Posted on: 21/03/2021
Good morning - I’m hoping you can make the most of this slightly milder weather as spring begins. The blackbird song is absolutely stunning for sure although I’ve missed the honking of the geese flying to Lord knows where from Blackleach.
Walking round Wardley these last few weeks, it’s been a delight to see the daffodils emerge and bloom. And so, here’s a poem by Robert Herrick - The Daffodils
Fair Daffodils, we weep to see
You haste away so soon;
As yet the early-rising sun
Has not attain'd his noon.
Until the hasting day
But to the even-song;
And, having pray'd together, we
Will go with you along.
We have short time to stay, as you,
We have as short a spring;
As quick a growth to meet decay,
As you, or anything.
As your hours do, and dry
Like to the summer's rain;
Or as the pearls of morning's dew,
Ne'er to be found again.
St Joseph, foster father of Jesus, pray for us
PS Please pray for Adam and his family
Could you please consider doing some litter picking or grounds' maintenance around our churches in preparation for Holy Week - thank you
Posted: 31 March 2021
Good morning - well! I finished the walk with an average of 11,000 steps per day. Thank you for your generous support.
Posted: 23 March 2021
Good morning - thank you for joining in the prayers for the Day of Reflection as we remembered so much of this last year.
Posted: 22 March 2021
It’s one year since the first official lockdown; what a year! There is so much to remember today - memories of so many sadnesses, of sheer dogged resiliences