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Letter from Revd Leonora Hill, 'Signpost' & services - December 2020

on Fri, 20/11/2020 - 12:00pm

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Revd Leonora Hill
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Dear Friends,

Don't it always seem to go “That you don’t know what you got till it’s gone”, words
from Joni Mitchell’ song Big Yellow Taxi seem strangely appropriate today. Like
Jesus, Covid has turned a lot of things upside down, but mostly not in a good
way. Advent and Christmas will have a very different shape this year and are
approaching surrounded by uncertainty. It is my hope and prayer that one result
may be that many people will rediscover the true meaning of Christmas as
commercialism is, by default, taking a back seat.

“Mind the gap”, are words you hear on the London Underground and the
challenge for the Churches is to mind as many of the gaps that are appearing as
is possible. The Ridgeway Benefice has so far done just that. Our online
services, prayer and book study have combined to provide a framework which
has unified the six churches and encouraged a new level of fellowship. This has
to be welcomed and built upon. Of course we will be delighted when it is
eventually possible to return to regular worship in our beautiful church buildings,
but I believe it is important to continue to use the new things that we have
discovered.

Peter Cook