Holy Trinity Church
Vicar: Revd Dr Gwyneth Gibbens
t: 01452 524129
Trinity Hub Office (Hall and Church)
Parish Church Hall Hire
Photographs Tina Dorner 2018
Registered Charity No. 1178091
From the curate
July saw events that brought the community together, such as the church fete which was a wonderful occasion of conversation and fun. In the schools, there have been farewells to pupils moving to new schools, and now with another school year at its end, the busy holiday season is upon us and looking at the weather forecast there are many sunny and hot days ahead.
Holidays are a time to break from the usual routine, time to relax and enjoy different experiences from adventure holidays to lying in the sun. We all need times when we have a chance to unwind from the busyness of life.
The word ‘holiday’ is derived from the Old English word hāligdæg (hālig "holy" + dæg "day"). The word originally referred only to special religious days, days of celebration to commemorate festivals and saints’ days.
In Genesis we read ‘the heavens and the earth were finished, and all their multitude. And on the seventh day God finished the work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day. ‘
God knew the need for rest and established ideas of a day of rest, a sabbath. In the beginning of time when the world was created God rested on the seventh day. The importance of a rest day, a day for re-
Taking a rest day, is an important part of a life-
Maybe you constantly think about finding space for that work-
God created a rest day, created holy days for good reason. Rest days aim to give us a work-
Although our holidays are no longer holy days as such, perhaps we should look for opportunities to connect with God while we are out of the stress and busyness of the work environment. Enjoy and reflect on the wonders of the world we live in and thank God for them, maybe perhaps spend some time thinking about the place God has in our lives.
God created a wonderful world, if you aren’t going away for a holiday, then why not look at the beauty of the things around you, maybe go for a walk, visit a friend or come into church during the day, when it is open for quiet reflection and prayer.
Enjoy the sunshine and enjoy God’s blessing in times of rest and relaxation.
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