As the winter gives way to the Spring, I hope the increase in sunshine and daylight is having a beneficial effect on your health. It seems that for many people the winter does not help lift the spirits after four or so months of it.
Easter is now within our sights, and we have Mothering Sunday on route, and of course Palm Sunday. Times that remind us of humility. Whether it is the natural humility that comes from being grateful for all the kindness and support we have received from our mother, or to recall the humility of Our Lord’s journey into Jerusalem, on the colt of a donkey.
Lent reminds us that we are servants and should try to think less of ourselves and more of others.
I do very much hope that you are able to come to church on or around Easter. For communicants, Easter lasts until Whitsun, which is five weeks later, so there should plenty of time to receive your Easter Communion.
I am grateful to Rev Celia Carter who is stepping down from taking services after filling the gap that Rev Alveen Thorsesen left, a year ago. We are having to cut back a few services, but have enlisted the help of two local retired clergy Rev John Hunnisett from Nailsworth and Rev Canon Catherine Coster from Chipping Sodbury.
With my best wishes,