|Concrete boots, a present from the Bishop - how thoughtful|
A new family has joined the congregation (ambitiously estimated, on a good day, with a fair wind in its sails) as being 24 good souls and true.
So we now have a traditional cohort of thirty. Huzzah and Hooray!
Just when it appeared as if we were in the doldrums with no new life in sight, we have six new 'parishioners' - a 25% surge in our numbers.
Of course, if you are in a city parish, this must appear to be very small beer but to us it is great news and we thank the Almighty for His providence.
If I also told you that this is a great family, strong and firm in their faith and outlook on life....I would not be telling a lie.
I now await the congratulatory telegram from the Bish.......could it possibly be the two fish wrapped in newspaper that arrived this morning?