Walton and Trimley Churches Update
The grass needs cutting. My winter coat has been packed away. The gazebo is up. Summer is nearly upon us!
Even though we have been here for 18 months, it feels like It’s our first summer here in Felixstowe due to being locked down last year and I’m really looking forward to it. Right now, it feels like I am on holiday but at home! Does that go away in the end?
One aspect of my job that I love is being a part of your community. It’s in my mind at the moment especially as the wedding season begins. Late brides, nervous grooms, excited children – I love it all. Thinking of getting married? There is no better place to tie the knot than your local church. Our church events are also starting to happen once again, all of them focussed on serving the community. All these things and more, along with the sadder moments, have kept your local churches at the centre of parish life for hundreds of years, and for me, it is an immense privilege to be a part of mine.
Of course, we are not just here for the big moments in life. We gather together in each church every week to worship. We have been able to meet in person for a while now every Sunday at 10am. In time, we hope to expand these services to include new ways of connecting with people who might feel that church in its current form is not for them. Watch this space!
St Philips Community Hub is now officially open in Wadgate Road every Thursday from 9am-1pm with a free cafe and access to a range of services. Why not pop in and say hello? We are planning a big celebration for the hub in July. Again, watch this space!
If you spot me out and about, do say hello. If you want to chat, book a wedding or baptism or if you know somebody who could do with our prayers, give me a call or email me. We are here for you.
Rev Paul Clarke
firstname.lastname@example.org / 01394 813161