Church has organised a series of six alternative worship services. Last Sunday afternoon was Contemplate Peace, an opportunity to write prayers, light candles or sit still for a while and enjoy the calm of the moment. People left feeling better, including the intellectually-handicapped man with whom I sit each week.

In the off-chance that this appeals to someone local this Sunday, 13 August, at 4.30 pm, will be a Micro-Retreat for people who don’t have time for the full-length version.

Be warned, the idiom will still be Christian.

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