and bask in its glorious rays. At Easter, the risen Lord Jesus invites us to do the spiritual equivalent, namely to turn our hearts to God in love and praise. "Alleluia! Jesus is risen!" is our heartfelt cry as we feel how much God loves us. Thanks to Jesus dying and rising for us, there will never be any clouds on our horizon. Nothing can ever separate us from the glorious beaming rays of his Father's love. Now that is cause for celebration!
Happy Easter to you! Enjoy the spring sunshine and your Easter eggs.
Every blessing, Katrina
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Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults within this benefice
In this benefice, we take safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously. Our Safeguarding Policy and Procedure was adopted at a Benefice Church Council Meeting held on Thursday 9 May 2019. It follows and is consistent with the Church of England's House of Bishops' 'Promoting a Safer Church 2017', 'Protecting All God's Children 4th Edition 2010', and 'Safer Recruitment Policy 2013' (Church of England and Methodist Church.
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Welcome to our website
A warm welcome to the benefice of Mears Ashby, Hardwick, Sywell and Overstone. Across our four historic churches, we offer a variety of services for people of all ages and stages in the Christian faith. We have traditional Holy Communion and Evensong services, as well as more contemporary and informal All-age worship. We also have regular coffee mornings (socials) and evening fellowship gatherings (faith discussions).
Whether you are a regular churchgoer or someone seeking to know more about the Christian faith, we would love to welcome you at our services. If you have any questions or requests, please contact our vicar Revd Katrina or e-mail the Benefice Team secretary.