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Turned to Joy.

Readings for Easter Sunday

Acts 10.34-43, Colossians 3.1-4; and Matthew 28.1-10


Monday 17 April

What a strange business Easter is. All the sorrow of Good Friday is suddenly turned to joy. Lenten abstinence gives way to chocolate overdose. But what does it all mean? We need to trace the roots of Easter right back into God’s plan since before the creation of the world: that he would send his own Son to break the power of death, to restore humankind to life in fellowship with him, and to create a new people who would bring his life into the darkness of this broken world. Easter is the beginning of a new creation with which you and me are invited to join in.

Question: Into what part of your life – or your world – do you most long  for God’s new life to break in?

 Prayer: Lord, help me to allow your new life to break into mine, and help me to share that new life with others. Amen.



13th February 2015


Jesus simple placed by St. John as the ‘Word’.

Such diversity of translation and meaning that has been debated through the years.

In Genesis we imagine the words of creation and see Jesus as being there with the Father.

John pictured that image too. That word contained the power of newness that begins and continues life.

And are not we a part of that creativity?

The Rev’d Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church


10th February 2014


Mary’s cherishing is another form of recognition of the beauty she found in her child. She would have been shown glimpses of what would become of Jesus, as every mother does.

Simeon says to Mary: ” A sword will pierce your own soul too.” The life of this child will be hard and sorrow will be involved. It is easy to see why Mary became so revered.

Hail Mary, full of grace.
Our Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

The Rev’d Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church