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A steward writes as St Peter’s Church reopens for private prayer

At Ease of Lockdown

At Ease of Lockdown (4 Jul 2020)

In the first half hour as many cats
as people came to church, now open
for silent prayer or half-hearted search
for prey. A pigeon cooed and a kite
flew over head. A potted graveside
plant blew over in spirited wind.

 

As time passed, a dripping tap became
a trickle into the sanitised
interior; one parishioner
stayed on to mow turf between the tombs.

 

All this the steward saw as stillness
in relief. Even so, his thoughts turned
to the comfort of home-grown courgettes.


Nigel Pearce

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