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How does your Easter garden grow?

Many church Easter gardens are looking tired and dated, argues the Church Times gardening columnist, Jamie Cable. He offers suggestions for a fresh approach

YOU could say that Easter began in a garden. Since the Middle Ages, and possibly earlier, European churches have created a temporary garden, often on Maundy Thursday or Good Friday morning, lasting until the end of Easter Week and beyond.

In certain mainland European traditions, the garden remains until Pentecost, and some old churches even have Easter sepulchres built into the sanctuary, to the north of the ...

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A vase? You must be kidding

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Smug and weird — no wonder it’s a turn-off

Congregations need to welcome newcomers with a sensitivity to their questions and doubts, says Christopher Whitby  Read More

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