We are living in extraordinary times and none of us has had previous experience of such extreme conditions. Suddenly we are required to rethink everything we have taken for granted and reimagine ways of living without a blueprint and the Church is no exception.
There IS one blueprint we can still use; love your neighbour as yourself. We are blessed with close communities who do know each other and can keep essential communication links open. Be patient, be kind and be careful. The first Easter began as a trickle but became a flood of joy. May we find blessing this Easter in ways that surprise us all.
‘Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy in this time of uncertainty and distress. Sustain and support the anxious and fearful, and lift up all who are brought low; that we may rejoice in your comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.’
With love and prayers, Reverend Bridget’
The Parochial Church Council of Kirkbymoorside with Gillamoor, Farndale and Bransdale is Registered Charity Number 1182973