Rector’s March Parish Letter
The new snowdrops in our churchyards are looking so beautiful at the moment. In Little Horsted and Isfield, there are drifts of tiny white flowers, interspersed with yellow daffodils, rolling out among the gravestones. I always think our churches look at their loveliest in the clear spring sunlight.
It shows the promise of new life that comes through at this time of year, the sign that winter’s grip is past and that the warmth of early summer is just round the corner (well, we live in hope!)
In all our Church communities too there are signs of new life, new hope, new possibilities. We are keeping our fingers crossed that someone will take up the post of Associate-Vicar in St. Margaret’s. In St. Michael’s a small group is getting together a statement of need with a view to renewing the heating in the building together with toilets , running water and a little kitchenette. In Holy Cross we are having a Vision Morning on the 17th March in the Belmont Centre, 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 midday led by the Reverend Rob Dillingham, the Diocese’s Deputy Director of Apostolic Life: we will be looking at how we want to grow, as individuals and as a community, in our prayer lives and spirituality, in our worship & in our outreach to our town and to the world outside and around us. It would be good to have as many of our congregation there as we can, as well as the P.C.C. It is an opportunity to lift our faith journey up to God, for us to walk this Lenten time in the light of God’s love with trust, with excitement and with hope in our future.
Come and join in: all welcome!
Love Fr. John