There has been a lot of sadness in our parish and in our area in recent weeks. It has not been an easy time for bereaved families, community and particularly local school communities. However, incredible resilience and personal support has been evident and shared in so many ways. While words can be difficult to find, people find wonderful ways of supporting one another in thoughtfulness and kindness. People dig deep to find the human instinct to survive along with the precious gift of faith which sustains bereaved families, bewildered neighbours, friends and colleagues. May we all continue to put our trust in God and the irrepressible human instinct to survive helping one another to face loss and bereavement.