|Cheap Street Methodist / URC Church|
|At lunch with friends|
|Another view of lunch with friends|
On Sunday afternoon I met friends from church and from the school where I taught. Some of them, I had not seen since I left nearly 19 years ago. Robert was with me on this visit and it was special for him as well.
Some of the churches we knew have closed but in others there is growth and in this circuit, as in many others, Messy Church is proving very successful in reaching families (in Sherborne it is called Sticky Church).
|Gathering in Cheap Street in the morning|
|Cafe Worship at Preston Road MC, Yeovil|
|With Revs Christina Le Moignan (Past President) and Linda Barriball (Superintendent) Linda noted that 50% of the female President's of Conference were present in the service - Only 4 in all these years!|
|With the UVI|
From Sherborne I drove to Launde Abbey in Leicestershire where I am currently leading a retreat for Ministers from the Lincolnshire District. Retreats are private spaces so I will not be blogging about the content or showing photographs of the sessions but here are some pictures of the beautiful grounds of Launde Abbey.
|View of the Abbey from the grounds - the chapel is on the right|
|The Stew Pond (fish pond) which has been here since the 16th century|
|A morning view from my window|
|A cactus in the greenhouse|