Wednesday began with a visit to Shebbear College, another of our Methodist Schools. I was shown Lake Chapel - very significant in Bible Christian tradition and regularly used for worship by the college and the local congregation. It was interesting to see an old photo of a Bible Christian annual Conference with its ministers, at least two of whom were women.
For me, Sunday morning service was back at The Mint. The congregation included Nigel and Lorna Collinson and several feriends and colleagues from my days at the Division of Education and Youth. The minister at The Mint is a good friend from Wesley House days, Andrew Sails. We both agreed to keep confidential any stories of what the other was like in those bygone days. But it was great to meet up with Andrew again and to get a feel for the many things going on at The Mint. We shared a Christian Aid lunch and then I drove back to London, collecting Richard on the way.