Whitsun: "It's All About the 'F' Word"

The Revd Margaret Legg

It’s all about the ‘f’ word – no not the word I had to ban from the house when the family were younger - but rather several ‘f’ words: fear, faith and fire!

When I was a child, Whitsun was a great celebration, not least because Whit Monday was a Bank Holiday. Indeed the whole week – Whitsuntide - was too, but that was before my time! Now a days it’s been air brushed out of the calendar – tomorrow we have the Spring Bank Holiday (fixed in 1971as the last Monday in May) and it’s pure chance it falls on the old Whit Monday.