Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year

Here we go! 2014 is up and running - with storms and flooding and continuous rain. It is so wet we haven't even ventured out with the dogs - who are fed up with us. Christmas was a joyful period for the Rector@6, with the churches busy and all services seemed to go well. This first Christmas must surely be the hardest and we survived - although one negative comment came flying in our direction, just as the Rector@6 was about to take a day off. It wrecked the day - it may well have been justified in that person's eyes, but timing is of the essence! Maybe he didn't want the Rector@6 to sit back and think that 'all's well'. Sitting on the sidelines, I can see how like teaching the Rector's work is: - you never feel that you have got it totally right for everyone, you can always do more and you have to be able to juggle multiple things at the same time.Which is why I am not returning to teaching!!
Reflecting on this first Christmas made us see how broad these parishes are in their churchmanship. If only they could work together and appreciate others' differences amiably. There is much to do in 2014!  There are many positives to take with us into the New Year - not least, the commitment some adults have decided to make, by joining with our young folk's group, and be confirmed at the end of January by our Bishop. What a fantastic start to the New Year!


  1. All the best for 2014. I'm convinced that being a member of the clergy is way harder than teaching! Jx

    1. Yes you don't get the holidays to recover and reenergise! And you have to be nice ALL the time! Happy New Year to you.

  2. You appear to be a marvelous support to the Rector - and to others. Well done.

  3. Glad to know that you survived Christmas, even if just Bearly. And I do hope that 2014 will be a good one for you and the rector. The confirmation sounds interesting!

    Blessings and Bear hugs!