|SITEZINE: HOLY ISLAND'S E-MAIL MAGAZINE
- A bit from me...
- Crossman Hall
- Tooth fairies hit Holy Island in disguise...
- Lindisfarne Castle
- Not-so-friendly robins fight it out
- The Archaeology of Holy Island
- Willow sculptures for the Lindisfarne nature trail
- News from Ford & Etal
- From our United Reformed Church minister
- From the Vicarage
St. Mary's Church
'Dressed for an Exhibition?'
|A BIT FROM ME
Dear *|MMERGE3|* ,
Welcome to our October issue of 'SitEzine' - particularly if you one of our new subscribers this month.
For obvious reasons when the tide has closed the
causeway and with a pocket full of appropriate receptacles (!) the 'Dogitor's' first walk takes in
the island's car park. Even with the approach of October
there have been surprisingly few opportunities to stretch his legs before the scrunch
of tyres over gravel and potholes announces the arrival of
the first visitor-of-the-day. As we make our way homeward, via the doggy-bin,
the parking rows are beginning to fill and passing us
is a copious flow of workers cars continuing on into the village
to open the island businesses. Close on their heels is the low note throbbing
and hot smell of diesel engines as visitor coaches begin to land
in the centre of the village. But returning to the
main car park and Dogitor (who has had barely 6-months to experience anything!), we
do notice a seemingly increase in friendly doggy-visitors and the, hopefully,
responsible owners they bring with them.
Perhaps some of you will have visited
St.Mary's this week and been puzzled by the wallpaper 'artwork'
pasted and bedecking our pillars and pews. With the vicar away on
holiday - so are we! If you have any thoughts on what it might
represent please write in and I'll pass your comments on.
I am particularly looking forward to seeing
the presentation by the archaeologists who have been digging up
our island during the summer. It begins at 7pm on Wednesday15th
November and entry is free! Perhaps of wider appeal might be the
seasonal 'Pop-Up' markets in October and the Christmas-themed one in
November. Very, very well done, David, on developing the use of
our new village hall both in the community and for commerce.
Thank you to all who have given their time
in contributing to this month's newsletter.
We hope you enjoy the fruit of our work and
look forward to writing for you again in October.
How very sorry I was to learn about Lady Rose. I met her on
several occasions when I was a member of the kneeler group and was
very impressed by her quiet and modest demeanour but obvious
indomitable spirit. She will be much missed.
My deepest sympathy to her family.
ED: Thank you for your kind words of
condolence to her family. Lady Rose was very much respected and
loved within our community with countless selfless acts of help and
support. And even just to sit with her in the choir stalls one could
sense the presence of a very deep and private person - a Lady
in every respect.
Thanks for the newsletter - really informative as per usual.
My wife and I are looking forward to our next visit in
mid-October. We first visited the Holy Island in April last year and
we now drive up from London twice a year as part of our "Northern
pilgrimage" taking in lots of cathedrals and historical sites as
well as the beauty of Northumberland and the Border Counties.
The absolute highlight of our last visit in early June was very
unexpected. We were standing outside St Mary's Church priory
listening to the seals barking across the tidal flats from the sand
bars which was mesmerizing.
We can't wait to visit again - it really is a very special place
and we're really appreciative of your updates.
Keep up the great work and all the best.
John & Jeanette B
(Cheam - Surrey)
ED: Hello John & Jeanette - have a safe
journey. We had been 'invaded' by common seals for a few years
before their ousting by these grey seals. The commons just
as loud but more sparsely populated. But those 'sandbars' are
much higher than they look and perhaps because of more recent
memories of mans interaction, the seeming sparseness might be
because they backed out of sight of humans...
I have found the resume of your e-mail magazine most informative
and thank you very much indeed with keeping people like myself in
touch with events.
I have been in closely in touch with Holy Island from early
1960's when I was engaged with the T.A. who spent a series of
'Camps' on the island in the extension of the pier. This was
involved in anticipation of the present Queen Elisabeth and Prince
Philip being on the lsland and the extension of the pier was built
especially for the use of the Royal Party.
I have had a holiday cottage at Seahouses since 1957 and came to
live there permanently after 1985. I find it most interesting in all
the happenings on the Island and find the information that you and
your other contributors provide very worthwhile.
