Our aim was to focus our thoughts to how we can help to care for and protect our environment.
We started in church with a few prayers and the reading which was the parable of the Sower. The rest of the service was held outside. The sermon was a guided tour of the churchyard looking at the biodiversity and the glories of creation. We were also able to sing at last! It felt wonderful to exercise our vocal cords again to the accompaniment of a recorder and a very enthusiastic blue tit! We ended with an act of commitment for the care of creation and prayers.
After the service there was a further chance to look around the churchyard, buy plants on sale from local cottage gardens and enjoy entertainment from a pop-up recorder ensemble.
It was a very special occasion; the weather was superb and it was wonderful to be meeting and talking to old and new friends alike after such a long time of isolation.
Many thanks go to David Holt, our local surveyor from the Norfolk Wildlife Trust who led the tour of the churchyard giving us so much information about the plants which are appearing almost daily in our new conservation area.