Thought for the month

Well I have finally got here – and such a welcome no one ever had. I was
nervous before my Licensing and very grateful to friends travelling from
Lincolnshire to support me. But actually everyone was so warm and hap-
py and kind, and all went well. We received the most lovely hamper full
of just what is needed on arrival in a new home and I have spent the first
week of being here overwhelmed by the beauty of the place, the three
churches and spring – perhaps early summer, breaking upon us.
In the midst of so many blessings, I can’t help feeling concerned about
how much I have been given and remember that so many have so little
in comparison. Living in places where there are no trees to marvel at, or
gardens to sit in, perhaps struggling for friends or income or even
warmth during these still cold nights. I do look forward to a summer of
bounty but I also pray, as we all might, that we are open to ways through
which we can share the gifts we are given.
I want to say thank you; Thank you to God, thank you to Bishop Jan and
Arch Deacon Christopher for letting me come and thank you to all who
have made my family and I so very welcome. I look forward to meeting
more and more of you, hearing about your lives and learning the ways
the thread of God’s presence runs through them. A happy June to you
all! And THANK YOU!
Rev Kate Plant