Ted S (Seahouses - Northumberland)
ED: Hello Neighbour! Compared to Holy Island
you will have seen a huge number of changes in Seahouses and North
Sunderland - the influences on the local population and community
perhaps of major significance. Visitors tend to think of
Seahouses as our northern version 'Blackpool' but we remember our
first local butcher who visited from Seahouses - several years
before being put out of business by the Coop
- we transferred to Bamburgh
August ended on a sad note with the death of Lady Rose. Following
her interment, a celebration of her life was held in the hall where
friends and family gather. Light refreshments were served and a
great mix of her friends enjoyed exchanging memories.
The commemoration was attended by the great and the good
including local fishermen, lifeboat crews, the farming community and
a significant number of family and friends from the south.
10.30 Tuesday 24th October
Cake Stall , Tombola, Bric-a-brac , Raffle etc.
Any contributions or help on the day very welcome.
In aid of Berwick & District Cancer Care Group
Please support this essential charity which provides free travel to all the regional hospitals. All run by volunteers.
The Twins: Christopher & James Fortieth
Birthday Party was a huge success and well catered for by the
Family. It was so good to see the community together celebrating a
happy event with dancing and the odd drink going on until the wee
Reference Pilates & Yoga; a lot of interest
has been shown and I have e-mailed Julia Waters requesting more
REMINDER: Please don't forget the Coffee Morning
on Tuesday 24 October in aid of Berwick & District Support Group
who provide private car transport to patients attending regular
appointments at Oncology Departments on North Tyneside and the
David - firstname.lastname@example.org
|TOOTH FAIRIES HIT HOLY ISLAND IN DISGUISE...
Tooth fairies hit Holy Island in
disguise as a paramedic and a coastguard Team effort helps
A Gateshead family has been reunited with a paramedic and
coastguard rescue officer, to say thank you, after their
five-year-old daughter fell ill on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.
Anya Conway, aged five, was enjoying a summer holiday on the
Island with her mum Nadia, dad Martin and brother Evan, when she
lost a tooth and suddenly began to have a fit.
Nadia, who is a senior paediatric nurse, noticed Anya's behaviour
change and quickly moved her to the floor as she began to fit. When
she didn't seem to recover fully after some time, she rang 999 for
an emergency ambulance. Paul Douglas from HM Coastguard attended
soon after to support the family.
Holy Island is an island cut off from the main land twice a day
by the tide, with a population of around 160 permanent residents
with hundreds of thousands of visitors. At the time of Anya falling
ill, the tide was in and there was no access to the island by road.
NEAS works closely with HM Coastguard to agree the best option
for access to and from Holy Island in the event of an emergency. The
RNLI assisted North East Ambulance Service clinical care manager,
Chris Chalmers, and his colleague paramedic Martin Browell to the
Chris Chalmers who has been with the Trust for 13 years explains,
"We received the call to Holy Island but were told the tide was in
so were unable to cross the causeway.
"Once on scene, with help from the RNLI and Coastguard, Anya did
not look to have fully recovered from the fit which is unusual.
That's why we decided she needed to go to hospital. The Coastguard
again assisted us back to land and we were able to take Anya to
hospital by road ambulance.
"This was a great team effort during what must have been a very
distressing time for the family."
Mum, Nadia explains, "I've been a nurse a long time but when it's
your own daughter who's ill the situation was a bit more
daunting. We were in the local café at the time when Anya
started to jerk and turn a bit blue. She wasn't out for long
but it's never happened before and it took some time for her to
become fully responsive. Paul was a great support and
organised access for the ambulance service team to get to us as
quickly as possible because there was no access by road.
"Once Chris and Martin arrived they too felt like Anya needed
checking over to be sure nothing else was going on. Having all
of them there to help put me and the rest of my family at
ease. It's been great to meet the team that helped us again in
better circumstances and thank them again."
Nadia is now hoping to encourage further training and support for
the coastguard team during incidents they might attend to build upon
their recent co-responder training delivered earlier in the year by
Paul Douglas, Deputy Station Officer at HM Coastguard Holy Island
said, "We're really pleased we could help to get Anya the care she
needed that day. It's such a pleasure to be able to see them, now
Anya is better. HM Coastguard and the North East Ambulance Service
work very well and closely together to provide the best medical care
to casualties on Holy Island and on the coast of the North East of
Senior Maritime Operations Officer
Station Officer (Holy Island Coastguard Rescue
As ever when we get into September there is
the feeling that we are 'out the other side'. The temperature has
dropped, the afternoons seem shorter and shops seem to be competing
to be the first to annoy everyone by getting the Christmas gear out.
