It's that time of year again! Yes, the church and village fete
will be upon us any time soon. Carol B has been working very
hard to make sure we have lots of attractions and some new exciting
guests this year to add to the fun. It's been a bit touch and
go at times as a number of us are unfortunately going to be missing.
So I do hope that everyone pulls together on the day and makes
it a huge success. I know we will need all the cakes that Pattingham
can produce... (and that is saying something!), and help with
the refreshments. So over to you!
about the Vicar?" I hear you ask! Well sadly I will be
missing this year. The weekend clashes this year with the July
session of General Synod, and I am bound to be there - in York
this time. And yet again, most of our discussion will be tied
up with the thorny question of Women Bishops ...
"Still?" I hear you ask. Yes, 'fraid so. What is more,
because the House of Bishops has tried to insert two contentious
amendments to the proposed legislation that was approved by 42
out of 44 dioceses, it may be that even the supporters of Women
Bishops will feel obliged to vote down the measure. All very
frustrating, and I haven't fully decided which way I will vote
yet. Please keep all of us in your prayers. Something tells
me we will need them.
Then of course,
we will all be getting geared up for the Olympics. Finally after
all the years and months of it getting closer and closer; after
watching the progress of the Olympic torch around the country;
and after the spectacle of the Diamond Jubilee, the Games are
here! Let's hope it will be an occasion for excellence, for sporting
endeavour and international cooperation . I am sure there will
be plenty of cynics around who will do their best to destroy
these illusions - but maybe our athletes will help us all to
continue to feel the good aspects of National Pride that the
Queen's anniversary sparked for many.
God bless and keep you