Skipton Step into Action, were invited to share a reading at Holy Trinity Church – A service commemorating the Coronation of King Charles III and celebrating the work of all of the wonderful volunteers in Skipton. “It was a real privilege to be part of such a beautiful and heartfelt service”, said Skipton Step into Action, CEO Charlotte McKeown.
Second Reading – Selfless Dedication – Words of King Charles III, Christmas 2022 Read by Charlotte McKeown, Founder & CEO Skipton Step Into Action
My mother’s belief in the power of that light was an essential part of her faith in God, but also her faith in people and it is one which I share with my whole heart. It is a belief in the extraordinary ability of each person to touch, with goodness and compassion, the lives of others, and to shine a light in the world around them. This is the essence of our community and the very foundation of our society.
We see it in the selfless dedication of our armed forces and emergency services who work tirelessly to keep us all safe…, we see it in our health and social care professionals, our teachers and indeed all those working in public service, whose skill and commitment are at the heart of our communities.
And at this time of great anxiety and hardship, be it for those around the world facing conflict, famine or natural disaster, or for those at home finding ways to pay their bills and keep their families fed and warm, we see it in the humanity of people throughout our nations and the Commonwealth who so readily respond to the plight of others.
I particularly want to pay tribute to all those wonderfully kind people who so generously give food or donations, or that most precious commodity of all, their time, to support those around them in greatest need, together with the many charitable organisations which do such extraordinary work in the most difficult circumstances.
Let us Pray.