From the Rectory
October 2007

We are now well and truly in the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. No summer to speak of, just a few fine days and now the days are drawing in again. This year the Rectory had its old and, now we understand dangerous, gas fire removed. The chimney was swept and now we have an open hearth. What a comfort when the weather is bleak. The fire is more entertaining than the television. We can do toast and have crumpets, and we are looking forward to the chestnuts. Mmmm....

Alan Tucker kindly delivered part of his old garden shed for us to burn, recycling at its best. Shortly after, Alan was admitted to hospital and was very ill indeed. I'm glad to say that he continues a steady recovery. When he's well enough he will have to come and sit by our fire for a chat. Consider yourself invited, Alan.

Autumn is a lovely time of the year, with so much to look forward to. I always think that it has a sort of melancholy attraction. Coming up we have All Saints, All Souls', Remembrance Sunday and, close on their heels, Advent. Planning so far in advance always makes me catch my breath, but it is necessary and we do have some delightful events and festivals to look forward to between now and Christmas.

Lots of opportunities for worship, and for thanksgiving to God for what has been this year, and for what is still to come. Let's hope that as our Stewardship Prayer says, 'The best is yet to come.'

Yours for Christ's sake.