"Hold tight!" It's going to be a bumpy ride "So says the shrunken head on the Night Bus" in my favourite of the Harry Potter films, The Prisoner of Azkaban. I write on the extraordinary day that the supreme court gave its judgement, that the Prime Minister was unlawful in proroguing parliament - it does seem some times that we are living in a parody, an episode of "The Thick Of It" or of "House of Cards", than in our own world. How bumpy a ride it will be proved to be, perhaps only God knows at this point. My own personal hope is that much of the disruption anticipated by some will turn out to be the worst case scenarios that never happen. We all need to be good citizens at this time, to uphold our values of tolerance and forbearance, and continue to work together for the greater good.
Do continue to pray for our politicians. Pray for the processes, for right and wise judgements, for the right sort of compromise where appropriate. Pray for good leadership, which looks for the longer term, that our country and economy may be a place where all, but especially our younger people will flourish.
"It's going to be a bumpy ride..." - yes, but let's journey together.
Here's a prayer from the 1662 prayer book. They lived in interesting times too... MOST gracious God, we humbly beseech thee, as for this Kingdom in general, so especially for the High Court of Parliament, under our most religious and gracious Queen at this time assembled: That thou wouldest be pleased to direct and prosper all their consultations to the advancement of thy glory, the good of thy Church, the safety, honour, and welfare of our Sovereign and her Dominions; that all things may be so ordered and settled by their endeavours, upon the best and surest foundations, that peace and happiness, truth and justice, religion and piety, may be established among us for all generations. These and all other necessaries, for them, for us, and thy whole Church, we humbly beg in the Name and Mediation of Jesus Christ our most blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.
Yours, as ever,
News from Holy Trinity Church
We have been planning the social events for the church this year, there is some good news , some not so good news and a date for your diary .
The good news
On Thursday the 12th September we will be having our 5th Fashion show in church , the tickets are £15 to include Canapés and a glass of fizz, it has grown in its popularity, a great evening with a chance to see Helen from The Little Boutiques latest Collection , to avoid disappointment please get your names in early to any of us at the end of this message or from Helen at the Little Boutique .
On Friday 27th September following the success of last years musical evening The Tedesca string quartet will be performing again, tickets again will be £15 including refreshments tickets will be available from Clare Bahabra or Julia .
On the August Bank holiday weekend we will be holding an Afternoon tea in church further details will be shared as soon as we confirm the date.
The not so good news
We have decided that this year to have a break from holding the Strawberry Fair, it has been held for approximately 50 years, but we now feel it needs refreshing and reinvigorating . We would welcome input from any of you as to what you would like to see and how you might be able to help us in achieving that.
We are already confirming stalls and activities so Save the Date, Saturday 13th June 2020 we will keep you posted with updates as they emerge and look forward to seeing you all there.
Anne, Brigid, Charlotte, Jane, Louise & Julia .