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Welcome to the website of The Lambfold Benefice -
a group of five Anglican rural parishes
in the geographical centre of England
 
Our Rector, Revd Sue Stanley, can be contacted by email by clicking on the link below, or call her on 01327 341307 or 07983 043284

stanley.thehole@btinternet.com

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June 2021

THE RECTOR WRITES
 
I wonder if you ever stop to listen - to really listen - to the birds singing? I must admit I'm not good at recognising different birds from the sounds they make - except maybe the cuckoo which sadly is a rarity these days! But I can still enjoy the beautiful sound they make as they joyfully sing their hearts out and have been particularly enjoying the sound of the skylarks over the past weeks as I walk the dog.

However I find that I do have to ‘tune in' to listen to them; often their singing is just a background noise which I don't really notice; at other times it's a mad, exuberant cacophony; at this time of the year the dawn chorus can wake me up in what seems to be the middle of the night (I'm not a morning person!); sometimes the song of one particular bird just stops me in my tracks and I can hear nothing else.

To me it seems that God speaking to us can be a bit like birdsong. Often God's voice is drowned out by the pressures and challenges of life and his voice is just one of many demanding our attention; very occasionally his might be the insistent voice which drowns out all the others and leaves us in no doubt of what he is trying to tell us; at other times his might be the voice which disturbs our sleep with dreams and visions. But for the most part we just have to make a special effort to tune in to his voice, making time to wait in silence ... and just listen.

As the words from Psalm 62 verse 5 reminds us: "For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from him."
Please contact me if you would like to talk stanley.thehole@btinternet.com or 01327 341307.

God bless

Revd Sue



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