Landings South has held its first session of its first ever virtual Landings Programme. Ruby Almeida the Landings Facilitator and Hossein Zand the Programme Leader have worked very closely with the Landings team to ensure that this online version translated as closely as possible to our successful face to face meetings. We are very blessed to have two returnees on our team and have four people whom we are accompanying on their faith journey.
During these difficult times of COVID 19, we know that the need for spiritual nourishment is much needed to fill voids that many people are finding in their lives. Many churches have found that the number of people watching their live streamed Mass has been up by 600% compared to their usual congregation. And these are based on the number of devices that have logged into the live stream but does not take into account the number of people gathered at each device to watch the Mass. In our own unique way Landings shines it light brightly for those seeking a way back to their faith.
Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Joseph, Leigh on Sea, is a new start up Landings group. In June 2019 a Landings training day was organised by Adele Angel of the Vicariate for Evangelisation for Brentwood Diocese. From that group Marian Long returned to her parish in Leigh on Sea, and with the support of her parish priest set up a small Landings Team. In less than six months the Leigh on Sea Landings Team, with support from the Landings Facilitator, Ruby Almeida, have just started their first Landings programme. We wish them well as they shine a beacon for those searching a way back to their faith. https://lourdesleigh.org/returning
Our colleagues in Scotland have recently launched their fantastic new website. This initiative will serve and promote their wonderful work in their regions. We look forward to mutually supporting each other’s work for Landings and its returnees http://www.landingsuknorth.co.uk/index.html