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Chaplain’s Corner

How beautiful is the spring-time when the sun shines and the warmth fills our very bones after the grim, grey days of winter?

It’s always been one of my favourite seasons, filled with burgeoning colour, lighter evenings and the hope that new life brings. There’s just something about spring colours that makes my heart sing, daffodils, violets, cherry blossoms.

How sad that cherry blossoms have such a short life though. They bring such pleasure and yet the wind takes them away so easily and leave them as carpets beneath the trees they so beautifully decorate within days sometimes. This year it made me pray that our burgeoning freedom from this latest lockdown would be longer lived than the cherry blossoms I was admiring just a week ago.

As we find ourselves able to start spending time outside with friends and family at last; I pray that you will be safe and that you will have a joy filled time even as we need to maintain social distance from each other. As hard as it is not to be able to hug our loved ones we haven’t seen for so long, at least we now have the chance to see each other in person albeit outside. Spring is one of the most beautiful garden times.


If you are finding life tough at the moment and would like to speak with a chaplain you are very welcome to call me directly on my mobile: 07526 378529 to chat or if you prefer you can contact us via email on where you can request a call-back.


We have a range of resources on our web-site including some that are more specific to the Covid-19 outbreak and some that help in dealing with stress: and you can easily keep in touch with us on social media: Facebook: @mitechaplaincy Twitter: @mitesthwarr

You can also find resources on Mental Health Matters and in this TED talk How to be kinder to yourself amongst many other online offerings that will come up in any Google search.