It started this morning when I celebrated the Eucharist at a new-to-me church at Usselby. St Margaret's reputedly dates from the fourteenth century but you'd never guess that from the outside. It was "modernised" in 1889 and the modernisers did it no favours on the outside but inside it has real charm. Modernised is a comparative word though as this very rural church has no electricity.
|Inside Usselby Church|
Did you know that "Eucharist" is derived from a Greek word meaning Thanksgiving? Celebrating the Eucharist was a good way of starting my day of special thankfulness to God.
Then this evening I led worship at the Harvest Thanksgiving at Thornton Le Moor. As I've said before this is another church without electricity but we had a good organist on the harmonium and we sang our thanks to God enthusiastically.
And today has been a day of quiet private thanksgiving too for on this day in 1990 I knelt before the Bishop in Leicester Cathedral to be made a Deacon.