THIS weekend the clocks go back one hour as British Summer Time comes to an end.

In the short term it means an extra hour in bed, which is always a welcome bonus.

However, in the larger scheme of things it signals that winter is well and truly on the way.

I am sure I am not alone in thinking that it would be good if we could not turn the clocks back one hour, but one year.

Just think, this time last year coronavirus had not even come to light, but in a very short space of time it escalated from a local Chinese problem to a global catastrophe that looks likely to change the face of life as we have known it.

Of course, we cannot turn the clocks back in any way that alters the course of history but we can alter the present so that history does not repeat itself.

Covid-19 has changed, and will continue to change, many things, for a great number of people.

I think it is fair to say that it has shaken the Western World out of its complacency and made people question what is really important in life.

Fullness of life is not to be found in one’s possessions or the good times one enjoys, the quest has to go much deeper than that.

Jesus said, Seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness and all things necessary for life as God intended will be given to you. (Matthew 6:33).

CANON SIMON EVERETT

Team Rector of Wareham