As we have slowly moved out of a period of isolation, we have welcomed opportunities to gather with family and friends. Recently two events within the Diocese have seen people come together to celebrate during the Easter season.
It feels like it was about eight years ago that I was astonished to find hot cross buns on the supermarket shelf on Boxing Day. At the time I needed to check my calendar as I thought I had time travelled to Holy Week. I was left confused as I was sure I had celebrated Christmas the day before.
When our late Bishop Bill convoked the Maitland Newcastle Diocesan Synod in 2019, the turbulent nature of the following two years could not have been predicted. While Session One could take place face-to-face, Session Two needed to be modified due to the pandemic, and Session Three has been postponed.