Welcome to the website for the Honiton Mission Community. Although your Easter celebrations may seem a long time ago now, in the Church we are just coming towards the end of our celebrations. Two great feasts mark its final weeks: Ascension Day when Jesus was taken back to the side of God for ever, and, ten days later, the Feast of Pentecost.
This final feast celebrates the sending of the Holy Spirit as the power and love of God to live in the hearts of all who through Jesus put their trust in Him. With this Feast we know that, although Jesus has gone from our sight, his love and life live on in the world, and in us, through this Holy Spirit. In other words, we are not alone.
The world may sometimes seem very dark indeed - we only have to think of the dreadful events in Manchester so recently - and sin and evil threaten to do their worst. Nevertheless, whatever human beings do to one another, God in Christ and through the Holy Spirit continues to catch us up into his life if only we will accept his offer and allow his Spirit of love,joy and peace to live in us.
In St Paul's Letter to the Galatians we read that the 'fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control,' I pray that those gifts may rule in your life as this Easter season comes to an end.
With every good wish,