Friday, 29 March 2013
Past, present and future
We've been out of the valley! The Rector@6 was summoned to Salisbury Cathedral for the 'Eucharist of the Chrism and Reaffirmation of Vows' on Maundy Thursday. I'll be honest and say that this wasn't my idea of a fun day out but it was a chance to get a lift to Salisbury. This was a 'must attend service' - unless The Rector@6 had a very, very good excuse. I, on the other hand had a choice - shops or Cathedral? I am so glad that I chose to go to the Cathedral. I sat looking up the vaulted ceiling and listened to all the praise and prayer being lifted to the roofs - as it had been for so many years in the past. Seeing all the clergy - the deacons, the priests and the bishops process through the cathedral was very moving. I am brought into the present when I see The Rector @6 pass by. How different from the six small rural churches that I will usually see him. What an unexpected place I find myself now in!