Two or three “firsts” during my visit to the South East District. I don’t think:-
1) I’ve ever sat in on another District Synod before – I’ve exchanged the Newcastle one for three others including Channel Islands tomorrow! Fascinating and good to pick up ideas to re-cycle in the north!
2) I’ve ever preached in a church that the Queen has re-opened before as I did at Windsor! A service incidentally that reminded me again of Prevenient Grace – I might tell you sometime!
3) I've ever spoken at a church which has an underground car-park as at Redhill!
By the time you read this I shall be island-hopping between Guernsey, Alderney, Herm and Sark (in four days!) for Synods, visits and services before a few days break as I prepare to celebrate a significant birthday. 3 score years! A rail card! Yippee!