– and the July issue

As the nation emerges from lockdown, we hope that you and your family are safe and well. We have lots to offer you for your July issue, whether you upload it directly onto your website, or print and distribute it in a magazine.

As this summer unfolds, and lockdown lifts, it will be so hard for our churches not to open their doors as well, and get back together. That is where YOU come in. Your role this summer in communications is critical, as you continue to create and maintain that all-important sense of family/community with those precious people in your local church. They need to hear your voice this summer!

We have been running a Coronavirus Friday Update which has now completed, for the moment. We stopped because the pace of change seems to have slowed down. But if you would like us to consider starting it again, please do let us know. Just contact me at editor@parishpump.co.uk

Finally, we here at Parish Pump have found the following to be of great comfort during this time of profound uncertainty:

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Phil: 4.6)

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matt. 11:28-30)

with warm wishes

Anne Coomes and the Parish Pump Team