"Lockdown, Changes and The Fellside Focus Magazine ...."
It’s been very strange times for us all with so much of what take for granted suddenly stopped; add to that a whole new raft of things we’ve had to take on to keep ourselves and each other as safe as can be – not that we can eliminate risk altogether; and there have been those medics and care workers, those who have kept our essentials running and those caring for friend and neighbour who have all contributed to making things work notwithstanding the virus. It’s been impressive.
From the church’s perspective we’ve had to suspend services and all our other activities while discovering new ways to keep in touch though phone calls, email, WhatsApp and the postman. Even as I write, we are still waiting to find out how re-opening for private prayer and later for services is going to look like – we’ll do our best to keep you posted.
Since before this all blew up we’d been planning towards this new Fellside magazine. Though its start has been delayed, with many of our normal things still on hold, we thought it would be good to get it underway with this edition which we wanted to use to celebrate some of the stuff that has been going on around the Team during lockdown.
We hope you enjoy!
God Bless, Rev’d Stephen Cooper