Rector's Letter for April

DEAR SISTERS AND BROTHERS,

Here’s something I have learnt recently. Easter more commonly happens in April than in March. And, for those who like their facts, there is a possible 35 day window in which Easter can happen; 22 March to 25 April. So this year’s Easter, though late, is not out of the ordinary. It’s all to do with the timing of the first full moon after the Spring Equinox. One of the great historians of our country, Bede, a monk (673-735AD) spent a lot of time working this date out. We still use the system that intrigued him, the ‘Computus’, to calculate Easter. Read More…