Church of England Diocese of Norwich St. Peter, Sheringham

Nature’s Church

23 May 2020, 1 a.m.

Nature’s Church

Cathedral arches of vapour trails, white against sky blue;

Incense of seaweed wafting, breathing in the cool fresh air;

Skylark choir accompanying low organ tones of sea;

Sculptured art cut out in cliffs. Peace, to share.

Close fellowship of sand

Clinging to the hand.


Candle white surf glinting, sparkling from light of sun;

Pews of rich brown furrowed earth set in neat straight rows;

A horse, knowing itself and God, confident just to be;

The sermon of eternity spelled out in all that grows.

Nature’s gospel truth mine:

Nourishment, bread and wine.