The last couple of weeks have seen increasing numbers of visitors in the Cheviot area - mainly (entirely?) British people, taking advantage of the 'Staycation' trend. Sadly organised pilgrimages along the St Cuthbert's Way have largely been cancelled and we are missing visitors from abroad, many of whom would joing us for worship on a Sunday. It was a pleasant reminder of how-things-used-to-be when we received a letter from America, which Colin read out last Sunday. Here's some of what Carol, from New York State wrote:
Dear Rev Colin and the congregation of Yetholm KIrk - My husband's pilgrimage along St Cuthbert's Way brought me to your church. As I followed him by bus & taxi and did not walk, I was able to worship with you on June 4th 2017. I remember it with great fondness, as you were all so very warm and welcoming. I loved being in the village of Yetholm and learning a little bit about your history. Such a peaceful place now, but so tumultuous a history!
It was a pleasent reminder of how things used to be to receive such a letter. Hopefully, in the not too distant future, we be welcoming visitors from all around the world once again.
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