Monthly Message from Our Minister

June 2022

This month we see the Anniversary of the Queens Platinum Jubilee. I don’t know about you but for me it has just brought up memories of years gone by. It takes me right back to when I was about 2 years old and we celebrated the Silver Jubilee with a street party. We had a whole weekend of gathering and celebrating with friends and family.

Seeing all the events for the Platinum event has made me feel nostalgic with looking back. More so, I guess for some of you, as some of you may even remember her ascension to the throne and coronation.

But whilst it is wonderful to look back, we also need to remember to look forwards. What can all this mean to our children? Will they look back fondly with happy memories of the extended bank holiday weekend and at all the events that schools, and communities have planned. I really hope so!

Our faith can be like this sometimes to. We can look back nostalgically to perhaps more innocent times when our faith was new, but the most important place to focus on is the future. Majority of the New Testament doesn’t focus on looking back, but on looking forwards to how the teaching and preaching of Jesus can change and shape the future.

The words from 1Timothy 6 vs 18-19:

“Command them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share with others. 19 In this way they will store up for themselves a treasure which will be a solid foundation for the future. And then they will be able to win the life which is true life.”

Rev’d. Helen Wakefield-Carr