We are all shocked about the bombing in Manchester and although it may seem far away from our rural corner of Cornwall, some of us may have friends or relatives who are affected, or feel a deep need to respond in some way to the horror. St Sampson’s church is open and there is a prayer corner where you can spend some quiet time remembering the victims and their families and offering thanks for those involved in helping in the aftermath. The Bishop of Manchester states “in our grief we call on God to strengthen us to resist evil”.
For the next week there is an international prayer movement “Thy Kingdom Come”, which encourages people to pray for those searching for faith. Sometimes it is a shocking event which makes us question all sorts of things. The Church is open for you.