The President and Vice President of the Methodist Church have released Easter messages, reminding people of the Easter message of hope, passion and joy in the midst of despair.
Vice President Dr Jill Barber said: "This Easter we share Christ's tears for our world in all its pain. For children drowned fleeing from the unimaginable horrors of war. For unaccompanied children in the jungle at Calais."
"The Easter message is one of ... life from death, love stronger than hate. At the moment of utter darkness, the light of the risen Christ breaks through."
The Revd Steven Wild, President, added: "This Easter, with joy and love, may we all cry Hallelujah and encounter the risen Lord."
You can read more and listen to the Presidents' Easter message on the Methodist website.