17th April 2022

Hello Everyone, 

What a glorious Easter weekend this has been, where the sunshine has filled us with a sense of momentum and some optimism as Spring shows itself in full glory. 

Holy Week has been marked by a faithful following of the journey of Christ into Jerusalem and Linda and I attended a packed St Albans Abbey for the Maundy Thursday Chrism Service when the oils for anointing are blessed and ministers renewed their vows. The singing was tremendous and the whole occasion very uplifting.  

We held our own services for Maundy Thursday in our churches to mark Jesus' Last Supper with his disciples.  These were more intimate and still so special.  Then Good Friday plunged us into the reality of the atoning sacrifice of Jesus. With the altars stripped, the starkness and enormity of what Jesus did for each one of us hit home. 

Now we are on the cusp of Easter Day and the celebration of the Resurrection, a reason for real hope, a reason for true momentum. Services will reflect the joy of this Easter season  

Easter Day Services

7am Westoning Church, Dawn Service followed by Breakfast. All welcome- Nigel 

9.30am Chalgrave Church, Holy Communion - Linda 

9.30am Harlington Church, Holy Communion - Nigel and Robert

9.30am Tingrith Church, Morning Praise - Jon. 

11am Toddington Church, Holy Communion - Linda 

11am Westoning Church, Holy Communion -  Nigel 

Other services and events this week

Monday - Bank Holiday

Tuesday 

Westcaf 10am- noon Westoning Village Hall 

Knitting Group, 10.30- noon Wilkinson Hall, Toddington 

Sewing Bees 1pm Westoning Village Hall 

Wednesday 

Harlington Morning Service at 10am? 

Thursday

Fellowship with Friends 2pm Wilkinson Hall

Friday

Painting for Pleasure Group Wilkinson Hall, 10.30-12noon

Saturday 23rd April 

Coffee Morning 10-12 noon, Wilkinson Hall

Celebrate St George's Day - Ceilidh Dance and Supper (but bring own drinks), Wilkinson Hall. Tickets £12 (or £30 for families) from Punch Opticians or Dee on 01525 872649

A couple of dates for your diaries: 

Children's Art Attack, Toddington Church, 3.30-5.30pm Friday 29th April with Stanley Greening.

800 yrs Celebration Service with Bishop Richard, Toddington Church 30th April, 3pm. 

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter, and sending our love and prayers

Linda and Nigel