Monthly Letter

Dear friends


I always think the month of May is a great month of hope. We can (hopefully) be confident that the worst of the weather is behind us and start spending more time in the garden or going out on summer outings. As the warmth increases, so do the colours that appear in our gardens as we marvel at nature. It’s wonderful just to spend a few moments looking at a flower or a leaf and truly appreciate the magical beauty gracefully given to us.

Mother Teresa once said “God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls”.

We live in a very busy noisy world, and perhaps it is too easy to get caught up in rushing to one thing and the next, without taking time to really appreciate what we have right before us, as nature invites us, even wills us to pause and reflect. We are so lucky to live in a country which does have seasons which take us step by step throughout the year in a whole range of different ways and experiences. So maybe we should spend more time “living” each season.

Silence itself can be a wonderful way of being close to not only creation, but our creator. In recent months we have had some lovely comments in our visitors’ book at Brookland Church with people acknowledging and being thankful for the quiet space to simply “be”. It is such a gift to have such a large building open to people during the day where they can visit, pray, or be inspired by some of the many quirky features on offer to the visitor.

So if you haven’t ventured through the doors, why not pop along and take a look, see what inspires you?  How does the silence speak to you? What are the quirky features that take your breath away? The church is  for everyone – so please do pop along anytime and simply enjoy the space.


Every blessing


Revd Shuna



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