News from the Mag May 2021

MATTHEW PRICE 04-2021Reverend Matthew Price

A haircut or a pint in a beer garden? What were you looking forward to most? As I write, we have just reached step two of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown and my social media, at least, is flooded with images of people doing both! I guess it depends who you are, as to which was most important to you
This month, we are hoping that we will reach step three of the Roadmap and we are excited for what that will mean for our community work at St Mary Magdalene. Throughout the pandemic, our support has been focused around both our foodbank (which saw a phenomenal surge in demand during each lockdown) and the provision of take away hot meals to both families and isolated individuals
NEWS FROM THE MAG 05-2021But, as humans, we are made for community – that’s why we found the isolation that lockdown brought so difficult. So, we are delighted that after 17th May, we will be returning to some of the ways in which we seek to build and foster that community. Our Bridge community will return to indoor provision of twice weekly sit-down meals and we are at the early stages of planning for an after-school ‘family club’ which we hope will launch after the May half term – look out for more details of that next month! We are also hopeful that the Friday youth club, Mags, which was so popular pre-pandemic will relaunch then too
Like many organizations we are in a time of transition and we are still shaping what our post-pandemic life will look like. But one thing is sure we are committed to contributing to and building our community on the Magdalen in whatever ways we can
Thousands of years ago the people of God’s world was turned upside down when they were carried off from their home by an invading army into exile in a place called Babylon. Then, God sent them a message via the prophet Jeremiah (it’s recorded for us in the Old Testament part of the Bible) and this is what he said: “seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you”. The pandemic may have turned our world upside down, but the same sentiment remains central to our vision at St Mary Magdalene
published in the Gorleston Community Magazine



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