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Minister's Message

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Dear Friends,

That part of the church calendar known as Lent and Easter is usually very busy for ministers with all the extra services around Holy Week. This is why most ministers take a short break after Easter. A few years ago Colin and I did something we’ve never done before . . .  Inspired by Channel 4’s “Coach Trip” we booked for a short tour with Shearings to the Isle of Wight.

We thoroughly enjoyed it and what made it even more memorable and worthwhile was Gary the driver’s local knowledge of the island. It was so interesting hearing about King Charles’ capture at Carisbrooke Castle, Queen Victoria’s palace by the sea and Captain Black’s successful shipwrecking activities. From Sandown to Shanklin, from Ryde to Yarmouth, and from Cowes to Godshill we marvelled at Gary’s insightful and entertaining commentary. The views from Godshill were spectacular with fine sunny weather making the visibility over the Downs just perfect.

In such beautiful surroundings it is very natural to be stopped short by a sense of God the Creator’s presence and being and our own insignificance in the grand scheme of things. However, equally inspiring is the wonder of God’s intimate knowledge of us at every stage of our life. Psalm 139 comes to mind as it speaks of God’s knowing us with perfect and complete understanding up to and including the present moment. God recognises our happiness and our pain and he loves us through it all. It is with this same nourishing love that God’s close friends learn to love others.

Colin and I will definitely be looking forward to another coach trip holiday in the future. As Spring turns to Summer, wherever and however you travel over the coming months may you have a great time and enjoy discovering a little more knowledge about some part of God’s incredible world! 

Your friend and minister, Janet.



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