Looking back with thankfulness

Published: Monday July 5, 2021

Thank You DaySunday 4 July was Thank You Day and thousands of people shared their stories of thankfulness using our Thank You Cards and resources.

The congregation at Blockley (left) gave their cards to a whole range of people, including an MP, a farmer, a delivery driver, the school, the parish council and even their fabulous local vicar, the Revd Dana Delap.

The worshipping community met outside for bacon sandwiches and coffee and followed with an all age service.

The Revd Ruth Fitter, St Pauls and St Stephen’s Church in Gloucester spoke to Richard Atkins on BBC Radio Gloucestershire about the importance of being thankful (listen from 1 hour and 10 minutes into the show).

She talked about how her church had helped children from the local schools as well as people in the pews to think about their thankfulness.

The finished cards were being returned to church so that they could construct a huge wall of thankfulness, with grateful messages to people across the local area.

Ruth’s own thank you card was to the staff on ward 4B at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital who nursed her through covid-19. Ruth is now fully recovered and back to her usual energetic self, even walking up Snowdon recently.

Children at Longney School

Children in year 4 at Longney School worked with the Revd Richard Martin, Priest-in-Charge of Hardwicke and Elmore with Longney to think about who they would like to thank with their cards (left).

Let us know how you thanked people in your community – we’d love to share stories of some of the special people in your life and what they mean to you. Contact   with your stories.

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