The news has made us smile, but not just that news. In October we celebrated our Harvest Festival and the following week had a very moving Healing Service. Our worship is at the heart of who we are and our link with the community is at the heart of what we do. So the month finished with the great climax of our All Hallows Eve tradition as we (in our own way) joined in with a proper Lady Bay Halloween.
Now we go into the more sombre weeks of early November, All Hallows and All Souls Days (1st and 2nd November) are a time to remember those who have died, loved ones and the people of the past who have shaped the lives and community we have today. This is followed of course by Remembrance day and commemorating those who have lost their lives in war.
It seems fitting to remember them as we go into the darkest time of year, to consider how we can honour them, then to enter Advent looking for hope and light in the darkness.