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.