You are probably aware that Sunday Worship at St Mark's will resume tomorrow. Both the Government and the Church of England 'highly recommend' the wearing of face masks for those attending; indeed the following week it will be mandatory. So if you plan to come join us do bring and wear a mask. We will be service coffee and tea afterwards but this will be outside on the patio area at the front of Church to make social distancing easier.
I was struck by the Prime-minister's address where he listed various places that masks should be worn. He explained that these were places you would meet strangers, eg restaurants, pubs , shops and places of worship. While I understand what he means I did think it sad that his idea of church is a place where strangers meet! The times may be stranger than normal but the people are certainly not! Church is a place where no one is a stranger, even people we don't know are friends in the making.