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Parish Weekend Away February 2023


Parish Weekend Away at Windmill Farm 
34 of us from St Marys’ travelled to Windmill Farm in Clanfield (north of Lechlade) on Friday 24th February for the Parish Weekend. Many of us may not have known what to expect but I think from people’s comments most of us were very pleasantly surprised. A great Christian venue within 45 minutes’ drive of Tetbury, good accommodation, space to relax and socialise, countryside walks, gentle input sessions on Saturday morning, a lovely informal Eucharist on Sunday, great food, good company and as for the Saturday evening entertainment…Wow! A great opportunity to spend time with one another and with God. We hope to do it again next year.

During the weekend, we explored the theme of journeys and resting places. Participants were encouraged to consider what the landscape of life and their journey of faith might look like.

This picture is the result, which depicts the reality of life ad faith and how at the same moment in time, some may feel they are in a good place whilst some may feel they are in a more challenging place.

No matter where we may be, we are all part of the family of God and have a responsibility to love, and encourage each other so that we all can feel supported as we face what is before us. This is why the church is important.

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