06 Jun June 2020
Above: The wagtail, which has recently been making an aviary of our greenhouse
Trinity Sunday – There is so little Community news at the moment we’ve taken to photographing our food. This is a steak & onion pie I made for Trinity Sunday. I had some leftover pastry and thought ‘what can I do with this?’ There was enough to write ‘Sunday’ as well but the tyrannical bell called me away. I also experimented with carrots cooked in honey, olive oil and lavender. It’s a thing. People do it (in Stoke Newington). Alas, it was not universally appreciated. Br Stuart said of it afterwards: ‘it was like eating shower gel’. He had a point.
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Monday 8th – We celebrated the birthday’s of Sr Alison and Abbot Thomas with a special Community tea. Their combined age is 114, and that’s as much I can get away with saying.
Tuesday 9th – We began a four-week experiment with a new timetable. The biggest change is that we now have the Eucharist in place of Terce at 8.40am and we sing Terce at 12.15pm, although we’re calling it Sext. Our morning Conference has also been split up into its three constituent parts and spread over the course of the day.
Wednesday 24th – On Wednesday we had a Chapter meeting to discuss our revised budget. Like most charities, the last several months have not been good from a financial point of view. A considerable portion of our income comes from our guest house, which has been closed since March. As a result we’ve made some necessary cutbacks, and are looking into other ways to economise. Thank you to all our Friends for your continued support at this time.
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