Message from your vicar

The Vicarage

25 Dence Park

HERNE BAY

Kent

CT6 6BQ

Tel: 01227 360948

e-mail: revsuemartin@btinternet.com

 

July 2021

 

Dear Friends

We have reached summer and we are hoping for lovely warm weather as many of us prepare for staycations around the United Kingdom this summer. It has been a remarkable 18 months unlike any other in my lifetime. Many of us have lost loved ones through the pandemic, many have revaluated life to look at what is really important to them. We are all no doubt pleased to see lockdown regulations being lifted slowly and look forward to the day when we can sing again in church.

I have really missed having you all join in the singing during services. Singing is very much part of our worship to God. So, as we look to the future we can hope, but I doubt very much that services will be quite as they use to be. We are learning to adapt to new ways and this although scary at times has to be a good thing as we look to the future together. Technology has been what has kept us together during this time and we have others who still join us online for services.

In the next year we will hopefully become one parish which will help no end with the practical keeping of the Benefice. We will keep you updated as these proceeds.

Also, we continue to look at what it means for us to be flourishing and sustaining ministry in the Benefice. How will this look?

I ask therefore that we pray together for our future and ask God for his guidance through his Holy Spirit so that we will assist in God’s Mission in the United Benefice.

God Bless You All

With my love and prayers

Rev Sue Martin