Next weekend we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit in our lives given at Pentecost. Fire is one of the symbols of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.
Sadly, we had a more destructive form of fire in our sister parish of St. Aidan’s, Brookfield, last weekend. The Sanctuary area has been badly damaged and the entire building is badly smoke damaged. The fire was accidental and thankfully no one was in the building when it occurred. It will take a number of months to repair the damage. We have been moving towards our 3 parishes working more closely together over the last couple of years.
This difficult situation gives us the possibility to bring our mutual support and co-operation to a new level as we welcome our neighbours from Brookfield to our Eucharistic (and other) celebrations over the coming months.