Tuesday, 29 March 2011
On Saturday there was an amazing day at The Queens Foundation in Birmingham to celebrate the work of the World Church in Britain Partnership Programme. It was my privilege to be with a number of our partners as well as with many of the folk who did so much of the very hard 'behind the scenes' tasks to give thanks for all that our partners have brought to us over the years. It was good to get to know each other better; to hear the stories; to laugh together; to eat together; to worship together; and to give thanks to God for all we have shared and continue to share. We pray that we will continue to learn from each other and celebrate this world wide family to which we belong. Then on Sunday, I travelled to Burford to share in their morning service, along with visitors from other Christian communities in the area and from around the Circuit. It was good to meet with old friends and to be introduced to new ones. It was also good to give God thanks for the possibilities that continue to be offered to us as we seek to serve. I pray we will find the right ways to use our fascinating old buildings in the new ways that God requires, sometimes in spite of the law of the land! And I give grateful thanks for the hospitality of both events.