Today Father Martin presided at the Solemn Parish Mass and preached; Ann led us in our Intercessions. Father Mervyn was officiating at St. Albans, Ilford. In his sermon based on today’s Gospel of the Good Shepherd Father M artin drew our attention to the fact that the Bishop is the Shepherd of his flock in the Diocese. Yesterday our Churchwardens went to the Cathedral in Chelmsford to make their promises. Father Martin pointed out that Bishops delegated some of their role as Shepherds to the parochial clergy who, in turn, delegated some of their role, to the Churchwardens. In fact, we all needed to exhibited the qualities of the Good Shepherd in our role with each other.
Yesterday’s Saturday shop took £156; we have also received a generous donation to the redecoration Fund which is very gratefully acknowledged.