This month we focus on the 75th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe. The celebrations were most welcome; everyone did what they could under the lock-down and I think that the event was wonderfully colourful.
Once again The Directory is missing, but fingers crossed that we might start to see events being planned again shortly.
Jackie Jackman provides the Dear Friends ‘walking with God’ text this month, and Tony Service updates us on the Methodist Circuit. Once again Tony has helpfully let me have some additional poems and prayers to help fill the pages, and very welcome they are too. I particularly like Edith Stell’s poem about the Rainbow (page 8).
Barbara Richardson writes about the Mothers’ Union’s support to NHS staff, and the MU Wave of Prayer to help build hope & confidence in the world.
Yvonne Green reflects on Easter in lock-down, and in particular not playing the organ, and we also hear from Fred the spider who lives beneath the keyboards at St Francis.
I report on the VE celebrations and the excellent generosity of Christine Sample and The Fox pub in supplying lunches for people in lock-down. I also report on the Saint Day of William of York that also occurred on the 8th May.
Finally I report on the on-line services that have been created by a small dedicated team at St Wilfrid’s in response to the Covid virus.
Please note that most of the paper copies will not be available this month because of problems with delivery. If you would like a paper copy please let me know, and I’ll let you have once we are allowed out again.