Dear Friends On 20 July I went along to the Eastleigh Borough Council meeting, most of which was given over to the review of the Local Plan for new housing and employment. 25 people were given the opportunity to speak for up to five minutes each in response to this, most of them representing local or national organisations. I wondered for a moment whether I should have been up there. But the danger in my position is that people would have seen it as the Church’s view, and
Joy Barnard has recently returned from six amazing weeks in northern Argentina and has lots to share with us. If you would like to see her pictures and hear more about her time there and the people she met, she will be sharing her experiences at St Paul's on Saturday 16 September from 7.30 - 9 pm. Anyone is most welcome to come along. There will be a break for refreshments and a retiring collection for the Christian work of Rachel and Inan in Salta.
Elijah in the Desert, 1818 - Washington Allston (American, 1779–1843) We travelled 5,000 miles to marvel at the Lower Antelope Canyon, Arizona. We queued with our tickets. But a standing wait of 2 hours in 50 degrees’ heat was beyond our bearing and we turned back through burning sand and sky to the car. A bitter disappointment! You have known it too. Of course, our miss was nothing compared with the life-impacting disappointments that many face. Yet, whether massive or