Today, whilst I was waiting for Father Martin to pick me up to take me to the meeting of the SSC, there was a knock on the front. door. I opened it to two very presentable men who when they saw my dog collar looked a bit thwarted. I was being visited by the local Jehovah’s Witnesses. I always dread these encounters and hope to avoid them but, in fact, these were two very interesting people. One of their concerns is the present moral state, or the lack of it, amongst many of our young people And the fact that many people no longer have any thought about society, just living their lives in a cocoon from the needs and concerns of their neighbours. They were also concerned about the Governments plans for Gay Marriages. It was an interesting chat and not like the many I’ve had in the past.
We drove to Colchester, (stopping at Sainsbury’s for coffee and a doughnut) for the meeting at St. Barnabas which started with Mass followed by lunch and then the opportunity to meet Norman, the new Bishop of Richborough who gave an interesting talk and then answered our questions. Bishop Norman will be made an Assistant Bishop of Chelmsford Diocese on the 27th March at 5.15 p.m. to which all are welcome
This years Chrism Mass celebrated by The Bishop of Richborough will be on Monday 2nd April at 12 noon.