a collection of images and other stuff from our local community of places and times where we have encountered God. Would you like to add something? send it via email to Rev Patrick.
First is a painting I did many years ago of my daughters enjoying time on Mousehold Heath. The second, my daily walk along the cliff top from my caravan to Happisburgh. Where better to be at peace and one with God. Sharon Morter.
The words of a hymn...
God be in my head, And in my understanding; God be in mine eyes, And in my looking; God be in my mouth, And in my speaking; God be in my heart, And in my thinking; God be at mine end, And at my departing. We sung this hymn at our sons funeral and ever since I feel God near when I say or sing the words. Today is the anniversary of Roy's death 34 years ago, it was Holy Week and still seems like yesterday. Easter will come with hope that life will begin new and healthy that we will be better people after this pandemic. Seeing Sharon's painting of St James Hill that's my place to find God. Bit morbid but that's where I want my ashes to go, free and where I've had fun with my parents, my children, Grandchildren and friends and family over the years. Mustn't forget the dogs, which I've walked there and prayed seeing God all around.
St Martin in the Fields
This is where my Christian faith began. I was homeless and had spent the night on the Picket outside the South African Embassy, next to the Church and had read a book "Run Baby, Run" by Nicky Cruz. It described a God who speaks to people and so I went into the Church and prayed "God if you are there please speak to me because I need you", I heard a voice which told me what to do next, and so my faith began.
A prayer chosen by Anne.
Lord Jesus Christ, teach us that whatever today holds, and whatever tomorrow may bring, the future is secure, for you are with us. Help us then to live every moment with you, in quiet confidence and joyful celebration, knowing that you are ours, and we are yours, for ever . Amen.
The Cross and music
Two choices sent in today, the beautiful cross of St Cuthbert of Northumbria and a piece of Music, Unto us a son is given from Handel's the Messiah.