God's Delight

Life has been a bit rough lately. Actually, over the past few weeks, it has been fairly hellish - to the extent of reducing me to floods of tears a time or two. I'm beginning to come out of it now, and have begun to work out what went wrong. Basically, I have been terribly busy for some months, and it all caught up with me.

A change of churchwarden had meant a change in responsibilities, and I swapped child and adult safeguarding for buildings oversight and health and safety. We had pretty-much got our safeguarding sorted - policies and procedures in place and working well. Buildings and H&S though, through nobody's fault, aren't quite so 'sorted', and I've really been overdoing it, trying to get things started - changing the way we organised the buildings work, plus getting started on various maintenance tasks and the beginnings of some improvements.

We have also changed our service pattern - going from two services (at 10:30am and 6:15pm) to three (at 9:00 and 11:00am and 7:00pm), and that has entailed a surprising amount of work for everyone - staff and volunteers.

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