We begin a new season in the Christian calendar.
The seasonal colour is white, symbolising purity. This is a season of celebrating, centering around the resurrection and ascension of Christ. The symbol on the altar and pulpit cloth shows a fresh new flower springing forth from the empty cross to remind us of the new life in Christ, the heart of the Easter theme.
The Eastertide season is also a time for us to make room in our hearts for the cleansing, renewing power of the Holy Spirit, as we look forward to Pentecost Sunday (23 May).