We were blessed with good weather this Easter.
After the Maundy Thursday evening communion in the upper room that is the Lishman Hall, the Good Friday walk of witness and open air services in Northumberland Square and Bedford Street were warm and sunny. The Mayor of North Tyneside joined Churches Together in North Shields for the walk. Leaders of various churches took part in the services, telling the good news of God’s sacrificial love for us, healing us of our “spiritual sickness”. Messy Church followed at St Columba’s, exploring the Easter story through art and crafts.
On Easter Sunday, our “sunrise” communion was incorporated into a fairtrade breakfast. Mid-morning and evening communion services followed, where we heard about the important part that women played in witnessing Jesus’ resurrection, which was a form of “re-creation”, a new start in the life of the world.