Easter Friday was dark with thunderstorms and showers, Saturday grey, with steady, ceaseless rain. But Sunday dawned to show a cloudless sky And the great sun, in beauty now unveiled, Dazzling the gaze of those who scarce had hoped To see such loveliness restored so soon: Recalling that first Easter long ago When Jesus crucified, […]
A Service of Blessing and Thanksgiving for baby Kirsten Gillian Evelyn Bailey was held on 8 February 2009.
Mystery visitors – none of whom attended church normally – were sent to 70 congregations across the country. Around 90% said the church they visited had a tangible sense of community. Over three quarters said they would be back. And over half said they felt comfortable, involved and genuinely welcome. Churches were secretly judged on […]