Parish News

Hope says Rebecca Solnit is not like a lottery ticket you can sit on the sofa and clutch, feeling lucky...hope is an axe you break down doors with in an emergency. Hope just means another world might be possible, not promised, not guaranteed. When we face the enormous challenges that we do, both abroad, here at home and in the struggles of our own lives, it is hope born in our imaginations and hearts that will sustain and nourish our faith in different possibilities for people to live together without fear or hatred. To live life in all its fullness, said Jesus.For Christians the source of such hope remains the extraordinary events that make up the season of Easter, where an apparently hopeless situation was transformed in the imaginations, hearts and lives of those who thought all was lost by the unexpected encounter with the One who they thought had gone forever and whose dream had gone with Him, nailed to a cross by the Empire of the day.

The unexpected and barely understood event that we call the resurrection, rekindled hope that had been seemingly buried in the tomb of Gethsemane. And ever since, men and women through the ages have discovered the transforming power of that hope in their lives; sometimes revealed through gestures of service and help; other times through brave refusals to remain locked in tombs of despair and helplessness. Sometimes through small apparently insignificant actions, other times in joining together with others in finding new ways of living. In the face of impossible situations, hope makes the present bearable and the future possible and full of surprises.

At Easter a new power was released in the world, inviting us to reimagine ourselves and in so doing give birth to new possibilities - as we step out in hope.
With every blessing for this season of Easter

The Rev Jonathan Morris

Vicar of Haselbury, North Perrott and Misterton


Parish News Archive  (Please note that this publication is now named Village News)

Click an edition to download.

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

July/August 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

December 2015/January 2016

November 2015

October 2015

September 2015

July/August 2015

June 2015

May 2015

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015

December 2014/January 2015

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

July 2014

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

September 2013

July/August 2013

June 2013

May 2013

April 2013

March 2013

February 2013

December 2012/January 2013

November 2012

October 2012

September 2012

July 2012