WALK WEST ALONG SANDPIPER ROAD TOWARDS THE LIGHTHOUSE AND HARBOUR (EITHER GO STRAIGHT OVER TO THE LIGHTHOUSE THROUGH THE FISHMARKET CAR PARK, OR WALK DOWN TO LINDSAY ROAD AGAIN AND ROUND TO THE HARBOUR)
As you walk towards the Lighthouse, think of the old Newhaven fishing village. Give thanks for the heritage we have in this community, for the people who came before us and the lives they led, and the institutions that they helped to create, the fishmarket, the school, the choirs, the churches.
When you arrive at the Lighthouse, take in the 360 panorama! Take time to look at the old village, the tenements, the church spires, the houses up on the hill, look round at the fishmarket, the boats in the harbour, and then turning round look at Brewer’s Fayre, beyond that to David Lloyd sports centre and the Western Harbour blocks. Think of all of the people who live in this place. Think of the many that you may know, and probably the thousands more you don’t know.
Think of those for whom this has been their home all their lives. Think of those who may have just arrived and may not yet (or ever) know it as home.
Give thanks that God knows each one of them. Each one with their back story, their good points and bad points, their hopes and regrets, joys and sorrows. Each a child of God.
Bring this community, and all in it, to God.