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'Victory is ours through Him who loves us.’ (Desmond Tutu) Happy Easter

Updated: Apr 23, 2022

'Victory is ours through Him who loves us.’ (Desmond Tutu) Happy Easter “Goodness is stronger than evil; Love is stronger than hate; Light is stronger than darkness; Life is stronger than death; Victory is ours through Him who loves us.’ (Desmond Tutu) On the 26th December – Boxing Day – 2021 – Desmond Tutu died. The world mourned an inspirational man, a deeply committed Christian and one of the great influencers for good of the 20th and 21st Centuries. This might seem odd, but I have struggled to think of Desmond Tutu as having died. That might be because my connection to him is remote; he is a brother in Christ, but I never met or knew him personally. However, I think I have struggled to think of the Archbishop of Cape Town as dead, because he always seemed so very alive, regardless of how he aged. And even though he has passed from this world physically, his strength of faith and especially his resurrection faith, make it seem possible that he is still very much alive. That is the power of faith and of a faith that is joyfully woven and committed to the resurrection. Tutu’s resolute joy and belief in the power of goodness over evil, of love over hate despite all the worldly challenges that surrounded him, has given us a beautiful example of what it might look like to know the power of the resurrection not only in our own life (and death) but what that can mean for others. His infectious joy was I suspect due to his utter security in the truth of how God wins. Of how Love wins. “Of how victory is ours through him who loves us”. Join us this Easter for that same infectious faith driven, Easter shaped and resurrection hope filled worship EASTER SATURDAY (16th April 2022) 7.30pm –St Marys - First Communion of Easter with Easter Fire, the lighting of the Paschal Candle, Vigil and Easter Celebrations EASTER SUNDAY (17th April 2022)


St Mary's

All Age Easter Holy Communion


All Saints

All Age Easter Holy Communion


St Mary's

Easter Choral Evensong

The following week we have the regular mid week worship and with Cafe Church at All Saints starting a new book written by the Bishop of Kensington Graham Tomlin– “

Why Being yourself is a bad idea”.

The Roots Materials for you to use this week are attached and the notices can be found at the end of the e-mail.

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Below are the services for April 18th until April 24th.

Weds 20th April


Celtic Morning Prayer at All Saints Church

Thurs 21st April


Holy Communion at St Mary’s Church

Sunday 24th April


Holy Communion at All Saints Church


Holy Communion at St Mary’s Church with St Marys Kids


Café Church at All Saints Church

Blessings to you and all those you love this Eastertime. Revd Lizzie Revd Lizzie Kesteven Vicar of All Saints Church and St Marys Church, Fishponds Interim Co Area Dean of Bristol City Deanery Advisor for Spirituality for Bristol Diocese 0117 9650856 07973917720

17th April 2022 Email Notice Sheet
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St Marys Notice Sheet
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