Here we are at Harvest Festival – a time of celebration, but more muted this year as we find ourselves in a second lockdown locally! This time, it doesn’t feel quite so unsettling, maybe because we’ve been there before and also as the restrictions are a little less severe. At least we’ll still be able to go to church to celebrate Harvest- at a distance, robed in our masks, but bearing gifts nonetheless!
Once again, we have a packed magazine. I’m delighted to welcome some new contributors, as well as grateful to our stalwarts. I’m sure, like me, you enjoy hearing news and updates from across the Parish, as well as all the other goodies thrown in!
Our clergy (oh how lovely it is to be able to use the plural!) are all giving us interesting and thought-provoking articles. We remember Fr David John, explore a Higher Love, find out about a fascinating new structure and ponder Job’s story. Fr Geoff even has us busy making, so get out your paper, scissors, rulers and sticky tape!
We’ve included some lovely poems – uncovered treasures as well as from our home-grown writers. Thank you Hannah for reminding us of Ann Murphy’s talents too. Our Maverick’s Musings are back, bucking trends and making history! And there’s a pleasant reminder of things to come next summer with St John’s Summer Fayre!
Take a moment to enjoy these articles – and if you’ve got ideas or comments for additional content or specific topics, let me know. Keep an eye online too (the website and Facebook) for up-to-date news, livestream services and additional articles.
I look forward to your contributions for the November issue (to me by 25th October please). You can email me, call me or pop them in the post.
Don’t forget to put the clocks back.
Stay safe. Happy Reading!