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Letter from the Clergy - April 1st 2018

Letter to the Magazine from a Team LLM.

Dear All,

The month of May is busy for all. Yet we do have 2 Bank Holidays and three Christian Festivals. So when is it all going to end, I hear you cry. We seem to be on a treadmill of sorts. Well news for you its only just beginning. It is a time of new things happening – it’s the birth of the Christian Church after Jesus ascended to Heaven.

Pentecost as we call it is when Peter and the other apostles received the power of the Holy Spirit that enabled them to stand with confidence and courage to tell the story of the Gospel of Jesus and many were baptised.

Whatever you believed happened at Easter, life is renewed in birth. Seeds go into the garden bring colour and our gardens are transformed. Bulbs awaken from the winter rest to give us carpets of bluebells. Life continues, but in an uplifting way. As an artist I am enthused by the changing landscape which is transformed from the dire winter, yet still beautiful landscape.

Our Trinity festival is a Patronal Festival in one of our team churches (Hermitage). Theologically we celebrate that God is three persons in one. Difficult to understand, but as ANDREI RUBLEV’S icon portrays invites us all to celebrate in the mystery and a share of His Love and Care.

Happy month