Church cleaning and solitude  

May 23, 2015 at 1:51 pm Leave a comment

   Today was my first ‘go’ at cleaning my dear little church. There is a very organised rota and some people have been cleaning the house of The Lord for years. If we all take it in turns it’s only once or twice a year. 

My usual method of housework is sweeping the room with a glance having lived overseas for 20 years but God provides dusters, polish and a Hoover. 

There is something wonderfully calming being amongst ancient cool stonework. I am slightly in awe of the beauty of the Minton tiles lit by coloured sunlight which is pouring through the stained glass window by the altar. How many worshippers have knelt at the brass communion rail? Quite a few in the last week judging by the fingerprints! I remember my mother cleaning another church in my childhood; the Mothers Union rota. She will be smiling down to see me wielding a duster.

My work is done. Mental note to self to take my trusty Ewbank for the carpet next time it’s my turn.

Time for contemplation and prayer and yes, I sweep the nave with a glance as I leave quiet as a church mouse.  


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