Scenes from Village Life: The Everyday Saints of Tilney

   
 
I was back at Tilney All Saints on Sunday, this time for their ordinary village Eucharist. You’ll remember from an earlier blog that it’s a wonderfully historic and evocative place, so unsurprisingly it was also seriously chilly… but the hearts of the small congregation (a few more than in the photo which I took as I arrived, mind you) and priest Barbara were a real delight. Jolly good organ music too. Things change slowly in the Deep Country and the fees table in the vestry was dated 1989, but then the Deep Truths don’t change much either, and a sermon and chat afterwards about how in the face of the present world situtaiin our faith is far from mad, bad or sad seemed to scratch where it itched. Cafe Church at Terrington St Joh afterwards brought some welcome warmth though along with the coffee and croissants and a bass sax. Perhaps there’s more change out there than I was letting on …

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