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From the Vicarage

Dear Friends,
I write this on something of a “high” as last night I saw something amazing. I think it may have been a meteor streaking across the night sky. It certainly took my breath away and made my heart leap to see something so spectacular.
I never take it for granted that we are able to see the deep night sky so clearly out here in the countryside. We can see the stars – even some of the planets – and wonder at the beauty and immensity of the world, and our place within it.
I am reminded of Psalm 8:
“O Lord….When I look at thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars which thou hast established; what is man that thou art mindful of him, and the son of man that thou dost care for him?”
This world, planet earth, is so beautiful.

This month, on Sunday 16th at 11 am in Llantilio Crossenny, we will be holding an “Animal Blessing Service”, in which we can celebrate the wonder of the world, and bring along our animals great and small. Everyone is most welcome – All animals are invited, though no aggressive people please!
At the end of the month on October 30th at 6.30pm, in Llantilio Crossenny, there will be a special service to remember those we love who have died. This is a very quiet, beautiful, service in which we can light candles in memory of our loved ones. This world, beautiful as it is, is not our only home.
Finally, I would like to thank you all for everything you do to support one another. Acts of kindness, generosity and understanding are far more powerful and meaningful than any sermon. So, as St. Francis is reputed to have said, “Preach the Gospel at all times, only use words if you have to.”

With every blessing,

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A gentle plea from the Vicarage to let us know if someone is ill or in hospital and a pastoral visit would be appreciated.