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Diddington sky at night

Just been to a splendid Archdeacon’s visitation at Buckden Church ( for those not in the know, that is when church wardens for each parish church are “sworn in” to serve their church for a year)

In Ely Diocese, several visitation services take place across the deaneries so  that every warden and cleric can attend this annual service – and tonight at St Mary’s Buckden it was a full house. Once again Archdeacon Hugh referred to our church buildings as ” thin places” – words I remembered from last year – places where the realities of heaven and and earth come close together.

I had to rescue my bag from Diddington Church on the way back – it was c 9pm and dusk was creeping on. It was so still in the church  surrounded by thick trees and birdsong.

Above crowning it all was a sky of every hue of pink and pale blue.

As our evening prayer rises before you, O God

so may your mercy come down upon us

to cleanse our hearts

and set us free to sing your praise

now and for ever.


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May 23, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment