We travelled back from Sark to arrive in St Peter Port in the late afternoon on December 10th. That evening we went to the Methodist Chapel at Les Adams where I was to share in the Local Preachers Meeting. Before the meeting began I was welcomed by members of the congregation at Les Adams. This was the first time they could remember being visited by a President of Conference and they welcomed me with tea and gifts of Guernsey Gâche (pronounced Gosh) and a small silver Guernsey milk can. I had never heard of Guernsey Gâche but discovered that it is delicious spread with Guernsey butter and eaten either as it comes or toasted.
|With the people at Les Adams Methodist Church|
|The Chair of District and Circuit Superintendent, Rev David Hinchliffe, leading worship at the Local Preachers Meeting|
|Maison de Quetteville|
We then shared in a service of Holy Communion with the residents. The service was led by the chaplain and I gave a short address and had the great privilege of serving the wine. After a short break for coffee, I met with the circuit staff.
In the afternoon, David took Robert and I to see some of the sights on Guernsey. Here are some photographs.
|Robert and David looking out to sea near La Table des Pions, a stone circle also known as the Fairy Ring|
|David exploring one of many tunnels from the time of occupation|
Those who died in an air raid.
|The beautiful coastline in the early evening|
|Christmas lights in St Peter Port|
|The Parish Church|
There was an exhibition of artistic representations of angels in the Parish Church. We met some of the congregation and enjoyed a warm fruit punch (non-alcoholic).