Welcome to the Cley Hill Churches, a benefice of 2 parishes made up of 7 churches situated close to the ancient Hill Fort of Cley Hill and the town of Warminster in West Wiltshire . On our journey of faith we are learning together what it means to serve our communities and to live out God’s call for us to ‘love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and all your strength and to love your neighbour as yourself. ‘ It’s an exciting, challenging journey and we would love you to come and see what it’s all about. Whoever you are, and for whatever reason you are reading these words, may God bless you, surround you with his love, and bring you peace.
Pauline's April Newsletter
A few years ago there was talk of fixing the date of Easter Day; it seems to have quietened down a bit now. I know it seems bizarre that unlike Christmas Day, the date of Easter moves around all over the place, but I think it would be a real shame to sever Easter from its traditional connection to the created order, it would loose so much meaning, and in the present context of environmental disaster that we face it seems vitally important that we develop a deeper understanding of our place within it.
In the Western church the date of
Easter is calculated as being the first Sunday after the first full moon after
the vernal, or spring equinox when the hours of darkness and light are almost
equal. What’s all this got to do with Easter I hear you ask? Well, according to the bible, Jesus's death and resurrection occurred around the time of the Jewish Passover, which was celebrated on the first Full Moon following the equinox, which soon led to Christians celebrating Easter on different dates...
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