chris small transOver the next few weeks, I am going to share some of my thoughts with you about the pandemic and its impact regarding a variety of topics. I hope that it will stimulate thinking and discussion – some of what I write may resonate with you and some of it may seem quite new. However, it should be stated at the beginning that the pandemic and its impact on lives and livelihoods has been horrific – I struggle with the big questions about why this has happened and am not sure of the value of trying to reach for a quick answer, but rather I will look at the impact on various areas of our life together and explore my thinking.

If you missed Chris and Paul chatting with Bishop Mike about God, the Bible and all things 80s music, you can listen to it here:


APCMs are a chance to look back – to report on the previous year – to look at the mission and activity of the parish throughout the previous 12 months. And what a 12 months it has been – a year unlike any of us remember.

A couple of resources that you may find useful:
At this time many people have spoken about how hard they have found it to pray. One of the things that I always find useful is to begin prayer by reading some verses from the Bible.
An organisation called CPAS have put together a couple of great resources focusing on praise and hope which you can download here.

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