Weekly News from the Diocese

Easter Round Up from the Diocese of Monmouth

Diocese of MonmouthEsgobaeth Mynwy

  This email includes a brief snapshot of some of the many wonderful moments and services which took place over the Easter Weekend in the Diocese of Monmouth . Easter Eucharists Through the wonders of technology, Bishop Cherry was able to deliver her first Easter Eucharist in the Diocese of Monmouth directly into our homes. You can watch the full service here and read a copy of her sermon here. Paschal Candles On Holy Saturday, the diocese celebrated Christ’s conquering of death and the start of our Christian year with the lighting of the new Paschal candles.  For many, this was a particularly moving service in these difficult times; reminding us that Christ is always a light in the darkness.Photo credit – Archdeacon Sue Pinnington Easter Gardens Archdeacon Jonathan Williams joined the Easter Garden Challenge! We’ve loved seeing the amazing creativity across the diocese. Newport North Ministry Area started this challenge at the beginning of Holy Week. Entries have ranged in size from mini pots to full garden displays. #GlobalSonRising Anglicans around the globe united to proclaim ‘Christ is Risen’ across Twitter at 5am. We watched the proclamation sweep across each time zone. This social media campaign was coordinated by the Anglican Communion Office. To read more, click herehttps://twitter.com/i/status/1249185524465762305 Jesus’ Resurrection Re-enactment – Cyncoed Ministry AreaMary Magdalene encounters Jesus at the tomb – Cyncoed Ministry AreaPhoto credit – Revd Matt Davis Llantilio Group featured on BBC’s ‘Britain’s Easter Story’ Filmed last year, Revd Julian Grey and Revd Heidi Prince feature in a climb up the Skirrid; also known as ‘Holy Mountain’. While, this year’s walk had to be cancelled due to current restrictions; we look forward to the tradition returning next year. Watch it on BBC i-player Flower Arrangements
– St Julian’s Newport
Though the Flower Team could not get together in Church to decorate the Sanctuary and Shrines for Easter, many arranged flowers at home in honour of the Risen Lord and we share them with you as our gift for this Eastertide Br Nicolas reflects on the community life
– Holywell Community
Br Nicolas of the Holywell Community reflects on living in a religious community and the lessons and challenges of Holy Week. To read, click here Easter dawn – Parish of Marshfield and St Bride’s Photo credit – Stephanie Maidment