The lectionary for the fifth Sunday of Easter

2 May 2021 Collect Lord of all life and power,who through the mighty resurrection of your Sonovercame the old order of sin and deathto make all things new in him:Grant that we, being dead to sinand alive to you in Jesus Christ,may reign with him in glory;to whom with you and the Holy Spiritbe praise and honour, glory and might,now and in all eternity. Amen. … Continue reading The lectionary for the fifth Sunday of Easter

Wheelchair push to raise much-needed funds for Aware

Simon Malley has launched a fundraiser for the Diocesan project, Mind Yourself, in aid of Aware. Here, explains the story behind the challenge. “After spending the last year in lockdown with the COVID-19 pandemic and being restricted to a 5km radius, I thought to myself: how many kilometres I could do in a month without leaving my 5km restriction? I have set myself a goal … Continue reading Wheelchair push to raise much-needed funds for Aware

A reflection for the fourth Sunday of Easter

Reading: John 10: 11-18 ‘I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. The hired hand runs away because a hired hand does not care for the sheep. I … Continue reading A reflection for the fourth Sunday of Easter

The lectionary for the fourth Sunday of Easter

25 April 2021 Collect Almighty God,whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life:Raise us, who trust in him,from the death of sin to the life of righteousness,that we may seek those things which are above,where he reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever. Amen. The First Reading: Acts 4: 5-12 The next day their rulers, elders, and scribes … Continue reading The lectionary for the fourth Sunday of Easter

A reflection for the third Sunday of Easter

Reading: Luke 24: 36-48 While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, ‘Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. … Continue reading A reflection for the third Sunday of Easter

The lectionary for the third Sunday of Easter

18 April 2021 Collect Almighty Father,who in your great mercy gladdened the discipleswith the sight of the risen Lord:Give us such knowledge of his presence with us,that we may be strengthenedand sustained by his risen lifeand serve you continually in righteousness and truth;through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The First Reading: Acts 3: 12-19 When Peter saw it, he addressed the people, ‘You Israelites, why … Continue reading The lectionary for the third Sunday of Easter