St Mary’s Church, Gayton Thorpe, March 11th
As the winter slowly turns to Spring, we look for signs; signs that will show new life and new beginnings.
The catkins and pussy willow in the hedgerows are a joy, the small birds emerging in song and that tiny glimmer of the sun give promise. The feeling of gladness in your hearts as the winter is being left behind.
And so with Lent, a time for reflection as well as the giving up of something special.
This is a new style of service in a deeply rural church with a round tower and ancient footpaths leading to the Norfolk coast, where(so we’re told!) travellers caught ferries to the continent.
And so a service of reflection in Lent, a time for stillness and for letting God find us where we are in our lives, before the business of Spring catches us in its arms and whisks us away.
More details can be found in the Lent section on Faith Goes Walkabout.
Rev’d Sue Martin
Curate at Gayton Group of parishes