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Our Rector Sharon Lord writes………

The Hope of Spring

There is a little poem, full of hope that comer to mind this time of year

Spring has sprung, the grass is ris,
I wonder where the boidies is
The boid is on the wing,
But that’s absoid
From what I hoid
The wing is on the boid!

I love this time of year, it is a time of hope, of expectation when everything is waking up; there are lambs in the fields , the trees are in blossom and the dawn chorus wakes us up! (For many of us the hay-fever season has started too…bless you!)

Our Churchyard is waking up it is full of anticipation full of hope

Our gardening team spend Friday mornings tending to quiet and tranquil space. We are always looking for people to help in the churchyard, and anyone is welcome to pop along and join us! The Payback Team come on Saturdays and help too, by weeding and tidying up.

We planted the new Hawthorn hedge in 2020, and it is really filling out and looks like a proper hedge now. Our wildflower area is in its 3 year and we hope that lots of flowers will grow again.

This is the time of year when we celebrate new life in nature, after all we have just celebrated Easter. A time of hope , a time when we remember the death and Resurrection of Jesus.

The resurrection is a God event, God of a new creation, of surprises of new hope. It’s in God’s very nature to do new and creative things. Hope changes things

As Christians we are a resurrection people and we live in hope.

The resurrection of Jesus demonstrates that hope is not blind, it is not stupid, or naïve. We, like the first disciples have been given hope to pass to others, hope that can stand even in hard times, hope that lift our eyes to New Horizons.

In the words of Jurgen Moltmann ‘God is the wide space of hope’

Blessings for a hoped filled April!

Revd Sharon