Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Cream of Jersey

Well, what a great time I had in Jersey. Martyn has said quite a bit about what happened whilst he was still in the island (note we were told by the Bailiff that you live in an island and on a rock - so not on but in Jersey!) We were privileged to visit the States Chamber where their 53 Members of the States - their Parliament sit. All with their own seat and the facility for electronic voting. Great stuff. People don't represent political parties and are voted in in different categories. Really interesting for me!

We met two formidable Methodist women who had been the first two women constables in the Stastes which was very impressive.

On Sunday, after Martyn had left for Guernsey, I got up very early and went back to BBC Radio Jersey to do a live slot for Radio 4 where they homed in on me being on Jersey leaving too little time to speak about MRDF and Cameroon which I had hoped to major on.
I preached at St Aubin later in the morning then Garry and I went to the Biarritz Methodist Hotel for Sunday lunch with David Coote, the District Chair, and his wife Barbara - very plush hotel, highly recommended. Great views.
On Sunday evening I was at Georgetown where we had an Agape service which seemed to go well and we were joined by some holiday makers who risked missing their evening meal by staying to the very end.
What wonderful people we met on this beautiful island and what memories we take away. Thanks to everyone, especially the Circuit staff and stewards for driving us around and generally looking after us so well.

1 comment:

Alan Bowles said...

A Love Feast topped with Cream of Jersey was just delicious for Trinty Ramblers, Clitheroe(the holidaymakers). Thank you Georgetown for making us so welcome