I mentioned the link between the feeling of the particular time of
year and the progress at the Castle last month so forgive my
repetition of the device, but it is as appropriate this month as it was last.
'Out the other side' applies neatly to the
work up at Beblowe at the moment, because as the major chunk of work
on the east and south elevations nears completion, the focus moves
to the north and west sides of the building. By comparison, the west
'elevation' of Lindisfarne is tiny; consisting only really of a few
bits of the Upper Battery visible from the harbour. Of course this
side bears the brunt of the prevailing weather, so is in need of
particular care, as is the north side, on the left as you look at
the building from the harbour. The full harl applied in the 1990s
(to much discussion shall we say?) is in fairly decent condition as
it should be - only being 20 years old. However the wall behind has
deteriorated much like the other elevations and its core is in need
of packing and pinning before the harl can be reapplied and, as I
mentioned last month, lime-washed in tune with the rest of the
building. To access this there is further scaffolding going up both
on the north side and on the Upper Battery. The huge scaffold
already on the north side is being extended westward by 5 bays while
the construction on the Battery will go up and over the Upper
Gallery to connect up to the north side. The vast tent covering the
east roof will then be dismantled - along with the giant buttress on
the south side which holds it up - and then reassembled over the
north and west roof.
In July I talked about the introduction of a
new spitter (or spout) on the south elevation overlooking the road
up to the boat sheds. This has now been installed and will take
rainwater from the Upper Gallery roof (by the flagpole) down onto
the crag. This was carried out via a cantilevered scaffold from the
Upper Battery weighed-down by two giant water tanks. The stonework
itself was carried out by Hutton's at Berwick along with the St
Astier masons onsite, and is an exact copy of the other spitters at
the Castle. In fact one of the few surviving Lutyens drawings for
Lindisfarne was of his spitter design - which is held at the V&A in London.
Inside the works have progress further with
major strides being made in cleaning off impermeable paints from the
walls. This process used a DOFF machine which is essentially a giant
steam cleaner, although while the temperature is very high there is
little pressure on the surface being cleaned and a low volume of
water is used - which is handy when working on historic surfaces and
in a building where retained water is a problem. The impermeable
paint was mainly covering rubble walls but in places it had been put
on ashlar blocks on window surrounds or on door and fireplace
lintels. Removing this paint will restore some features from the
original Lutyens scheme that have been lost over the years.
I am hoping to organise some hard hat visits
to the Castle over the next couple of months for Island businesses
and residents. Once I have the dates and times arranged I'll get
them circulated, hopefully in next month's issue.
01289 389244 (press 1, then 1903)
|NOT-SO-FRIENDLY ROBINS FIGHT IT OUT
Everywhere I've been around the village in the
past couple of weeks one sound has been constant: the rather sad
autumn songs of Robins.
The song is particular noticeable at this
time of year because, unlike spring, when Robins have to compete to be
heard again a host of other common garden species, they are virtually
the only birds singing.
In spring, of course, it's all about mating
for the breeding season. In autumn the song has a very different purpose. It's a way of marking out
winter feeding territories. The song says very clearly: "This is my patch.
Keep out or else."
Robins set up these winter territories as a
matter of survival. There's a limited amount of natural food to go around. Each
individual is determined to stake its claim and is ready and willing
to defend it vigorously.
A couple of years ago in a national poll the
Robin was, to the surprise of no-one, was voted Britain's
overwhelming favourite. I often wonder if all of those who supported the Robin against other contenders realised
that it's not always the friendly little garden character we like to
have around the place.
When it comes to defending winter
territories, often small and just a single garden or even a section of
a larger one, there's no small bird as pugnacious and violent as
our friendly little favourite.
Two Robins coming face to face at this stage
will fight it out, chasing each-other around, until one flees the
scene. It's not just other Robins which come in for aggression. Other small garden birds such
as Dunnocks, which have the same habits of feeding on the ground,
are often chased too.
They are not the only ones who are chased
and attacked by Robins. I remember back in November 2008 when an extremely rare Red-flanked Bluetail, a
close Siberian relative of Robins, turned up in the Vicarage garden. All
hell was let loose.
