Reverend Ian Mabey of St Johns Anglican Church, Coffs Harbour, offers a Palm Sunday blessing.
Reverend Ian Mabey of St Johns Anglican Church, Coffs Harbour, offers a Palm Sunday blessing. Leigh Jensen

Roads to be blessed 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.

In 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.

Reverend Ian Mabey, of St John's Anglican Church, Coffs Harbour, said 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,” Rev Mabey said.

Rev Mabey pleaded with all road users to slow down, wear seatbelts, ensure children were properly re-

strained, take breaks to avoid fatigue and not to drink-drive.



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