September is a time of new beginnings with the start of a new school year and many young people off on new adventures. With restrictions relaxing at long last, let’s hope this is the beginning of “life as usual”!
I’m not sure if it’s the welcome freedom, the summer holidays or a month without a magazine, but I’ve had a great number of contributions for this issue. A heartfelt thanks to you all, I’ve so enjoyed reading the articles and I’m sure our readers will too. It did give me quite a challenge to fit everything in, but I got there in the end!
It’s quite an eclectic mix of articles. If you wonder what happens to your contributions to the Foodbank, John Hornsby provides an interesting insight. There are a number of congratulations – to our exam achievers, to those celebrating special wedding anniversaries, as well as some special birthdays and, of course, to the amazing volunteers at Porthcawl RNLI who featured in BBC’s Saving Lives at Sea. Adventure of a different kind is a theme picked up by both John Berry and Carolyn Perren. There’s food-for-thought too – from Adrian Warner and Gill Williams (lots more quotes to follow in future issues, thank you Gill), as well as from Fr Geoff and Fr Mark who use music to gently get our brains in gear.
No magazine would be complete without news from around the Parish and there’s plenty to get your teeth into. Both the Mothers’ Union and 200 Club have had tea and cakes, and I’m sure everyone is delighted to once again hear the bells in St John’s – a definite sign of a return to normality!
So enjoy a cuppa whilst you catch up on what’s happening. And for our next issue in October, please le me have your contributions by 25th September. Stay safe and have a sensational September!