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Pastor's Blog

Harvest is past

Submitted by martinleech on Mon, 21/09/2020 - 16:30

For many years I lived in rural East Anglia in a very small village, a hamlet I suppose, surrounded by the fields, meadows, trees and hedgerows of countryside and farmland. We were used to observing the passing of the seasons as we saw the colours and contents of the landscape changing during the course of a year. The empty brown fields would start to show a flush of green over the winter months and then would burst into life in spring as crops grew, trees would green up as leaves budded and grew...

The Lord does not change

Submitted by martinleech on Mon, 14/09/2020 - 16:14

As of today, we have a new set of rules for social distancing - notably the 'rule of six'. Listening to the various discussions, it is clear that clarity is lacking in the minds of many about where we are with guidelines! We are not helped by the differences between the four nations of the UK, nor by there being tighter local measures in some places, nor by the variety of requirements in different settings. I am sure most of us will make every effort to abide, some will not, but that is human nature.

Restart?

Submitted by martinleech on Tue, 01/09/2020 - 16:44

September is here and with it the prospect of schools and colleges starting the new school year. Actually, September has always felt to me like the beginning of a new year. So much usually restarts in this month - including this blog after a summer break! We've seen in the past few weeks many things restarting as the Government tries to get life going again, at this stage of the pandemic. But it still feels so different, we are certainly not back to normal.

Signing off for a temporary break

Submitted by martinleech on Sat, 18/07/2020 - 16:15

Nearly four months on from when we launched this blog, I am signing off for a temporary blog-break. As we went into the lockdown in March we upgraded our website in anticipation of the need for online ministry, Since then, it has been vital to the church's life and ministry while our building has been closed, and the blog a small part of that continuing voice. I suppose I could look at it as a sort of diary of observations, lessons and information from these difficult times...