From the Rector
By the time you read this, we will have had the first of our Parish walks. This year we began at Parkanaur. It’s always good to be out in the fresh air and enjoying the countryside around us. When the Parish Group goes out for a walk, everyone enjoys it - some striding out faster than others! Parkanaur is a beautiful place and we are very fortunate to have it close at hand. It has a long and fascinating history and, through the work of the Speedwell Trust, continues to make a positive impact on the life of many young people.
Perhaps the example of Parkanaur can be a good picture of what church can be like. Our Parish has a very long and significant heritage. Generations in the past have left their mark in the spiritual landscape of both St Anne’s and St Elizabeth’s. Today, we are called to be faithful stewards, who just don’t live in the past but seek to build for today and tomorrow. I wonder what our legacy will be for future parishioners of Drumglass? I hope they will be able to see that we were people who were faithful to God’s call and who met the challenge of reaching out to the needy world of the 21st Century.
God does not call us to stand still, but to be a pilgrim people who move forward with Him. One of my favourite accounts in the Bible is of the risen Jesus walking with the disciples on the road to Emmaus. Jesus journeyed with them and His promise is to journey with us. Towards the end of May we celebrated the Feast of Pentecost - the coming of the Holy Spirit into the Church. I believe Drumglass Parish can face the future with confidence, because Jesus will walk with us and His Spirit will empower us to be the people He has called us to be.
Your friend and Rector Andrew Forster.
Your friend and Rector Andrew Forster