St Canice’s Church in Eglinton has produced a new book celebrating some of the things which have helped get people through lockdown. On Wednesday afternoon, its Rector, Rev Canon Paul Hoey, presented a copy of ‘Seasons of Blessing – Lessons from Lockdown’, to Bishop Andrew Forster, who had written an introduction to the book and contributed a short piece, extolling the benefits he got from his daily walks with the dog.
Bishop Andrew was visibly impressed by the book. ‘Seasons of Blessing’ is a varied feast, including reflections and verses from scripture, observations by parishioners and members of the wider community, poems, recipes, cartoons and photographs. “Some items will make you laugh,” Canon Hoey writes in the preface, “some will inspire you to try something new, and some will invite you just to sit and be still and to know that, whatever you face, you are never alone.”
The book has been produced to raise funds for the St Canice’s Hall Restoration Appeal, which aims to replace the hall destroyed in the August 2017 flood. Copies cost £7 each and are available from St Canice’s Church – email email@example.com or ring the Rector on 07712 873322.