A Change of Season

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Well Autumn is now in full swing and in fact there’s starting to be a real feel of winter on some days….

A mushroom grows in the front garden at Yew Lane

the nights are getting darker, the wind is getting colder, and next week (30th October) the clocks go back – so don’t forget! .

The 31st October in the celtic & pagan calenders marks the first day of winter and the start of the celtic new year – nowadays of course its got far more linked to the highly commercialised season of Halloween and “Trick or Treats” – the new ASDA in Parson Cross has shelves stacked with costumes and decorations, as well as sweets and treats for children who will no doubt use the night as an excuse the eat more chocolates and sweets than are good for them!

The 31st October also sees another Quiet Afternoon at Yew Lane, led by Judith, the theme will be “Healing and Wholeness”.

In the Christian calender we are only weeks away from the start of the season of Advent when we look forward and prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus. This year we’ll be holding a special advent series of prayers and reflection – so please take a look at the diary page and come along to as many, or as few, as you you want.

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