Who expects to participate in a service of Holy Communion at the beach? And yet that is what happened when 65 parishioners of all ages from North Lambeth Parish went on a day trip to Camber Sands on Sunday 2nd September. We were blessed with golden sunshine and a beautiful journey through the Kent countryside! There was much splashing in the sea, games on the sand and a communal picnic before we gathered for a service of Holy Communion. Other beach-goers joined us, in a service that was refreshing and different.
For some families this was the only time they were able to get away for a break this summer, so it’s something we want to do again. The day was fulfilling and harmonious; as one day tripper said, “It felt like one big family get together!”