Two local Robins which had been singing
against each-other and competing to hold either end of the garden,
joined forces in harrying it. Each time the poor and obviously
hungry Bluetail, then only the fourth even found in Northumberland, emerged from deep cover in the garden's shrubs and attempted to
forage, it was immediately set upon and chased by them. It was
never allowed to settle.
An island Robin - not always such a lovable little character..
photo: Andy Mould
After a day of constant hassle it obviously
realised that the Vicarage garden wasn't a healthy place to stay. It
moved across the village and spent an a trouble-free week ranging through the roadside trees and
dropping to feed along the bank and grass verge on the western
side of Chare Ends.
During its stay it regularly dropped to feed
on the wooden seat almost opposite the Lindisfarne Hotel which I'd baited, ironically, with a
feed mix supposedly specially formulated for Robins, which I'd picked up in
a garden centre sale.
Presumably, its new temporary territory was
just far enough away from the gardens in Chare Ends for it
to keep out of harm's way and to avoid the attentions of
the other local Robins.
The autumn song of Robins is not the only
seasonal sound. Anyone who has been down on the beach at Jenny Bell's or
along the Heugh can't fail to have heard the sound of our
newly arrived Brent Geese.
At the time of writing, at least 1,000 are present but by the time
you are reading this numbers will have grown as further groups appear
to be arriving daily.
While the songs of Robins are pleasing to
the ear, the sounds of Brent Geese, a wide range of guttural grunts,
certainly aren't. Nevertheless, it's great to see them back anyway, particularly the many family parties
which have travelled together down from their breeding grounds on the Arctic
Ocean islands of Svalbard.
It's a sobering thought that those adults
and their goslings have probably had to run the gauntlet of a whole
range of predators ranging from starving Polar Bears, stranded on
the islands because of the melting of the sea ice and unable to hunt seals, to Arctic Foxes,
Snowy Owls and large gulls and skuas, all with hungry young of
their own to feed.
With virtually no natural enemies here and abundant food in the form
of eel grass or Zostera to use its scientific name, they must
think themselves very lucky.
Other Arctic geese are also on the move.
Over the past fortnight or so on fine days I've heard the tell-tale
contact calls of Pink-footed Geese passing overhead. The calls are
nearly always the first hint of their presence. On some occasions,
I've had to scan long and high into the deep blue to pick up small skeins moving
southwards, often a couple of thousand feet up. Without those far-carrying calls
they'd have passed unnoticed.
Several thousand Pinkfeet, mainly from
Iceland, usually remain in the area, roosting on the flats and flying
out at dawn to graze on the meadows along the Tweed and
in the Wooler area.
Another wintering population, usually
involving three or four thousand, remain in the Druridge Bay area.
But the vast majority of the wintering birds carry on southwards to
winter in East Anglia where the great attraction are the large
acreages of sugar beet stubble. It provides them with extremely rich grazing to restore
fat and body weight lost on migration and to enable them to
survive the coming winter.
| THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF HOLY ISLAND
||Lisa Westcott Wilkins |
The Archaeology of Holy
Date: 15th November 2017-09-08 Time: 7:00pm
Crossman Hall, Holy Island
From humble beginnings, St Aidan and King Oswald's monastery on Lindisfarne
grew into the religious powerhouse at the heart of the great Anglo-Saxon kingdom of
Though there is significant documentary evidence of this early phase of Holy Island's religious life, the
material evidence that has come to light has thus far been relatively
sparse. Over the past several years DigVentures and Durham University have conducted
systematic, scientific archaeological excavations on Holy Island; additional significant excavation has
been undertaken by The Archaeological Practice as part of the HLF-funded Peregrini Lindisfarne Landscape
The results of both
projects have been stunning, with both digs making international news as a
result of findings including a new, very rare Anglo-Saxon namestone, and
this summer's discovery of burials as well as a previously unknown chapel on the
What do these discoveries
mean for our understanding of the Golden Age of Northumbria on Lindisfarne?
