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Nature’s rainbows and whimsical wanderings

This month we hear from Church Related Community Worker; Alison Dalton who was (until very recently) the CRCW at the Bluebells Woods Web cropBuilding Bridges Project in Tonge Moor, Bolton. Alison has recently received a call to the Sunderland and Boldon CRCW project and although she feels very sad to leave her role and the people she has formed close friendships with in Bolton, she is looking forward to the challenges and opportunities a new project can bring.

This reflection is all about life in lockdown, and the beauty of nature, which appears ever more vibrant in these strange times. Alison has been blown away by the beauty of the bluebells whilst wandering and has even learnt about various names they have been given in history along with their meaning:

"The bluebell stood for humility, gratitude and everlasting love, so for me this is a flower of our time......Those that have been most important, most needed during this time have predominantly been those often missed, unseen and forgotten in our society, maybe we could say those working in the most humble occupations, the nurses, the home carers, the shop workers, delivery drivers, postal workers, transport workers and community volunteers".

Read or download a PDF of Alison's full reflection here.

Would you like to know more about Church Related Community Work (CRCW) Ministry? We have plenty of resources available for you here: Become a CRCW and Become a CRCW Project.

Do you have a question? Please feel free to contact the CRCW office by email for more information.

Thanks to ‘Click and Learn Photography’ for sharing their work on Unsplash.


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