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On this page we show what people of the parish are doing/creating/thinking about during these days of isolation.

Pentecost contribution
Jason Tilbrook and Peter Judge playing music over the garden fence during lockdown:

(29 May 2020)
More drawings from Evelyn Wilson
(click on a small picture to enlarge it)

(29 May 2020)
Appreciating the beauty of nature
Mary Chibnall has sent in these beautiful photographs celebrating God's creation; she writes: 'Taking walks during lockdown has made me look more closely at the beauty of the flowers in the gardens that I walk past, and it's given me time to take photographs of them'. (Click on a small picture to enlarge it.)

(27 May 2020)

Singing in isolation with Songs on Wheels
While staying isolated, Alice Thacker and Bruce Goatly have been recording and filming contributions to songs for Songs on Wheels to release online for residents of the care homes, day centres and clubs that the group would normally be visiting. Just because the group can't go in person doesn't mean they can't be there in spirit! Bruce has also been learning new skills for mixing about 15 separate voice recordings and editing the videos together. A couple of examples are below; there are more on YouTube.

(24 May 2020)

A hermit's call from the wilderness
Nick Mayhew-Smith has written a blog about hermit spirituality, aiming to show how spirituality can be expressed during a time of intense social isolation.
(Nick's latest book, The Naked Hermit (SPCK, 2019), is available now on Kindle and in hardback.)

(27 April 2020)

Lockdown drawings from Evelyn Wilson
(click on a small picture to enlarge it)

(27 April 2020)