Time seems to have gone so quickly for us this year but then I guess that is inevitable when such a lot of change is taking place. Our move went well overall, and we are so happy to be here in this beautiful benefice. Thank you to all of you for making us feel so welcome! We have received a lot of cards and some lovely gifts like plants and biscuits which we are or have enjoyed.
I would like to particularly thank those of you who have worked hard to keep the church family connected and loved during this last year. A vacancy is always difficult, but you have had a particularly difficult time and I do want to say thank you. Bishop Nick, our Diocesan Bishop, has asked the clergy to pass along his gratitude to all the Church Wardens and church leaders and indeed all those who have been continuing the mission of the church in the world during this pandemic. The pastoral care from church communities has been so relevant and necessary and is so valued by the community. Church as a loving, caring community has never been more visible or more relevant during my lifetime. Thank you for sharing God’s love with those around us.
HAPPY EASTER! New beginnings indeed, a fresh start for my family. Signs of growth and Spring all around us as we begin to emerge from the lockdown. As a church we will hopefully begin to flourish once more, and I invite everyone to make themselves known to me and to come along to whatever we are able to arrange in the weeks ahead. Please do telephone and ask if you would like to meet me and I will arrange an appointment to have a chat, suitably covid-safe of course! I look forward to meeting you.
Reverend Suzy – your new Vicar!
01423 772638 (please call between 9am and 9pm)