As I sit to write this I have been the Vicar of this parish for almost exactly seven years. Seven years ago on 29thJanuary 2014 I was ‘put in’ as the jargon goes. (The official name of the service was ‘collation and induction’, which I continue to feel makes it sound like a buffet on a labour ward.)
Here is our e-Church video for Sunday 24th January
If you have opportunity to ask people how they are these days, whether by phone or email or video call, the chances are that one word will jump out at you – weary. There is a tiredness, a peculiar kind of tiredness, that has come with the experience of spending much of the last year under a kind of house arrest. It isn’t a physical tiredness, or even a mental one. Whether you’re very busy or don’t have quite enough to do – and there are plenty of people in both camps – the weariness comes not from activity or inactivity but from the constant strain of the pandemic.
Here is our e-Church video for Sunday 17th January
Here is our e-Church video for Sunday 10th January
Here is our e-Church video for Sunday 3rd January, the Epiphany of Our Lord.
The Weekly Letter will resume next week. In the meantime, Happy New Year everyone.