Parish Letter

august

Dear All,

It’s holiday time again!  No matter what our age or stage of life, these two months signify time to take a break from our everyday lives, whether for a day or two, a week, or for the long school summer holidays.  Hopefully, the wonderful weather we have been having continues (I write this in June in the midst of a heatwave) and all can enjoy some time to rest, relax and recuperate, away from the busyness of everyday life.

It seems to be universally accepted that we’re all just a lot busier than before – I don’t know if this derives from the 24/7 accessibility to information, news, goods and services that the internet has brought, but it seems to be the same for everyone.  The good news is that it’s time to slow down, time to enjoy ourselves, time to just be in the moment – holiday time.

Throughout the summer holidays, Church services continue as usual and perhaps this is the time to come along to a service if you have been meaning to, or to read a little from the Bible, to put aside some time for prayer, and to think about what it means to be a disciple, a follower of Jesus Christ.  We have some exciting plans ahead, so do have a look under Upcoming Events and put something in your diary to come along to.

Don’t forget that the word holiday means holy day and, originally, the principal Feast Days of the Church were the only days you wouldn’t be expected to work.  They were days set aside for God, so it is very appropriate to set some time aside on these days to think about where you are with God at this time in your life.

Whatever you choose to do, wherever you go, I wish you all a very Happy Holiday.

With every blessing,

Chrissy

The Reverend Chrissy Wilson

Vicar

‘Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens,

and I will give you rest.’

Matthew 11.28