Temple Balsall has no village situated as it is between larger villages and towns. This means that we are tucked away providing protection and privacy but we want people to know something of our life and work.
Yesterday saw Temple at its best – bathed in glorious sunshine.The main pathway down the middle of the site (called the Breadwalk) enjoyed a variety of visitors. As the congregation gathered for worship a small group of ramblers passed by looking slightly bemused at the noise of laughter from the building. I caught a quick lunch before travelling to Rowington to conduct a wedding. On return I joined a crowd taking tea and eating cake – it was good to tease a couple of parishioners including one who confessed to doing some shopping on a Sunday! I was struck by the sheer variety of people of colour and age. The sun smiled on us and the sheer beauty of our buildings. Good to see the tea drinkers dropping into Church – I was glad to say hello and thank people for coming.
On the outside tables were some postcards promoting our Heritage Weekend on the 13th and 14th of September. Well 15 000 have arrived from the printers and Cliff Morrey has the enviable task of distributing them. He has a willing team and they are bound to be pretty fit by the time they are delivered…. any help would be very enthusiastically welcomed.
But for yesterday – what a glorious day – and a pleasure to live and work in such a heavenly place.