Join us for a fantastic evening of archaeology, with both archaeological
teams on hand to discuss their results, take questions, and share plans for the
SPECIAL NOTE: Holy Island Residents - do you want us to investigate your
We know that much of St Aidan's community
lies underneath Holy Island village, and many of you may have evidence
of this just under your feet. DigVentures and Durham University are planning further
excavations in September 2018, and we are on the look-out for volunteers
who would like us to dig a test pit in their garden
as part of our hunt for the early monastery. The pits
will be 1m x 1m, and will be fully backfilled and left in good
If you're interested, and would like to chat
further or volunteer your garden, please get in touch with Lisa
Westcott Wilkins, Managing Director of DigVentures, on 07787188184
|WILLOW SCULPTURES FOR THE LINDISFARNE NATURE TRAIL
||Sarah Winlow |
Willow Sculptor Anna Turnbull with the
A series of eight larger-than-life willow
sculptures have taken up residence on points around the Lindisfarne
Nature Trail. The sculptures were created by local artist and willow
sculptor Anna Turnbull with help from 40 volunteers. The sculptures
depict key species of the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve,
managed by Natural England, and include Brent Geese in flight, a
creche of two female Eider ducks and their chicks and a flowering
Lindisfarne Helleborine orchid. The project has been delivered by
the Heritage Lottery funded Peregrini Lindisfarne Landscape
Partnership, the Northumbria Basketry Group, the Lucker and Bamburgh
Basketry Group, the Etal Basketry Group and Natural England. The
materials for the sculptures were purchased using a grant from
Northumberland County Council's Community Chest grant scheme.
The sculptures are situated on the
Lindisfarne Nature Trail, a circular walk of approximately 3 miles,
that loops from Holy Island village along to the Castle, then
follows the former limekiln waggon way to the dunes of The Links.
The trail returns to the village via the Straight Lonnen. A
sculpture trail guide with information about each species featured
Andrew Craggs, Senior Manager of the
Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve (NNR), said "The National Nature
Reserve was set up to protect the fantastic wildlife that depends
upon the rich resources found here, and part of our work is to
enable people to access this unique natural heritage. This project
introduces a handful of the huge range of animals, insects and
plants found on the Reserve in a subtle and engaging way, with the
aim of encouraging visitors to the Reserve to want to find out
Anna Turnbull, willow sculptor based at
Biteabout near Lowick added "The idea of the willow sculpture trail
was to get people out into the landscape. The Nature Trail is a
short walk that takes in a variety of different habitats, and only
takes about an hour and half to complete. We want people to walk to
the Castle but then keep going to experience more! The sculptures
will be in situ for the warmer months of the year, when Holy Island
is at its busiest."
Introductory basketry classes with the
Northumbria Basketry Group and Lucker and Bamburgh Basketry Group
were run alongside the willow sculpture workshops. Both classes and
workshops were part of the Peregrini Lindisfarne project to
celebrate and share the heritage of the landscape. The project has
been supported by a £1,375,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund
(HLF), made possible by National Lottery players. Ivor Crowther,
Head of HLF North East, said: "Thanks to money raised by National
Lottery players, the Peregrini Landscape Partnership is having a
real impact on the heritage of the Island of Lindisfarne - from its
role as a haven for wildlife to its archaeological significance as
demonstrated by recent discoveries on the Heugh. As well as forging
some fantastic partnerships, this scheme is putting local people at
the heart of their landscape, whether through art, traditional
skills or taking part in excavations. We look forward to seeing the
project continue to succeed."
The sculptures will be in situ until the end
of October, after which they will be taken down for winter storage
at Lindisfarne NNR's headquarters at Beal. They will be re-erected
in Spring 2018.
The Nature Trail starts at the Window on the
Wild on the road to the Castle, east of Holy Island Village. Copies
of the sculpture trail guide will be available from the Lindisfarne
Heritage Centre, Holy Island Post Office, Berwick and Alnwick
Visitor Information Centres from the 16th of September. A digital
copy can be downloaded from HERE
In addition to the significant and well
publicised discovery of the foundations of a possible early
Anglo-Saxon chapel on the crown of The Heugh, other exciting remains
were uncovered in the vicinity.
|NEWS FROM FORD &
October and winter
- Lady Waterford Hall is closed to the
public on 21st & 22nd October for filming of "Make"; also
closed 25th October for a private function.
- During October, Lady Waterford Hall and
the Heatherslaw Mill site open 11am-4pm; Etal Castle is open
- Heatherslaw Cornmill, Gift Shop, Tearoom,
Railway and Visitor Centre will also be open on 1st & 2nd of
November, closing for the winter from 3rd November.
