Julie Coleman - Priest-in-Charge
July is the typical holiday season
when we emerge out into our gardens, or risk foreign climates to
get a sun fix! The pharmacy shelves are groaning with the latest
lotion to keep at bay the sun‘s rays, whilst at the same time
promising a bronzed body to rival the Olympians of old!
Personally I love the hot weather,
though I become shy of direct sun bathing. Sitting under a shady
tree or vine is, for me, a way of connecting to those biblical
figures in both Old and New Testament who also indulged in
sitting under a tree. Whilst I like to think I might connect
into a long and noble tradition of sitting under a tree I must
confess the principle reason remains that the shade stops me
I hope that each of you will enjoy
a refreshing summer. That we may, like the great characters of
our bible, rest awhile under the shade of God‘s love and care
and so be refreshed when he calls us once again to live and work
together within our communities in the Romney March Benefice.
May I wish you all a good long
With love in Christ,
a difference a day makes!
A few of us
decided to help our fellow parishes by embarking on a church
clean beginning with Ivychurch and Newchurch. As we encountered
the spiders, cobwebs and dust, we learned what it means to truly
serve our brother and sister, which was made even more poignant
when a group of visitors arrived by coach on a guided tour of St
George's. They called us "Holy Cleaners" but instead we have
dubbed ourselves the 'Cleaning Crusaders' as we plan to travel
to our other brothers and sisters in the benefice to help where
we can. If you're not afraid to roll up your sleeves and join
us, ring Revd Julie because every little helps.'