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The Church of England today announces its Easter twitter campaign #EasterMeans which will run from Maundy Thursday (17 April) until Easter Day (20 April).
The campaign asks people to finish the sentence #EasterMeans … to share a personal meaning of Easter with pictures, stories and messages. Bishops will be sharing what #EasterMeans to them in soundbite interviews to be released later this week.
The campaign follows the success of the Christmas campaign, #Christmasmeans, which saw bishops, clergy and church congregations contribute to the campaign that reached more than four million people between Christmas Eve and Christmas morning.
Theologian and religious commentator @vickybeeching said: “I'm excited about the #EasterMeans campaign - it encourages Christians to give the world a window into their personal faith; why Easter matters to them and how the events of Jesus' death and resurrection have impacted their life."
The Easter campaign has been backed by @catherineogle, Dean of Birmingham, who is leading a Passion play in a pub during Holy Week to share the meaning of Easter: “I’m very positive about the #EasterMeans campaign because twitter is all about relationships and interaction, it invites response and enables Christians to talk in public and one to one about what really matters to them.” Listen to an interview with the Dean https://soundcloud.com/the-church-of-england/a-passion-play-in-birmingham
The Archbishop of Canterbury @justinwelby has a range of engagements around the Canterbury area during Holy Week which include a visit to a foodbank, soup kitchen and other local projects, along with a Good Friday Walk of Witness and an Easter Sunday interview on BBC Radio 2’s Good Morning Sunday with Clare Balding.
The Archbishop of York, @johnsentamu, will be leading an Easter outdoor baptism service this Saturday, 19th April, with music and worship in a carnival atmosphere outside York Minster. He said: “#EasterMeans new life, joy and hope. Let’s place our trust in the God and Father of Jesus Christ and let the Holy Spirit change us from glory to glory.”