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In quiet and in trust shall be your strength... Isaiah 30:15

As I write this, our second Day of Retreat is under way, timed to coincide with Ascension Day and the beginning of Diocesan 10 Days of Prayer.
These Days of Retreat (including Simple Quiet Days) are proving very popular, it is recommended that booking is made early and online  to ensure a place.

These times of quiet are also spiritually refreshing and inspiring, here is a poem written on a previous day based on Ezekiel 47, by Judith Jessop, a Methodist Minister on Parson Cross and leader of a planned event in July - Spirituality on the Edge

River of Life - flowing of God's love
Be part of it - shaped and refreshed
Roots drawing from it through the earthiness of Parson Cross

To be healthy - flourishing and green
A supple tree - sign of God's presence
Providing leafy shade for rest and healing in Parson Cross

Sharing love - hospitable welcome
Nourishing fruit - taste and see ...
Invitation to sit on the riverbank at Parson Cross

And encounter the Source of life