One of the favourite trees at St Andrew's, Cherry Hinton, is the enormous beech which fills the south side of the churchyard. Under its branches lie many who have died; their relatives come in all weathers to visit their graves. On hot days, the tree provides deep shade for those looking for cool. And visitors to the church, churchyard, and now the Food Hub, often shelter under its wide branches in the rain.
At this time of year children, adults, and dogs enjoy crunching the carpet of copper leaves which fall from this tree.
The Beech is a tree that reminds us of God's generous care for us in all weathers – both in this life and the next.
By Revd Dr Karin Voth Harman (text) and Cllr Alex Collis (photo); St Andrew's Food Hub, Cherry Hinton
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