The Friends of St Michael's, Discoed are sad to announce the death of our President, Edward Storey on the 18th of November after a short illness.
Ever since Edward arrived in Discoed from the Fens he threw himself into the life of the community and into supporting St Michael's church. As our President he spread his enthusiasm for the Friends far and wide. He was the keeper of the spirit of the church...only the best would do! Our leader on all matters literary, he was our Bard and he was the Chronicler of all our activities and published 4 books of poems inspired by St Michael's. He will be sorely missed by us all.
Change of Address by Edward Storey
I have chosen to lie
where twelve moons a year
will constantly look down on me
between the yew tree and the spire,
where, in the morning, it won’t be long
before the new day sun is seen
stealthily creeping into the churchyard
like a boy climbing an orchard wall
to pick an apple just about to fall.
Here, neighbours have no need
to pass the time of day -
their peace, like their beds,
has always been made under the sky
where it's comforting to know
it will always be so.