The Bishop of Durham talks of fresh hope in his Easter message. The Rt Revd Paul Butler, said: "Even in the darkest of times, may this region find fresh hope and fresh joy".
He goes on to talk about the Easter story, Jesus’ own death on the cross on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday saying: “This is the Easter story, and the Easter hope. Death need not hold us in fear because it has been overcome. Jesus, in dying, defeated death. This is why Easter is so important. This is where hope in the face of death truly lies.”
The Bishop, Paul Butler also talks of the recent terror attack in London and the importance of how we honour those laying down their lives for the safety of others.