This is morning I returned to Anglican roots- visiting St. Lawrence’s church in Hunworth where my father is rector. Being Catholic, I could not take communion, but I was able to make a spiritual communion amongst fellow Christians and was honoured to lead intercessions and support my dad in his ministry.
Unlike much of the Church of England, services in Hunworth reflect a land that time forgot. The bicycle still leans against the church wall, BCP prayers echo against ancient walls and the people still meekly kneel upon their knees wrapped up in winter attire to beat the chill! It it was a charming morning to be followed by a hearty lunch that mother has prepared.
Whilst in church I offered prayers for the parish in Pembury and for a member of our community being admitted to the hospice this week.