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Thought for the Day by Debi Jakeman (BH Member)
In a lot of ways, life is the same as before lockdown.
I’m not able to work due to back and hip problems, so I spend a fair amount of time at home. Gaz (husband) is ‘retired’ so he’s at home a fair bit usually as well. We’re fortunate to have plenty of space outside, so Gaz continues to enjoy the sun and I potter about planting seeds in pots and wait to see what grows.
I visit my mum locally most days, as she needs help with some things & our 2 dogs are still as bonkers.
What isn’t the same, is all the interaction with people that I usually have. I can’t be with or hug my friends, I can’t go to the two care homes that I visit as a volunteer for Brighton & Hove City Mission Rest Homes team, or visit the lady I befriend in one of them. I can’t go to BH, Small Group, the prayer meeting etc. I don’t need to bake (my passion and pain distraction therapy) for anyone other than the two of us and my Mum. At times, it actually feels physically painful not to be able to be with others or do my normal things.
BUT, what has been truly wonderful, is all the new ways to communicate/participate that have become our new ‘normal’. Our Sunday services online almost from the start of lockdown, have been wonderful in keeping me feeling connected to all my church family in what feels a very personal way. Phil’s voice is very comforting I find. Online ‘Zoom’ Prayer meetings, Small Group meetings, prayer triplet meet ups etc. where I can see and hear people, are proving invaluable and a couple have helped to stop me going completely mad with the frustration of this new way of living. I’ve also remembered that paper, cards and stamps still exist.
I’m sure there’s lots of other things that are the same and different now in this time of Lockdown, but the thing I hold onto most is this:
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” for which I am truly grateful.
BH Quiz Round 3 - Questions and answers
1.. What as the name of the artist who painted the scene on the east wall of the church.?
Which medium did he use for the painting?.
2. What saying of Jesus does the picture illustrate?
Go into all the world and preach the gospel
3. The same artist painted a picture in another church in Hove. Which Church?
4. Where in Brighton did James Hannington attend school between 1860 & 1862?
5. At Woolie 3 summer camp what popular foodstuff gets poured over the washout losers? Custard
6. The YAC, before its refurbishment , had a room behind the stage where KO met. What was the room called?
7. Originally KO met in a wooden building at the rear of what was the church hall. What was that building called?
The Tudor Room
8. In the roof of the church there is a panel known as a tester. What is its purpose?
It has been described as ‘a symbolic protection for the Holy Table beneath it’. The BH Tester has the Hannington arms on the north side, on the south side the arms of Uganda, on the east corners are martyrs’ crowns, on the west corners arms of Canterbury and Chichester. There are two shields, one with the monogram IHS the other the Christos monogram.
9. It is said that BH was built to the designs of Edward Maufe as a test for a larger cathedral that he had been commissioned to build elsewhere. Where is that cathedral?.
Coffee and Chat - Reminder
Are you missing the opportunity to get together with people for a coffee and chat?
A reminder that again this week there will be 2 'lockdown' coffee and chat sessions on zoom that anyone can join.
Tuesday 5th May 10.30 - 11.30
Thursday 7th May 15.30 - 16.30
If you would like to join in please can you email Giles on firstname.lastname@example.org for the link and passwords.
Mental Health Awareness 2020
Please follow the link below to our Resources page for more information.
You will be aware that from 4th July 2020 churches can reopen to a limited degree. Please see Phil Moon's update on the situation in the BH Bulletin 2 July 2020.