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Saturday 15th April, 2023

A large crowd gathered on Good Friday at the gaunt, bare cross on the Market Green for a service arranged by Christians Together Around Easingwold (CTAE, formerly CTED).

The congregation were welcomed by Rev. Lottie Cranfield, Associate Minister at the Parish Church, who introduced the opening hymn: “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”.

An initial prayer was led by Nigel Ashton, from Easingwold Community Church, before the group heard the Crucifixion story from the Gospel of John, read by Alyson Christy, Lay Pastor from the Methodist Church, and by Lottie.

In a short Reflection, based on an Address by Pope Francis, Fr George Corrie from the Catholic Church noted that one image remained fixed in the minds of the disciples: the Cross. That is where everything ended. But in a little while they would discover a new beginning right there, in the Cross. Out of that terrible instrument of torture God wrought the greatest sign of His love – having become the tree of life, that wood of death reminds us that God’s beginnings often begin with our ends.

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