Rev Chris Weekly Update 09/10

Dear all,

Having returned from my jaunt across the north of England I took the opportunity to dig up the remaining crop of potatoes from the garden. It must be said that they do taste so much better when home grown, although, sadly, there were not as many in the ground as I thought there might have been – perhaps the drought had something to do with that.

As I worked in the garden it was apparent that the season is gradually changing, and the cooler weather and shorter days are on their way. As things cool down, I am sure that our minds will turn to how long we leave it before turning the heating on, bearing in mind the increasing costs – for many this will be a time of great anxiety over this issue. As a result, the part that Foodbanks play in alleviating some of the burden of the cost of living is going to be even more crucial this coming winter and I am grateful to all who have contributed, across the community, to the Harvest donations that have been, and are still being, collected in our churches, in addition to the ongoing collections that take place.

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.

(From the Old Testament prophet MICAH 6:8)

As we move on beyond Harvest the next significant event that comes to mind is Remembrance Sunday on the 13th November. Please also note that on Sunday 6th November there will be a Commemoration Service in St Nicholas Church at 2.30pm – all are welcome to come as we remember loved ones that we have lost, and if you would like their name mentioned in that service, please let me know.


Rev Chris