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.
An article in the Church Times took me back to a hymn I’d not sung for many a year with its wonderful opening line, ‘O Love that wilt not let me go’. This is the only sort of love which really counts; it’s the one we recognise in our own loved ones, in parents who loved us into life, in friends who mean the world to us – and, of course, in the God revealed in Jesus Christ.
It is one year ago that we first went into lockdown. Perhaps you can recall what you were doing then when life was more ‘normal’. I can remember going for drinks with neighbours the weekend before it all happened, when Covid seemed something quite distant. Now there are few of us who have not been affected personally one way or another. We know people with Covid, we know people who have died from Covid, and all of us are living with the consequences of Covid.