September 2023

September is the month of new starts – back to school for children, back to work for many who have been on holiday, whether at home or abroad.

The new start – what a great idea it is: to think not just of life as the ‘same old thing’, but as containing the chance of something different and we hope something better.

The Christian understanding is based on a new start for all, centred in the crucifixion of Jesus. For that event – the cross – becomes the bridge by which our systemic moral failure (‘All we like sheep have gone astray’) is forgiven and we find our way back to God. The cross of Jesus gives us the greatest of all new starts.

And so Christianity, in its collective new start, is open to all, with the chance for every day and every moment of the day to offer an individual new start and a better way of living.

Please join us at All Saints for our pet service on 17 September, a concert of local talent on 6 October and our harvest lunch on 8 October, which takes place within the flower festival from 6-8 October.

Please also join us at the Preston Harvest Supper on 22 September in the Village Hall.

With every blessing