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An extract from “The Prophet” by Kahlil Gibran
You were born together and together you shall be for evermore.
You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days.
Aye, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness.
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread, but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone
Even as the strings of a lute are alone
Though they quiver with the same music.
Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping
For only the hand of Life can contain your heart

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The Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Val

The sandstone, thatched church with its beautiful stained glass windows was consecrated in January 1965.  Sadly the church was struck by lightning in 1970 and burnt down, leaving only the walls standing.  Only one pew was saved and the family Bible.  It was rebuilt in 1971 and a vestry was added.  Mrs Lawrence, who designed and initiated the building of the church, had a stone built into the floor of the church in front of the altar, which she brought all the way from an excavation site at the Temple of Jerusalem.