We were pretty lucky with the weather for our Easter Trail on Easter Sunday, the sun was out and that meant so were the people and it was so lovely to hang out on the square with friends, neighbours and some people we met for the first time. The children had a lovely time running about, eating chocolate, and having fun. I felt really blessed to watch my own children playing with friends and there was a real sense of community. Just over a year a go at the start of the 1st lockdown, I remember feeling devastated that everything we were doing would stop but a year on, I am able to see that the community here has continued to grow and I am thankful to be a part of it. I think this Easter will be etched in my memory as a great time here in Castleward!
Our thoughts now turn to re-starting some of the activities here at SWH over the coming months. Personally, I've really missed the Thursday lunches as they were always a highlight of my week so I cannot wait until we can have them again. Obviously, Covid has forced us to rethink some of what we do and rather than going back to how everything was before, we are thinking about how we do things differently, or perhaps better. So for now, we are thinking and praying about the ways in which we can move forward with Susanna Wesley House whilst continuing to serve our community and offer support to those in need in Derby.