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Holy Days - A Time to reconnect!

Dear Friends

It has been a busy and encouraging year. During the summer holiday period we can slow down and step back a little from the hectic pace of life which includes church.

We need to allow ourselves to relax at least for the first few days anyway. Go sightseeing swimming, or walking, whatever helps you unwind from the previous weeks and months.

  • Matthew 11 v28 - Jesus said, 'Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.' We need to allow God to take the tired from our shoulders.


On computers there is a 'Refresh' button which you can push to make the picture clearer. Our lives and faith can sometimes become a bit jaded and tired. Summer is an opportunity to press the refresh button, to sharpen up the image and clarity of our faith.

  • Psalm 42 v1,2,7 - As the deer pants for the streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God ... Deep calls in the roar of yor waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me.'

Perhaps you could reflect on the experience of being on holiday, time with the family, the opportunity to change the pace of our lives, to enjoy some of our hobbies that so often can be squeezed out by the rush of life.

I weave into my life this day
The Presence of God upon my way,
I weave into my life this hour
The might of God and all his power
I weave into my sore distress
His peace and calm no less.
I weave into my step so lame
Healing and helping of His name.
I weave into the darkest night
Strands of God shinning bright,
I weave into each deed done
Joy and hope of the Risen Son.

Tides and Seasons ed. David Adam

God bless

Revd. Michael Giles

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