The Joyce Tomb in Cockshutt Churchyard

One of the Treasures of Our Benefice One of the chest tombs near the door of Cockshutt Church has a brass longcase clock dial set into the ledger stone.  The grave is that of John Joyce whose ancestors had lived in this locality for centuries.  One of those ancestors, another John Joyce, took over the … Continue reading The Joyce Tomb in Cockshutt Churchyard

Outside an Empty Tomb

 ‘One of the most beautiful stories in the Bible is found in John 20; 14-16.  A distraught Mary Magdalene is standing outside a tomb, and she is convinced that some ne’er do wells have stolen the body of her beloved Master, Jesus, for reasons which she can’t begin to fathom. There’s a gardener nearby, and … Continue reading Outside an Empty Tomb

Happy Easter Blessings!

Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb.  And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his … Continue reading Happy Easter Blessings!