- Winter hours for Heatherslaw Cornmill
will be Wednesdays and Thursdays 11am-2pm with entry by
donation. Handmade at Heatherslaw is open Wednesday - Sunday
11am-3pm. (Tearoom and Gift Shop closed.)
- Lady Waterford Hall will open by
arrangement for pre-booked groups.
- Etal Castle is closed from 1st Nov ember and will re-open on
1st April 2018.
Looking Back 7th & 8th October
Old skills fayre at Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre. See the
horses working the land. Demonstrations, market,
Etal Live Music - Rosie Doonan & Ben Murray 7th
These two talented young musicians have grown up surrounded by
live music with parents who have been performing and enjoying
traditional music and dance for decades within the Doonan Family
As a duo Rosie and Ben are something special, with their
haunting and beautiful arrangements of songs old and new.
Individually their musical C.V.s are impressive. Rosie has sung on
tour with Peter Gabriel - look up on YouTube her duet with him of
the famous Peter Gabriel/Kate Bush number "Don't give up" (2012).
Ben is currently playing the part of the song man in the National
Theatre's legendary show "Warhorse" and he recently featured on T.V.
in the special BBC First World War tribute commemorating the
centenary of the battle of Passchendaele.
This concert also marks
a small anniversary for Etal Village Hall as the folk concerts here
began in October 2007. Come along and raise a glass to
celebrate 10 glorious years of great music and wonderful
Doors open 7.30p.m. music starts at 8.00p.m,
tickets £12.00 - please email or 'phone to book in advance.
Bar on site.
Hallowe'en and The Scarycrow Trail - October
There'll be lots of Hallowe'en fun at Etal Castle, Lavender
Tearooms, Heatherslaw Railway, the whole Heatherslaw Mill site, and
Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre as well as the Famous Scarycrow Trail
With themed quizzes and competitions, a beastly bat hunt,
decorations and fancy dress, treats for children, scary stories,
blood-curdling baking and ghostly carriage rides - including a
witchypoo picnic - you're sure to have a fangtastic day
Visit www.ford-and-etal.co.uk/events/event/743-hallowe-en (sorry link removed)
for full details.
Autumn Pop-up Markets
St Abb's traders and friends will return to Etal Village Hall for
the last time this year, holding two pop up markets on Wednesday
25th & Thursday 26th October, 11am-3pm. A good chance to
do some early Christmas shopping - or just to treat
|FROM OUR UNITED REFORMED CHURCH MINISTER
Visitors to the St Cuthbert's
Centre often ask me to explain what the United Reformed
Church is - a fair question,
especially given that the foundation plaque above the original entrance
proudly states 'St Cuthbert's Presbyterian Church'.
The United Reformed Church came into being in 1972 as a union
between the Presbyterian Church of England, and the Congregational Church, so from that
time onwards the 'little church' was officially St Cuthbert's United Reformed Church. The
impetus behind the union was the belief that all Christian churches should be
working together more, and that there are more things that unite us than
divide us. Both of the original partner churches trace their
roots back to the European Reformation
- you may have seen programmes and articles marking this
year's 500th. anniversary of the Reformation.
One of the core beliefs of the reformers
is summarised by the Latin phrase 'semper reformanda' usually translated as 'Reformed and
always reforming'. A hallmark of reformed churches is that important decisions about the
life of the church are made by church councils made
up of all church members, not
just clergy, or a hierarchy. The councils should always be
open to change - always reforming.
The formation of the United Reformed Church embodied the belief in the need to
be 'always reforming'. In September this year we celebrated the centenary of the
ordination of Constance Coltman, the first woman to be ordained in a major
Christian denomination in the UK. At our General Assembly in 2016 we agreed
that our ministers should be able to conduct same sex
marriages in our churches, another first
that I hope other denominations will follow, as they have
done with the ordination of women.
To me the Reformed heritage, and it's principle 'Reformed and
always reforming' provides a good example for day to day life as well
as church life. We look to our past and value and learn from
those who have gone before. We consider the world we live in now,
and the generations who are to come. We all need
to not keep our ideas and
beliefs set in stone, but to be willing to re-form
them gradually for the greater good.
Rev Rachel Poolman
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