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Bishop Gregory's Easter Message of Hope

The Bishop of St Asaph has expressed a note of skepticism about politics in his Easter Message of hope.

The Rt Revd Gregory Cameron wrote that: “There are times at present when it looks as if the entire political system of the United Kingdom is falling apart.”

But he goes on to say that the Easter story is a reminder of the proof of God’s trustworthiness, which is found in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

He says: “Whatever else we can say about the Resurrection of Jesus, its enormous impact on history cannot be denied.  Eleven dispirited disciples were turned around, a notable persecutor of the Church was converted, millions down through history claim to have met, and be transformed by, an executed Messiah who rose from the dead.  Empires have fallen, human rights movements have been inspired, change has been wrought because this one man has been recognised as the human face of a God of love.”

Bishop Gregory will be presiding at services in St Asaph Cathedral over the Easter weekend.  On Thursday, people from across north east and mid Wales will gather at St Asaph Cathedral for the Chrism Eucharist, when the holy oils will be blessed, and clergy will renew their vows of commitment.  On Saturday, Bishop Gregory will confirm more than 30 people as part of the Easter vigil service.

You can find information about the Easter services at St Asaph Cathedral on  All are welcome to Easter services at St Asaph Cathedral and at churches across the diocese.

You can read Bishop Gregory’s Easter Message in full, in Welsh and English.