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Nature in lockdown!

How has lockdown been for you? The coronavirus pandemic has affected virtually every aspect of our lives. Christians have rightly spent much time discussing when and how we will be able to meet face-to-face again for worship.

Caring for God's earth Simon Marsh
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The turtle dove. Numbers in the UK have plummeted by 93% since the 1970s | photo: iStock

While most of us were stuck at home though, many people had a renewed appreciation of the nature all around us. In the absence of traffic noise, we noticed how loud the birdsong is. Our local parks and green spaces took on a new importance for our daily exercise. At the end of every working day my wife and I would walk through the meadows near our house, enjoying the beauty of creation in a way that perhaps we didn’t before.