16th September 2021

Dear Friends

How good it has been to see more people back in church for our worship, and now for social events too! We look forward to being back in person with Friends of St Nicholas this Sunday evening.

I came across a quotation recently by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, from his classic work on Christian Community ‘Life together’, in which he says that our physical closeness to one another is a wonderful and irreplaceable sign of God’s presence (although in our COVID-19 times he might also have suggested sometimes wearing masks!) He wrote:
‘The believer…lauds the Creator, the Redeemer, God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, for the bodily presence of a brother or sister. The prisoner, the sick person, the Christian in exile sees in the companionship of a fellow Christian a physical sign of the glorious presence of the triune God.’

On Friday 24th September we shall be having our annual Macmillan Cancer Support service of prayer and remembrance at 10am in church, followed by a coffee morning. If there are individuals you would like to be prayed for by name, either those living with cancer or those who have died, please email their details to the parish office or sign up on the list at the back of church on Sunday. Please write legibly, and please make it clear as to whether or not they are still living.

With every blessing
Mother Eileen