Father Ian Mabey, of St John’s Anglican Church, Coffs Harbour, offering a Palm Sunday blessing to local roads yesterday.
Father Ian Mabey, of St John’s Anglican Church, Coffs Harbour, offering a Palm Sunday blessing to local roads yesterday. LEIGH JENSEN

Anglicans bless roads for Easter

DIVINE intervention has been called upon to ensure Easter is a time for celebrating rather than mourning the loss of family and friends in Pacific Highway accidents.

Over the past five years 128 lives have been lost on the roads over the holiday period. This staggering

figure prompted a symbolic Blessing of the Roads ceremony in Coffs Harbour, reminding motorists of the dangers that lay ahead.

Father Ian Mabey, of St John's Anglican Church, said local roads were being blessed to encourage motorists to keep the roads safe this Easter.

“Easter is the most important of Christian celebrations as we

celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is tragic that it has become the weekend when we kill and injure more people than any other,” Fr Mabey said.



Coffs MKR sisters draw in more than a million viewers

Coffs MKR sisters draw in more than a million viewers

Coffs sisters push up MKR rating with leader board topping dishes

Coffs business fined more than $20,000 for false claims

Coffs business fined more than $20,000 for false claims

Credit repair business penalised for false claims

From market garden to market leader

From market garden to market leader

New property development comes with a dose of history

Local Partners