Village get-together marked by Ps 23

The annual barbeque in the village of Corsham in Wiltshire was marked with a reading of Psalm 23 this year. 

The Corsham Twinning Association had not met throughout the pandemic. But, in late July, when Covid rules allowed, some 25 locals got together for a barbeque. 

Host, Susan Wingrave, spoke about those who had died during the pandemic and then, inspired by the Psalm 23 Garden, read Psalm 23. 

‘It was a very emotional thing to do,’ she said, ‘but as a Christian, it felt as if I had done the right thing to bring God’s word into that public space. 

‘I had several really lovely conversations with people afterwards as a result,’ she added. 

There are lots of ways in which you can hold a Psalm 23 meal for your community, when it is safe to do so. You can find details here.

Susan said, ‘I would really encourage people to pluck up the courage and do it. Nobody will mind and this psalm still has a lot to say to us today.’

Download resources for your Psalm 23 banquet here.


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