Having just published the March bit for th Village magazine it show just what an impact on Church activities the current situation has had. As will many many public places All Saints has closed until some time in the future, hopefully that will not be too long.
The Church has stood on this spot at least since Domesday 1087 and will will have seen many things both joyous and frightening. This is of course not the first time this country has been struck, remember the plague which absolutely devastated the country. No matter how bad that impact was we as a country came through it. Staying at home and local distancing is the best way to help defeat this virus. In the 13th Century they did not understand what was happening, we do today and have the tools to cope let’s facilitate the use off those tools…primarily our outstanding NHS which has in the past has been unfairly criticised. Now we all understand how blessed we are with a comprehensive healthcare system staffed by exceptional people.
We can do without mangetout and avocado pears and other such luxuries and so what if you are running short of wine, enjoy each others company, we will come out of this and before you know it Churches will again be open to welcome you all.