Having come through another dark, dreary winter, when we witness the cold earth stop still, we notice green shoots emerge - signs of life in what was once thought dead. Though the ground has been frozen, beneath the surface the irrepressible force of nature has been biding its time, and with tremendous energy a whole new miracle breaks through.
This year at St Saviour’s we are looking forward to celebrating so much with excited anticipation. We have an engaging programme of activities leading us through Lent and Easter, then a number of Baptisms and Weddings and a Confirmation Service on Pentecost Sunday.
There are other social activities and special events too, and you can learn more about many aspects of our life from coming back to our website and reading our parish magazine. Most important to remember though is that we are driven by a common vision; our parish’s commitment to continue the work of Jesus by focussing our energies on living, praying and thinking as the disciples of Jesus Christ today.
We have launched our new Mission Action Plan; the document we have to steer this vision and make it happen. There is a lot to be done, but we believe that with prayer, patience and mutual encouragement it can come about. This is, after all, God’s church, and in his suffering and death he gives us an amazing example of love and service. May we then live his risen life – and honour him today through our faithfulness in prayer and our commitment to serve him in others.
With my prayers and very best wishes, Fr Matthew