Lockdown continues to be eased in our churches.  Holy Trinity and St Mary’s in Bolton le Sands now have services.  Holy Trinity has a service in church at 9.15 on a Sunday.  St Mary’s have services as before.  More details are in the various newsletters from Holy Trinity, St Mary’s and Christ Church.  Holy Trinity continues to have Zoom services – to join, email Andy Williams for details (andy@arkconsultants.co.uk)  and Christ Church has Zoom services with Halton and Slyne with Hest.  Contact Audrey Shaw for more details.

A huge thank you to Alysia Gilda who has kept us dancing through lock down.  Speaking to her this morning she was offering to do exercise sessions for individuals or groups.  What better way is there to stay positive.  Email me,  Andy Williams (andy@arkconsultants.co.uk)  if you want details of how to join the group. I came across a great poem by Roger Turner about dance:

Life’s a Dance
Life is all around you
Live each day like your last
Don’t sit there on the sidelines
Life goes by so fast

Listen to the music
Sing songs that you don’t know
Don’t sit there all in silence
Turn up the radio

Life’s a dance, get on the floor
Life’s a dance,
Life’s a dance, get on the floor
Life’s a dance

Don’t matter who you came with
Dance with who is near
Wave one hand high above you
With the other, hold a beer

Live each day so loudly
so loud that nothing drowns you out
Make up words while singing
And dance, and scream and shout

Life’s a dance, get on the floor
Life’s a dance,
Life’s a dance, get on the floor
Life’s a dance

Come on and get dancing
Feel the rhythm of the saints
Just feel and then go do it
And ignore all noise complaints

Sitting doing nothing
Living, silent in a trance
Get up, and start to party
Come on…welcome to the dance

Life’s a dance, get on the floor
Life’s a dance,
Life’s a dance, get on the floor
Life’s a dance

Stay healthy, stay safe.

Andy Williams