What a joy it was to reconvene Walk Church today. It was lovely to see familiar faces not seen for at least 4 months, as well as welcoming several new people to Walk Church.
Offering a virtual online version of Walk Church has defeated me these past 4 months of COVID lockdown, so it was good once again to feel the wind on our faces, experience the majesty of trees, and allow ourselves to be arrested by special views.
A group of 14 us gathered, and divided into two groups. We met mid way for a reflection, before continuing in our opposite directions. This worked amazingly well, the two groups returning to the spot we had started from within a few minutes of each other. But it the smaller groups also created less delay at stiles, and possibly a more intimate atmosphere, a chance for longer conversations with other people?
‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.’ Matthew 13:31
We plan to meet again Sunday 27th September.
The photo below, comparing English oak leaves with those of the Turkey oak.