Welcome to the Parish of Teme Valley North, set in the beautiful Teme Valley. If you are new here, it’s great to see you! Please follow this link to find out more about us.
As we leave the season of Easter and Pentecost behind, the Church moves into the ‘green’ season of the weeks after Trinity. Green, because the vestments and altar frontals are of that colour, apart from the occasional variation when a festival or saint’s day occurs. Green, too, because as we move from spring into summer, we are all the more aware of the greenery of trees and grass, hedgerows and hills. It’s a good time of year for people with green fingers.
Green has other meanings as well. It stands for youth and inexperience (‘he’s very green’), reminding us of the green shoots of spring. Such people are sometimes called ‘greenhorns’, which is the American word for immature bulls or oxen.