Thursday 17th September 2015
After the morning service of Holy Communion, I met the parent who is doing most of the work behind the scenes for this Sunday's "Messy church" for children and their parents and godparents. We spent some time folding and cutting card for the children to decorate.
Then into the car for the nine miles to Falstone for an ecumenical meeting -- planning with the Methodists and United Reformed Church our joint arrangements for Harvest and Christmas in Falstone and Kielder.
Back into the car for a Deanery Committee meeting. this time it's representatives of all the Anglican churches of the area where I'm Rural Dean: we need to plan for how, as the Church of England, we can make sure that we continue to provide a Christian presence in every community for everyone to call on when needed -- and how to encourage our neighbours to enjoy what the Christian faith can offer.