Glorious sunshine for the licensing of Revd. Don McGarrigle by Bishop Donald at the church of St Peter & St Paul, Great Casterton. The church was filled with everyone wishing him well. Don’s commitment & warmth for others shone. All of us hope he & Helen relish the new challenges.
The power of love! Stunning wedding. Congratulations to the new Duke & Duchess of Sussex who are set to shape world views for the better. All power to their vision & example. They are leading the way on non-gender stereotyping, acceptance of mental health issues, racial equality.
And what a gripping sermon! Full text at bit.ly/2rTTJLf .
“When we discover the redemptive power of love, we will make of this old world a new world.”
I attended RAF Wittering Family Day. Difficult to believe what the military have to carry -Engineer day packs weigh 30 kilos! Quite something to carry when you may need weapons as well. It’s about the same as my Golden Retriever dog! Skills & levels of military fitness are impressive.
Becoming Lord-Lieutenant is fascinating and varied. This week I met magistrates, the Heads of Casterton College & Uppingham School, planned World War 1 armistice commemorations, attended three charity committees and two formal dinners!
The photo is from an interesting meeting of local ‘opinion formers’ at Kendrew Barracks.