Walk Church Sunday, 25th September – Charing Heath
“. . .between you and us a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who might want to pass from here to you cannot do so, and no one can cross from there to us” Luke 16:26
We had just crossed the HS1 railway and M20 motorway and then listened those bleak words from Luke from the parable of the rich man and Lazarus. Looking back, we could see the great chasm of transport arteries we had just crossed, and someone wondered how the walk might lead us back. When we did eventually walk back over this significant barrier, we gave thanks for the experience of Jesus to overcome what seem the impenetrable barriers we hit in life.
We came across an amazing variety of flowers still in flower. Along the Great Stour we saw mimulus, marsh mint, as well as bistort, in the former sandpit of Charing Heath, a place that is reportedly alive with Sand Martins in spring, we came across vipers bugloss.
We are very grateful to team at Holy Trinity Charity Heath who made so welcome, opened the church, and made available the toilet in the village hall.
The next Walk Church will be on Sunday 23rd October.